Columbia Bands, Inc. is proud to announce the
2017 Maryland All State Community Band!
August 5 and 6, 2017
This celebration of music will take place on August 5 and 6, 2017 and will feature talented community concert band musicians throughout Maryland under the direction of Dr. Harlan Parker from the Peabody Conservatory.
All musicians that are currently active in a community concert band in Maryland and have attained the age of 18 by August 5, 2017 are invited to audition.
The 2017 MASC Band will rehearse on Saturday and Sunday morning and perform on Sunday afternoon, August 6 @ 3:00pm.
Still not sure? Check out our list of previous repertoire.
The rehearsals and concert will be held in Columbia, Maryland (exact location is pending). The concert will be free and open to the public. A non-refundable audition fee of $15 will cover an anonymous, professional adjudication. A participation fee of $85 for those who are selected will cover the costs of the conductor, facilities fees, meals, music, and a CD recording of the performance. Lodging (if required) will not be provided, although we are happy to share information on local options.
The audition selections were posted on January 1, 2017. Need help with recording your audition? Please see the Audition Recording Tips (PDF / DOCX). Also, please refer to the rehearsal and performance schedule (PDF / DOCX) for the weekend. Still have questions? Read our Q&A list (PDF / DOCX).
==> When you are ready to submit your audition materials (by March 13, 2017), please do the following:
1) EITHER complete and submit the online Application Form, OR download the paper Application Form (PDF / DOCX / Fillable PDF), complete it and save it, then email it to MASCBauditions@columbiabands.org.
2) Email your recordings to MASCBauditions@columbiabands.org.
3) Mail your check ($15 per audition made out to Columbia Bands, Inc. with MASCB in memo line) to Columbia Bands, Inc. P.O. Box 2713 Columbia, MD, 21045.
Thanks for your interest in the 2017 Maryland All State Community Band. Help us spread the word and please join in making this event an exceptional musical experience for both musicians and audience alike!