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Audition Registration

February 4 - 15, 2022

  • Registration will be open from February 4 through February 15, per President Bream. The registration form will be online. You will have to upload a copy of your NAfME card and your students' release forms. The audition fee must be postmarked by February 15th for your student to be eligible. 

  • Auditions will be March 5th. The snow date is March 12th. Keep both dates open on your calendar.

  • April 29th - May 1st - All-State Band Clinic

  • Auditions will be $20 per student and will be mailed to Asheville High School, c/o Rodney Workman/NC Honors Band, 419 McDowell St., Asheville, NC 28803, postmarked no later than February 15th.

    • Combined Checks? Multiple band audition fees can be on the same check.​

    • Checks are made out to NCMEA. Put Honors Band on the memo line. 

    • Vendor Information? NCMEA should be in the school's system, not NCBA.

    • Use a money order instead of cash.

    • Personal checks are not allowed by NCMEA.

  • Sight-reading: None for 2022

Directors: May require sign-in with personal email .

September 28, 2021

As many of you are working with students on the 11/12 Solos this year, you may find more typos and errors. Please use the form at the link below to share any suggested edits and corrections you find. We will not be making any changes this year, but also don't want to forget to make these changes before the next time around (2024). You may also share this link with private teachers who find mistakes or want to suggest edits.


The Middle School Timpani Audition Guide and Score Sheet have been posted on the Audition Requirements page.

2022 Audition Dates

  • February 4 - 15 - Audition Registration Window (Your NAfME card must be uploaded.)

  • February 15 - Audition Fee postmarked no later than 2/15.

  • March 1 - Audition Videos Due

  • March 5 - Adjudication of Honors Band Auditions

  • March 12 - Snow Date for Auditions (DIRECTORS - KEEP THIS DATE OPEN.)

  • March 10 - Results are not considered official until this date. (March 16 if snow date is needed.)

  • April 29 - May 1 - Clinic at UNC-Chapel Hill

Audition Chairs


MS Honors Band Audition Chair

East Central District - Email

Cary Academy

1500 North Harrison Avenue

Cary, NC 27513

(919) 228-4600 Middle School

(919) 228-4544 Upper School


9/10 Honors Band Audition Chair

South Central District - E-mail

Crestdale Middle School

940 Sam Newell Road

Matthews, NC 28105

(980) 343-5755


11/12 Honors Band Audition Chair

Eastern District - E-mail

Northern Nash High School

4230 Green Hills Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

(252) 937-9040

Up to and On Audition Day

All-State Middle School Auditions
All-State High School Auditions

Virtual for 2022

Email from Jamie Bream to Directors
Judging Assignments by Grade Level
Judging Assignments - FULL LIST

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Band Directors - make contact with judging partner

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Band directors will receive an email 
with specific information and links.

Friday Evening, March 4, 2022
Band directors will receive an email with Saturday's schedule and the Zoom link for the judges' meeting.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

9:00 a.m. - Judge's Meeting on Zoom
10:00 a.m. - Judging Window Starts
4:00 p.m. - Judging Window Ends

Preliminary Results
For Directors Only
Posted no later than March 7th.
Results not official until March 10th.