Welcome to the online home of the Oklahoma Small Schools Band Directors Association (OSSBDA), sponsor of the annual Oklahoma Small School All-State Band.

 

Click "Event Registration" (above) to begin the 2020-21 student registration process.  We are using a new "OpusEvent" registration system this year, so all directors and assistants must create a user account in the new system. Your director(s) may already have an OpusEvent for other honor bands. (No need to create one again.)  OSSBDA student registration will open September 1st.

 

All audition registration will be done on-line. Any director that can't register on-line will need to contact Keith Huitt, OSSBDA Secretary/Treasurer, as soon as possible.

 

Only OSSAA class 2A, 3A, and 4A schools are eligible to register or participate. Students in grades 10-12 are eligible to audition.

 

The registration deadline is October 3, 2020.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: DUE TO COVID-19, AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD USING A NEW ON-LINE VIRTUAL SYSTEM.  AUDITIONS WILL OPEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2020, AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020.

 

Documents including the fall letter, audition requirements and scales are available for download.  The new Jazz Band audition requirements are also available. Open then save, or simply right-click the appropriate link and select "Save Target As..." to download them to your computer (Adobe Reader required).

 

AGAIN THIS YEAROSSBDA All-State Jazz Band with auditions/clinic will be held concurrently with established dates. A student may audition for both OSSBDA All-State Organizations (Concert/Jazz), but must choose either Concert or Jazz if accepted in both.

 

 

ACT testing DOES NOT CONFLICT with auditions this year.

 

Registration Deadline: October 3, 2020

On-line Auditions Open: October 24, 2020

On-line Auditions Close: October 31, 2020 (Midnight)

Audition Location: To be held on-line virtually

School Participation Fee: $50.00 ($75 if involved in both Concert & Jazz auditions)

Audition Fee: $15.00 per each instrument entered

Jazz Audition Fee: $20.00 per each instrument entered

Clinic Date: February 11-13, 2021

Clinic Location: Oklahoma City University, OKC

Jazz Band Concert time & date:  1:30 p.m. February 13, 2021

Concert Band Performance time & date:  3:00 p.m. February 13, 2021

 

After the initial fall mailing, letters to directors will be via email for the remainder of the school year.  Please double check to ensure that you enter your email addresses correctly in the on-line  registration system.  If you have any issues call Keith Huitt at 405-207-8564.

 

The OSSBDA Distinguished Service Award will be presented again this year.  The designated recipient will be chosen yearly from among nominated directors during the Small School All-State Band Clinic each February.

 

More information will be posted as it develops.