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Arkansas Small Band Association

President - Trey Reely, Riverview High School in Searcy
Vice-President - Terry Hogard, Brookland High School
Treasurer - Bill Mitchell, Pangburn
Member at Large - 
Secretary - Jeremy Wortham, Piggott High School

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NEW: Honor Band 2017 results; Updated Dates and links to documents

2016 Scholarship Winners, Program for 2015 Honor Band, ASBA Dates, A link to the ASBA Constitution and By-Laws, Link to BandFolio, the free band method for beginnersA comparatively inexpensive drill design program

2017 Honor Band Clinician  - Tim Oliver

Honor Band Results 2017

ASBA Scholarship Program

Dear Arkansas Band Director:


      If you have a student who is going to college and planning to major in music in the fall, the Arkansas Small Band Association awards scholarships to Arkansas seniors from A, AA, and AAA high schools who are planning to major in instrumental music education in college each fall. The winners will be selected by a panel of ASBA members with the most emphasis being placed on the applicant’s musical achievements, leadership in their school band, and written essay.


           The link below will allow you to download an application for the scholarship. If you have more than one applicant, please feel free to print more copies of the form. 


           Completed applications should be returned to the address on the application form and postmarked no later than March 27. Please remind applicants to include a copy of their high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from you along with the other required information. In order for students to be eligible, applicants must be planning to major in music education (not performance) this fall. 


           Also encourage your students to fill out this application neatly and completely. The “brief composition” will receive much consideration. 


           Thank you very much for helping us provide this opportunity to your students!!


Trey Reely

President, Arkansas Small Band Association

2016 Honor Band Scholarship Winners

Kyle Allman

Piggott High School

Brent Cochran

Brookland High School

Honor Band, 2016

Field Artist 3

FieldArtist is a relatively inexpensive ($160 compared to over $300 for others) drill design program that works very well. If you are wanting to write your own drill but think you can't afford a program, check this one out. Its drawbacks are that there is no easy to use manual nor is there an index that will make it easy to find what you need to find to do what you need to do, but so far, I have been able to find everything that I needed it to do. Here is the promo video from their web site. 

Also, this link is for the opener I (Terry Hogard) wrote for Brookland using this program: https://youtu.be/w1NSqgwX7Jg 

2015 ASBA Collegiate Scholarship Winners

Ger Vang

Ger Vang (Decatur High School) is a three-time All-State band member on flute. He was principal flutist of the All-Star Honor Band his junior year and principal clarinetist his senior year. He plans on attending Arkansas Tech in the fall.

Wesley Lamendola

Wesley Lamendola (Riverview High School) is an Arkansas All-State band and choir member and was the principal tubist of the All-Star Honor Band his junior and senior year. He plans on attending Henderson State in the fall and majoring in music.

An Updated Copy of the 2015 ASBA Honor Band Program!

River Valley Photo took souvenir photos for your students. A flyer can be found here::::>

Help please!

Many of us want our bands to experience advanced music (difficult grade 2 and above), but are challenged in finding music to fit our particular set-up or instrumentation. This is where a collaborative web-site comes in handy. 


I am currently collecting titles of concert literature (not pep or marching band at this point) of an advanced nature (challenging grade 2 and above) that you have performed with a band of limited instrumentation. These do not have to be just contest type pieces, but music that would challenge an advanced small band of very limited instrumentation. For example, I have a band of 5 flutes, 3 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 3 trombones, 1 baritone 1 tuba and 3 percussionists. I want to find modern music that is challenging, interesting, fun and which 3 percussionists can cover every part. 


Please submit any entries to Terry Hogard at [email protected]

2016-2017 Dates for ASBA

March 26, 2017

Scholarship Applications Due

Document is on this page.


March 31-April 1, 2017

Clinic at Pangburn.

Registration Document is on this page.


July , 2017

ASBA Meeting TBA


July , 2017

ASBA Booth at Arkansas Bandmasters Convention


September 30, Annually

ASBA MEMBER REGISTRATION DUE!!

!!!!!IMPORTANT!!!!!

1. Register with ASBOA

    In order for your students to audition for ASBA Honor Band, your band must be registered with ASBOA (CLICK HERE). 


2. Register with ASBA

    The ASBA registration form is HERE.


3. Request a check

    Make sure it gets delivered to the address on the ASBA application


4. DO NOT MAIL YOUR ASBA APPLICATION TO ASBOA! Mail your check AND APPLICATION to the ASBA President. 


Please refer all questions regarding registration to 

Trey Reely at (870) 476-4646 or e-mail  [email protected]



February , 2018

ASBA Honor band auditions - Riverview High School, Searcy.

YOUR SCHOOL MUST BE AN ASBA MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE. 

The inclement weather date:February 9, 2017.


January , 2018

Deadline to register students 

for auditions.


Click for Audition Information


Click for Audition Registration Form


Click for Cut List