2019 Convention Guest Bands

Guest Band applications are due June 1st, 2018.

All application materials, including the application form, recordings, and two recent programs, must be submitted by the June 1st, 2018 deadline.  Recordings and all supplemental materials will be uploaded at the following link:


Recordings must include two selections displaying as much musical variety as possible, in order to assist the committee in understanding the flexibility of your ensemble.  These will be uploaded in MP3 format.

Invitations to perform at the 2019 State Convention will be issued on or before July 1st, 2018.  No invitations will be issued from any other associated group without approval from the NBA Audition Committee.

Selected groups will perform concerts of the following lengths (including announcements and introductions):
– Middle School/Junior High: 30 minutes
– High School: 45 minutes
– Adult Community/College/University: 60 minutes

The performance slot for College/University groups at the NBA-WC convention will be limited to traditional concert bands and wind ensembles whose directors are members of the National Band Association.  In addition to a concert performance, the appearance may be linked to a clinic presentation.

Groups should plan to provide printed programs for their concerts.

Contact Dr. John R. Stewart with questions and concerns at the following information:
(715) 836-4417