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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


Audition Instructions

Scale Requirements

Jazz Requirements

2022 Audition Music

2022 Audition Dates


November 19, 2022 | 11/12 Band & Orchestra, 9-12 Jazz

Antioch High School

December 3, 2022 | 9/10 Band & Orchestra

Wilson Central High School


December 10, 2022 | 7/8 Band & Orchestra, 7/8 Jazz 

Antioch High School

Mid-State Weekends

Rules and Regulations Form



January 19-21, 2023 | Band

Location TBD

Jazz and Orchestra

January 12-14, 2023 | Jazz & Orchestra

Blackman MS/HS

All State Weekend

April 19-22, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville

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