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ATSSB AUDITION INFORMATION

2017-18

(Last updated 5-6-17)
Links will be updated when available

USE YEAR B FOR 2017-18


DATES TO REMEMBER 2017-18
JAZZ ENSEMBLE DESIGNATED REGION DIGITAL UPLOAD DEADLINE: Saturday, November 4, 2017
JAZZ ENSEMBLE AREA CERTIFICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, November 12, 2017
AREA CERTIFICATION DEADLINE: December 13, 2017
AREA: Saturday, January 13, 2018
ALL-STATE CLINIC: February 14-17, 2018
Matthew McInturf (Sam Houston State University) CONCERT BAND
"UNTITLED" by winner of the 2018 ATSSB Composition Competition
Brian Britt (University of Oklahoma) SYMPHONIC BAND
Jay Saunders (University of North Texas) JAZZ ENSEMBLE

ALL-STATE CONCERT Saturday, February 17, 2018: Concert Band at 9:00 a.m. in the Lila Cockrell Theatre; Symphonic Band after the Concert Band in the Lila Cockrell Theatre; Jazz Ensemble at 11:30 a.m. in the Hemisfair Ballroom 1 of the Convention Center.


Region and Area audition forms (YOU WILL NEED THE ADOBE ACROBAT READER TO VIEW AND/OR PRINT THE FOLLOWING FILES - get it free by clicking HERE):
 

NOTE:  Directors should be aware that they are obligated to comply with all established rules and regulations regarding eligibility, region entries, judging participation, etc., under penalties as currently set by TMEA.

ATSSB Appeals Process
Penalties for Rules and Policies Infractions

Jazz
Region
Area
State
OPS

Region Jazz Entry Cover Sheet

(check to see if used in your region)

Region Coordinator Checklist Area Coordinator Checklist Housing Guide  

Entry Cover Sheet

Entry Cover Sheet Holding Room Guidelines State Chair Auditions OPS Purpose
Area Jazz Fee Invoice Track Selection Form Area Fee Invoice
OPS Form 1A

Judges' Instructions Judges' Instructions
OPS Form 1B
Jazz Rules Monitor's Instructions Monitor's Instructions
OPS Form 1C
Jazz Ensemble Audition Instruction Sheets Wind Audition Instructions Wind Audition Instructions
OPS Entry Forms 1A, 1B, 1C with merged data fileds
  String Bass Audition Instructions String Bass Audition Instructions    
Jazz Ensemble Audition Music/CD Percussion Audition Instructions Percussion Audition Instructions
OPS Page 14
The following file contains ALL of the jazz judging forms for 2017-18 (it is a large file): The following file contains ALL of the band judging forms for 2017-18 (it is a large file): The following file contains ALL of the band judging forms for 2017-18 (it is a large file):
The following file contains ALL of the OPS forms for 2017 (it is a large file):
Jazz Ensemble Adjudication Forms Judging Forms (Scale Worksheet, Forms 1-13 Judging Forms (Scale Worksheet, Forms 1-13
All OPS Forms
The following files may be downloaded as needed rather than downloading them all in the large file above: The following files may be downloaded as needed rather than downloading them all in the large file above: The following files may be downloaded as needed rather than downloading them all in the large file above:
Duties of the Designated Region Coordinator

Scale Worksheet Scale Worksheet
Duties of the Designated Area Coordinator
Jazz Ensemble Form 1 - Student Registration* Form 1 - Student Registration* Form 1 - Student Registration*
Duties of the OPS State Chair
Jazz Ensemble Form 2 - Judge's Scoring Form 2 - Judge's Scoring Form 2 - Judge's Scoring
 
Jazz Ensemble Form 3 - Judge's Tabulation* Form 3 - Judge's Tabulation* Form 3 - Judge's Tabulation*

Jazz Ensemble Form 4 - Judge's Rank Order* Form 4 - Judge's Rank Order* Form 4 - Judge's Rank Order*

