Area All State
Each year, students who perform an advanced level NYSSMA solo are invited to apply for Junior and Senior Area All State Festivals. Applications are available at the beginning of the school year and your band teacher will help fill it out. If accepted into one of the groups, the Junior Area All State Festival usually takes place the first weekend of December and the Senior Area All State Festival takes place the last weekend of January. The festivals sometimes change location, but in the past they have been held at the Anderson Center at Binghamton University, Ithaca High School and at Ithaca University.
Here is the schedule for the 2020 Senior Area All State Festival.
Friday, January 31, Rehearsal from 12:00-7:30PM with a dinner break.
Saturday, February 1, Rehearsal from 9:00AM-2:00PM with a lunch break.
Concert- 2:00PM Saturday (Vocal) 4:00PM (Instrumental)
For more details and last minute reminds, look at Mr. Brainard's site.