Region Meeting – August 12th at 8am

We will have our Fall Region Meeting on Saturday, August 12th at 8am in the Del Mar College ‘New’ Band Hall. Please make plans to attend as dates for the spring will be impacted by the change in testing calendars if TEA doesn’t shift them back to their original dates. (UIL and others were lobbying for that change back…) Please bring your calendars with you so that as we adjust dates you can check them against your local dates.

Minutes are posted on this website, along with the region middles school audition music. Please forward this information to anyone you know who may be new in this region. I know we have a number of new directors at schools!
Remember that Region Jazz auditions are coming up very soon on September 9th in Odem. To register for auditions you must be a member of ATSSB and TMEA for this coming school year – please take care of that asap! I’m hoping to get the system open for entires this week or next. If you have questions on the audition music contact Jason Howard or myself and I’m sure we’ll be happy to help you! Please consider giving your kids the music and the chance to learn it/audition even if you don’t have an established jazz program! If they have the music and a copy of the CD they can do a lot of learning of it on their own time. It’s a great experience for the students and can really help build some outstanding musicians! Music is through Mattei Music Services and more information can be found here:¬†http://www.atssb.org/jazz/
Best wishes to you and your students on the beginning of your marching seasons and school years!