All-State Symphonic and Jazz Bands are the highest level of auditioned ensembles we have in the state of Florida. Students prepare for their audition all summer, learning 7 major scales, their chromatic scale, a lyrical and technical exercise, and sight-reading, for Symphonic Band, as well as improvisation for jazz band. Students audition in September, and if selected, rehearse and perform in Tampa. This is in conjunction with the Florida Music Educators’ Conference held each January. Students from throughout Florida will audition for these select ensembles.