Jazz Ensemble Form 5 - Chairman's Composite Rank Order* Form 5 - Chairman's Composite Rank Order* Form 5 - Chairman's Composite Rank Order*
 
Jazz Ensemble Form 6 - Chairman's Tabulation* Form 6 - Chairman's Tabulation* Form 6 - Chairman's Tabulation*
 
Jazz Ensemble Form 7 - Chairman's Rank Order* Form 7 - Chairman's Rank Order* Form 7 - Chairman's Rank Order*
 
Jazz Ensemble Form 8 - Area Certification* Form 8 - Area Certification*


Jazz Ensemble Form 9 - Region Audio Recording Cover for Region Coordinators Form 9 - Area Judging Quota Housing Guide

Jazz Ensemble Form 10 - All-State Jazz Ensemble Certification*
Form 10 - All-State Band Certification*
Non-UIL Contest Approval
Jazz Ensemble Form 11 - Designated Region Report Form 11 - Region Report* Area Reimbursement Form
 
Jazz Ensemble Form 12 - Designated Region Reimbursement Request
Form 12 - Area Report*
OPS Reimbursement Form
Jazz Ensemble Form 13 - Refusal of All-State Honors Form 13 - Refusal of All-State Honors Form 13 - Refusal of All-State Honors

Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption Hotel Occupancy Tax Exemption
Rehearsal Schedule for 2018 Rehearsal Schedule for 2018 Rehearsal Schedule for 2018 Rehearsal Schedule for 2018

*Not needed if using the audition software.


The Prescribed Audition List has been reprinted to include all known errata and is current (AND OFFICIAL) as listed below.


Prescribed Audition List

The pdf files below are organized in the same order as is listed in the current PAL, including the current year Update.  When you look at a PAL, you see the PAL Cover below and when you open it up, you see the ATSSB Area Alignment on the reverse of the cover page.  You then go through the PAL page by page below in the same manner.

Etude lengths have been adjusted. 

PAL Cover ATSSB Area Alignment
YEAR B Update Officers and Organizers
Region/Area/State Chair Audition Procedures (8 pgs) Jazz Band Audition Procedures (3 pgs)
Penalties for Rules and Policies Infractions ATSSB Appeals Process
Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements (cont.)
Flute Etudes Flute Scales
Oboe Etudes Oboe Scales
Bassoon Etudes Bassoon Scales
Clarinet Etudes Clarinet Scales
Alto Clarinet/Eb Contrabass Clarinet Etudes Alto Clarinet/Eb Contrabass Clarinet Scales
Bass Clarinet/Bb Contrabass Clarinet Etudes Bass Clarinet/Bb Contrabass Clarinet Scales
Alto/Baritone Saxophone Etudes Alto/Baritone Saxophone Scales
Tenor Saxophone Etudes Tenor Saxophone Scales
French Horn Etudes French Horn Scales
Trumpet Etudes Trumpet Scales
Baritone TC Etudes Baritone TC Scales
Baritone BC Etudes Baritone BC Scales
Trombone Etudes Trombone Scales

Bass Trombone Etudes

Bass Trombone Etude 1: Year A Year B Year C Year D Year E
Bass Trombone Etude 2: Year A Year B Year C Year D Year E
Bass Trombone etudes are transcribed from Baritone BC

Bass Trombone Scales

Tuba Etudes

Tuba Etude 1: Year A Year B Year C Year D Year E
Tuba Etude 2: Year A Year B Year C Year D Year E
Bass Trombone etudes are transcribed from Baritone BC

Tuba Scales
String Bass Etudes String Bass Scales
Percussion Audition Guide Percussion Etudes

You may also download the entire PAL here (this is a LARGE file): PAL.18

For regions wishing to use the ATSSB-adopted list:

Middle School Suggested Audition List

See the Executive Secretary's Page for rationale regarding ATSSB's use of the PAL for audition material in lieu of portions of the TMEA etudes.


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