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Middle School Band All-State Festival

The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level band. These ensembles include woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State bands are the top performers in Nevada. Middle school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble.

2025 Nevada Middle School Band
All-State Audition and Nomination Information

2025 All-State Audition Student Information 

Students see your music director for more information on the audition process.  All-State Audition and/or Participation fees will be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information on audition fees and audition registration.  Students and parents please contact your school music or ensemble director with any questions you might have about your students auditions. 

2025 All-State Audition Director Information 

Directors, All-State Ensemble Auditions information as well as forms can be found below. The All-State results will be available no later than December 2. Please contact your All-State Chair persons for any questions or help

​Middle School All-State Band Audition Links 

Important Dates

  • TBA

2025 Nevada All-State Middle School Band Festival and Conference Information

MS Band All-State Festival Schedule and More

​Schedules for this All-State Festival are below. All schedules are subject to change and will be sent out to the ensemble chairs or NMEA. For more information on the Nevada All-State Festivals and Conferences go to the All-State home page for more detailed information. Contact your All-State Ensemble chair for any questions or concerns you may have.

All-State Festival Directors Checklist 

All directors are responsible for the following items for All-State Festival and Conference. Go to the All-State Festival Homepage for more details on the Festival and Conference. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Ensemble Chair.  Forms and Fees are due TBA. 

  1. Pay for Director and Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not available yet

  2. Ensure that each student completes the All-State Student Participation Form Not available yet

  3. Directors Form (Google Form) Not available yet

  4. Chaperones Form (Google Form) Not available yet

  5. All-State Book Hotel Room Information Not available yet

All-State Festival Payments
  • All-State Audition Fee $15 per Student (web store) Not available yet

  • Pay for Student/Director All-State Festival Participation feeNot available yet

  • All fees are to be paid by each school and their ensemble director/s. All students will need to see their school director for more information fees and registration.

Payment Options - These are the 2 payment options found in the web store. 

  1. Pay with a Credit Card- follow the prompts and put in your card information, as well as billing address information if needed. Be sure all is accurate. 

  2. Manual Payment (school check) follow the prompts in the webstore and select the manual payment method to pay by check and generate an invoice. 

  • If you have questions or would like to verify payment contact David Morris, the State Executive, at stateexec@nmeamusic.org

  • Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association.

Chairperson and Commitee

Marisa Davidson All-State Middle School Band Chair

Email: davidmd@nv.ccsd.net

Matt Symes 

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2024 Nevada All-State Middle School band Conductor

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2024 Conductor
Cindy Lansford 
Retired Director of Bands
North Ridge Middle School, Texas

After graduating with a degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University in 1976, Cindy Lansford began her teaching career at her alma mater, Robert E. Lee High School, in Baytown, Texas.  After relocating to north Texas in 1978, she began a twelve-year stint in the Plano Independent School District, first at Plano Senior High School followed by ten years at Carpenter Middle School.  In 1991, Ms. Lansford joined the Birdville Independent School District and taught at Haltom High School.   In 1996 she moved to North Ridge Middle School in the B. I. S. D. where she taught until her retirement in 2007. 

During her tenure at Carpenter, Ms. Lansford was named Teacher of the Year and was a recipient of the Ross Perot Excellence in Teaching Award.  She was again named Teacher of the Year at North Ridge.  Ms. Lansford served on the Prescribed Music List selection committee 2002-2006 and served her regions throughout the years in various leadership positions.  She has been a frequent presenter at conventions for both Texas and Oklahoma Music Educators Associations. She has also been a frequent presenter at the Texas and Oklahoma Bandmasters Associations as well as through the T. B. A. Professional Development program.  In 2008 Ms. Lansford received the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Texas Bandmasters Association.  

The bands under Ms. Lansford’s direction enjoyed much success throughout the years.  Continuous achievement at U. I. L. contests, numerous festivals, as well as state recognition were the norm, and individual student accomplishments were status quo.  In 2004 the North Ridge Middle School Band was awarded the prestigious Sudler Cup award presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to outstanding middle school bands.  In 2005 the North Ridge Honors Band performed at the Fifty-Ninth Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.  In 2006 the North Ridge Band was the first middle school band program to be recognized by the Texas Bandmasters Association as “An Exemplary Program”.  

The 2007-2008 school year marked the first year of retirement from a public school position for Ms. Lansford, and she started her second “career” doing freelance work as a consultant, clinician, mentor, adjudicator and teacher.  She has been in contact with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students through region and all state bands and band camps stretching from Alaska to Georgia.  She also works one-on-one with individual programs and teachers.

Ms. Lansford’s professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and she is past president of Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters Fraternity.  She is currently serving on the Executive Board of Phi Beta Mu International.  Ms. Lansford was recently inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Hall of Fame in Texas.

Cindy Lansford

Retired Director of Bands 

North Ridge Middle School Band, Texas

Executive Board of Phi Beta Mu International

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