About AIJB

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The All-Illinois Junior Band was founded for the express purpose of creating a premier musical experience for the state’s finest middle school band students.  As the first statewide middle school honor band in over half a century, membership in AIJB is determined solely through competitive blind auditions.  Its goals are to provide an opportunity for middle school students to perform excellent literature with a mature ensemble and distinguished conductor, to interact with similarly dedicated student musicians from around the State of Illinois, and to encourage and inspire these outstanding young musicians to continue their musical studies.