2015-16 All-Region Band Auditions
Auditions for the 2014-2015 All-District Band will be held Nov. 13 & 14 at Southwest High School in SWISD. Then those earning top chairs audition for Region Band on Dec. 5 at Stevens HS. The 9th grade audition is Friday Dec. 4th at Stevens HS.
Visit the TMEA Audition Material page of the TMEA Web site (www.tmea.org) for a listing of the required method books and etudes for each wind instrument and percussion, as well as performance guides for each. Most of the method books are available for purchase at RBC Music, 4410 W. Piedras Drive, and Southern Music Company, 1248 Austin Highway.
Students provide own transportation. They will be excused 8th period so they can EAT before audition on way to SOUTHWEST ON THE 13TH & Stevens ON THE 4TH. They must be on time at 5pm to register.
5 p.m. Registrations in cafeteria
5:30 p.m. Auditions begin for the following instruments:
- Eb Clarinet
- Alto Clarinet
- Bass Clarinet
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- Bb Clarinet (slow etude)
- Flute (slow etude)
- Trumpet (slow etude)
- Bass Trombone
- Percussion (FOLLOWING WEEK) FRIDAY NOV, 20 & SATURDAY NOV. 21AT STEVENS
Saturday, Nov. 14
8:00 a.m. Registration in cafeteria
8:30 a.m. Auditions begin for the following instruments:
- Contra Clarinet
- English Horn
- Alto Sax
- Bb Clarinet (remaining etudes)
- Flute (remaining etudes)
- Trumpet (remaining etudes)
About All-Region Auditions
Besides earning the prestige of being recognized as one of the best high school musicians in Region XI, students who earn a slot in either the All-Region Band or All-Region Orchestra receive the honor of playing in a concert featuring the region’s top high school musicians. In each instrument, a select number of All-Region musicians also qualify to advance to the TMEA All-Area competition on January 9th to vie for a spot in the TMEA All-State Bands and Orchestras.
Those selected to the All-State level will earn the distinguished honor to attend and participate in the 2015 TMEA Convention, Clinics and Grand Concerts, to be held February 10-13 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
Students in the A-1 and A-2 Symphonic Winds & Band are required to either audition at the All-Region Band/Orchestra tryouts or perform the audition etudes for the O’Connor band directors for a grade. Members of the A-3 Concert Band are encouraged, but not required, to participate.