2019 All-State Band Audition Guide
Welcome from the creator, Tyler Vahldick
Welcome to my new website! This guide to the All-State Band audition process is meant for both students and parents. I will walk you through each required étude and every aspect of your technical, musical and mental preparation, and I'll provide insight into what to expect on the day of the audition and in the weeks leading up to it.
I started this project several years ago to show students how local professional musicians prepare and execute the All-State Band audition études. Everything you hear is a live recording and similar to an audition environment. I’m truly thankful and humbled by my Kansas City Symphony St. Louis, and UMKC colleagues who took the time to practice and record for this project. It’s a rare opportunity to be able to watch and listen to these world class musicians “audition” live, just like you will for All-District, All-Suburban, and All-State this December. I take with great pride that I went through the Missouri All-State Band audition process all four years of high school, and I've found that the personal gains I made in the process have continued to benefit me throughout my career. I hope the same will be true for you!