Gina Muela Littlefield MS - Class AAA/4A MS Band Organizer
December 7, 2019 - Shallowater MS
If you need the current password, please e-mail Matt Knight
Your music should be Year A. and should have "Revised 08/2019" on the bottom
Make sure you use the new audition material!!
Additional information from the audition host
We will be organizing the 3A-4A Middle School All-Region Band auditions this year. We hope that we will serve you well in this capacity and that the overall experience is as pleasant and smooth as possible. We trust that the information in this letter will be helpful to you and have also included contact information for various people to help direct any questions or concerns. We wish you and your students the best of luck as you continue to prepare for this year’s auditions.
Here’s what you absolutely need to know regarding…
What Date Day of the Week
Registration Deadline: Nov 23, 2019 Saturday
Late Deadline: Nov 30, 2019 Saturday
Auditions: Dec 7, 2019 Saturday
Judges’ Meeting: 10:00 AM
Auditions Begin: 10:30 AM
♪ At least one Director from your district must be a member of both TMEA and ATSSB
♪ Register students through the TMEA Website
♪ Go to http://www.tmea.org/then “Divisions” -“Band” -“All State” -“Audition Entry Process”
♪ Click “Login as Director” and login using your TMEA member login
♪ Click “View Contests” and scroll down to the appropriate contest
♪ Follow the instructions to enter your students
♪ **YOU MUST ENTER YOUR STUDENTS IN THE CORRECT CONTEST**
♪ 1A/2A Directors – choose the “Class A/2A Middle School”option
♪ 3A/4A Directors – choose the “Class 3A/4A Middle School” option
♪ **Percussion 1 = Snare Percussion 2 = Mallets
Do not use the “PERCUSSION” option– choose 1 or 2!!!
♪ You must have at least one student entered online by November 23rd in order to have any students try out.
Directors with students who will be arriving late due to a school-related engagement (tournament, UIL events, etc.) must contact
Matt Knight before December 1st. Arrangements can be made to record students prior to the audition date in extenuating circumstances. Any student who shows up after 2:00 pm on the audition day may not be allowed to try out.
Judges and Judging Panels:
If students from your school will be auditioning, you and every band director in your district are required to attend and be available
to judge. Any exceptions to this rule must be cleared through Matt Knight and an appropriate and qualified proxy provided.
If you have not already done so, you can download and/or print the music from the region website: www.atssbregion16.com. Please contact me if you do not have the current password.
The scale and etude cuts will be decided by the ATSSB Region 16 Executive Committee and announced on Wednesday at 7:00 pm the week of the audition. The chromatic will, of course, also be required.
On a side note…
Please screen your students before contest day. If a student cannot play the scales and etudes from beginning to end
without falling apart or missing most of the notes and rhythms, please leave them at home. It is not fair or humane to make the judges sit through hours of butchered etudes and scales.
WHO TO CONTACT AND FOR WHAT:
Online Entry, Scheduling Conflicts Matt Knight
Audition Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition Site, Directions, Parking, Don Summersgill
See you soon,