(Page updated 1-27-14)
2015 All-State Band SelectedCLick HERE to see the results of the Area Adjudications
2015 All-State Jazz Ensemble Selected
CLick HERE to see the results of the Area Adjudications (full results have been emailed to participating directors)
Get to know our clinicians for the 2015 ATSSB All-State Band Clinic:
ATSSB at TMEA
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
1:00-4:00 All-State Student Registration - CC East Registration
5:00-6:00 All-State Student Meeting - Hyatt Regency Center Ballroom
6:00 All-State Chair Auditions - Hyatt Regency (rooms TBA)
6:00 SARC Meeting - Hyatt Frio
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:30 State Board of Directors Meeting - Menger
Friday, February 13, 2015
1:00 ATSSB General Session - CC207
Saturday, February 14, 2015
9:30 ATSSB All-State Concert Band Performance - Lila Cockrell Theatre
(ATSSB All-State Symphonic Band Performance follows the Concert Band Performance)
1:00 ATSSB All-State Jazz Ensemble Performance - CC Ballroom B
Having problems renewing your membership? Try this direct link to the online application:
Registered, but can't find your card/receipt?
Go to the following URL (replace XXXX with your last name and last 4 SS numbers): www.atssb.org/Cards.15/XXXX.pdf
If that does not work, contact the Executive Secretary.
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Pepwear has launched an online webstore for their products that feature the ATSSB logo and service marks. They will pay a percentage of the price they receive to our ATSSB All-State Scholarship Fund. So stop by and check it out:
TMEA AAA Honor Band History
Click HERE to see what each band played in the Honor Band selection process and then what they played at TMEA the following year. The list is incomplete, so anyone having additional data to contribute, please contact the Executive Secretary.
Dues Increase for 2014-15
The ATSSB State Board of Directors has voted to allow the use of electronic media in lieu of printed music in auditions (a book will still be provided on the stand for all students to use if they wish).
TIMPANI: The etudes must be taken from the new edition of the Saul Goodman Modern Method for Tympani. Note that the publisher is Alfred, not Belwin (although some editions may have a Warner-Brothers publisher). Some may also have a copyright of 2000, but the newest editions list only the 1988 copyright. Just make sure it is published by either Alfred or Warner-Brothers. Also, a point of clarification regarding the number of drums used for timpani auditions: students are required to use only the number of drums indicated for timpani and retune as needed during auditions.
Please remember that percussion auditions are unified (not separate).
Click HERE to see the Unified Percussion requirements.
Byron Alsup has compiled an Exc el spreadsheet with links to many mp3 audio files of Grade I tunes used at UIL contests. It also includes audio links to some marches. Click HERE to download the Excel file.
Frequently Asked Questions and Topics
Everything you always wanted to know about ATSSB and its audition processes, the Outstanding Performance Series, Area, State, Membership, Licensees ....... you name it. Go HERE for all the answers, forms you might need, links to places you might need, etc.
The Suggested Audition List for Middle School auditions has been updated. The Year B Combined Percussion etudes are listed in error. The mallet etude was listed as #I on page 81 but should read #XXIII Marcia on page 81 (play all) with tempo marking of quarter note = 60-76. The reasoning behind this is that Year B mallets are the primary instrument so must play a more difficult piece (they play a much simpler piece in Year A and Year C).