Small Schools All-State Festival

News & Updates

NMEA strives to offer as many opportunities for Nevada’s young musicians all across the state. For years, the Small Schools All-State Festival has been available for students in the smaller parts of Nevada. Students in high school may participate in either the SSS Band or Orchestra. 

Small Schools All-State Chair

John Gist

Rod Royce 

April 28 – 30, 2022

Elko High School

Students are selected to band or orchestra by director nomination. Prioritize nominations, as everyone’s first nomination will be placed in the ensemble, then second, etc., as instrumentation allows. Directors may nominate up to ten students from their school. Students must be regularly enrolled in the director’s school ensemble.

Chair placement will be determined by recorded audition. The chair placement audition materials can be found below. If a student is nominated and selected, but chooses not to record a chair placement audition, they will be seated below those who submitted one.

Nominations are due March 24, 2022.

Nominate a student HERE

CC Authorization Form – Maverick Casino Hotel

Band Audition Materials


Scholarship opportunity!

In honor of James Gillette, NMEA is giving four scholarships to pay for participation fees for this event. 

Nominate HERE