Mid-State is a weekend event held each Spring that provides an opportunity for the best musicians of Middle Tennessee to perform with one another in large ensembles. Each Mid-State ensemble will prepare and perform a concert with just a few short rehearsals. To make the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, students must go through the audition process in the Fall, which includes three parts: scales, prepared music, and sight reading. The highest scored musicians in each section are selected to be a member of the Mid-State Band or Orchestra, with the top few high school musicians from each section qualifying for All-State.


Audition Requirements


2019-20 Audition Instructions

2019-20 9-12 Jazz Requirements

Scale Sheets

Prepared Music is only accessible 

in the Members Only section.

2019-20 Dates and Locations


November 23 | 7/8 Auditions | Antioch HS

Audition Site Info

December 7 | 11/12  Auditions | Wilson Central HS

Audition Site Info

December 14 | 9/10, 9-12 Jazz Auditions |Antioch HS

Audition Site Info

Mid-State Weekends

Rules and Regulations Form





January 9-11, 2020

Jazz and Orchestra


January 16-18, 2020

All State Weekend

April 15-18, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Hotel

2800 Opryland Dr.

Nashville, TN 37214

The Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association was organized in 1938.

The purpose of our organization is to promote the study of instrumental music through

band and orchestra programs in the public and private schools of Middle Tennessee.

The MTSBOA is an affiliate member of the Tennessee Music Education Association

and the National Association for Music Education.