2019 SuperState Registration 

important change

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 University of Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival. I would like to announce one change this year. We are reverting back to a long-standing former rule whereby all bands from a given school must enroll in the classification for that school. (So all bands from each school will perform under the same classification.)

After a good deal of positive response, we will continue with the “new” policy from last year — the $100 registration fee that will allow us to send recorded comments from three judges back with each band that applies, thus increasing our educational reach with this event. We trust this will continue to be a positive enhancement to SuperState. There is a terrific adjudication panel of highly qualified musicians who will join us in May, and we are looking forward to another great event.

Again, thanks for your interest in SuperState.

Dr. Stephen Peterson
Director of Bands


Application Process

NOTE: If you need to receive an invoice in order to process payment or to get reimbursed, please indicate on your application form.
 

1. Fill out the Application Form at the link below, and pay the application fee. Application, materials, and payment are due no later than Monday, February 25, 2019.

  • Application Fee: $100. (If paying by credit card, please have card accessible when you begin your application. If paying by check, please make out to the University of Illinois, and send to: SuperState Registration, c/o Illinois Bands, 1103 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820. Payment must be received by Monday, February 25, 2019.)

  • Participation Fee: $500. (All chosen schools will be invoiced.)

If you wish to register another band after you complete your first application:

  • Click on the "Application Form" link again.

  • Fill out the application again—make sure you indicate a different name for each additional band.

  • All bands from a school must enroll at the classification appropriate for that school. (All bands in same classification.)


2. Fill out the Enrollment Verification Form using the link below.


3. Recording information:

  • For High Schools: 12-20 minutes of UNEDITED music (in mp3 music file format) from the 2018-19 school year, which is to be submitted through the Box widget below (you can drag and drop files into the widget).

  • For Middle/Junior High Schools: 8-20 minutes of UNEDITED music (in mp3 music file format) from the 2017-18 school year, which is to be submitted through the Box widget below (you can drag and drop files into the widget).

IMPORTANT! Label each individual recording like this:

CLASS_School_Band-Name_Piece_Composer Last Name (ex: 4A_ACME-High-School_Senior-Band_Lincolnshire-Posy_Grainger)

  • Please use the following for the class: 4A - 3A - 2A - 1A - MS/JH

  • We will send you email notification once we retrieve your recording(s).