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Audition Registration

February 1 - 15, 2025

  • Registration will be open from February 1 through February 15. The registration form will be online. You will have to upload a copy of your NAfME card. The audition fee must be postmarked by February 15th for your student to be eligible. 

  • Auditions will be March 8th. The snow date is March 15th. Keep both dates open on your calendar.

  • May 2nd - 4th- All-State Band Clinic at UNCG

  • 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.

    • To check that your auditions payment has been received, use this link after giving ample time for the check(s) to arrive.

Directors: May require sign-in with personal email .

2025 Dates

  • February 1 - 15 - Audition Registration Window (Your NAfME card must be uploaded.)

  • February 15 - Audition Fee postmarked no later than 2/15.
    To check that your auditions payment has been received, use this link after giving ample time for the check(s) to arrive.

  • March 8 - All-State Honors Band Auditions at Atkins HS

  • March 15 - Snow Date for Auditions (DIRECTORS - KEEP THIS DATE OPEN.)

  • March 6 - Results are not considered official until this date. (March 13 if snow date is needed.)

  • April 26-28 - Clinic at

Audition Chairs


MS Honors Band Audition Chair

East Central District - Email

Sanderson High School

5500 Dixon Drive

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 881-4800


9/10 Honors Band Audition Chair

South Central District - E-mail





11/12 Honors Band Audition Chair

Eastern District - E-mail

Southwest Onslow High School

1420 Burgaw Hwy

Jacksonville, NC 28540

(910) 455-4888

On Audition Day

Atkins High School

All middle and high school auditions will

be at the same site.

 March 8, 2025

SNOW DATE - March 15, 2025

11:00-12:00 - Registration

12:00 - Directors/Judges' Meeting

1:00 - Auditions Begin

On the day of auditions, registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Directors/Judges will meet at 12:00. The auditions will begin at 1:00 p.m. Signs will be posted for the location of the meeting. 


Each director is required to attend the auditions with his/her students. Please do not ask for an exception to this rule. If your student(s) show up to audition without you, they will NOT be allowed to audition. Only directors will be allowed to register their students; parents may not register their children.


Please bring your NAfME card or proof of recent payment with you to the auditions. Students will be disqualified if a director's membership is not currently paid.

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