Arkansas Small  Band Association


Arkansas Small Band Association

President - Blake Henley, Mountain View
Vice-President - John Fultz, Perryville
Treasurer - Bill Mitchell, Pangburn
Secretary - Aaron Decker, Riverview (at Searcy)
Member-at-Large - Wayne Root, Valley Springs

February 9 - Audition Results link

Clinician 2019: Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge (b.1976) received his Bachelor's of Music Education from Arkansas State University.  During this time, he studied composition with Dr. Tom O'Connor, before returning to Arkansas State University to earn his Master's in Music Composition, studying with Dr. Tom O'Connor and Dr. Tim Crist. In 2001, he began his tenure as Director of Bands at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Arkansas.  He left this post in 2013 to pursue a career as a full-time composer and marching band editor for Grand Mesa Music Publishers. 

Mr. Standridge is currently published by Grand Mesa Music, Alfred Music, FJH Music, Wingert-Jones Music, Band Works Publications, Twin Towers Music, and Northeastern Music Publications.  Mr. Standridge's music is performed internationally.  He has had numerous works selected to the J.W. Pepper's editor's choice. His composition Snake Charmer,published by Grand Mesa Music, was included in Teaching Music through Performance in Band Vol. 8, and his work Gently Blows the Summer Wind is included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band.  His works Steel, Gadget, Snake Charmer, The Rowan Tree, Still Still Still, That Old Hound Dog Rag, Danse Bohémien, Aggressivo, When the Spring Rain Begins to Fall, Danse Carnivale, Ruckus, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Angelic Celebrations, Extremis, Darklands Legends, DarkHeart, Companion of My Voice, Kinetic Dances, Brave Spirit, Frogs, Under the Cherry Blossoms, Dark Ride, Four: On a Remix of Beethoven, Imaginarium, and Inthe Court of the King have been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.  His work Art(isms) was premiered by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Mr. Standridge is also a contributing composer for Alfred Music'Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.

In addition to his career as a composer, Mr. Standridge is active as a clinician.  He is also in demand as a drill designer, music arranger, and colorguard designer for the marching arts, as well as a freelance artist/photographer and writer.  He lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas with his family.

2019 Honor Band Scholarship Winners

Dylan Bishop


Haley O'Donnell


2019 LeF Audio Scholarship Winner

Kristina Bishop

(Lafayette County)

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!!

Blake Henley

President, Arkansas Small Band Association

2019-2020 Dates for ASBA

September 30, Annually



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

    Download the registration file, then file out, print and mail to ASBA President.

    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 Executive Secretary. 

Please refer all questions regarding registration to 

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

January 31, 2019

Deadline to register students 

for auditions.

Click for Audition Information

To be updated in January

Click for Audition Registration Form

Click for Cut List

February 11, 2019

ASBA Honor band auditions - Riverview High School, Searcy.


The inclement weather date:

February 13, 2019.

Postmarked by March 23, 2019

Scholarship Applications Due

Document is on this page.

April 3-4, 2019


Location TBD.

Registration begins at 1:30

Registration Document


ABA Convention 2019

ASBA Meeting TBA

July 31-August 3, 2019

ASBA Booth at Arkansas Bandmasters Convention