The staff has spent hours reviewing the submissions for band placements, and we have been extremely impressed by the work you all have done. Most of the audition recordings were very well done, and we were pleasantly surprised with how many submissions were simply fantastic. As is the case with all auditions and placements, some of you will be happy with the results and some of you may be disappointed. The program has grown significantly over the last few years, and that has made all of the sections extremely competitive. Please know that regardless of where you placed, the staff is proud of you all and the work you put into the leadership applications and the band placements.