Region Band Audition Information

Parents and Students,

Good morning!

Every year students have an opportunity to audition for the TMEA All-State Band or Orchestra. This is a competition to find the greatest student musicians in the state. The result is a concert put on by said students in February at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. This is the highest honor an individual student musician can achieve in the state of Texas. This process begins at the Region level, continues to the Area level, and concludes at the state level.  I am proud to say that historically we have had students from Kempner High School participate and advance to All-State!

Important dates to consider:

  • Phase 1 (Freshman Percussion, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, possibly Trombone): November 28th

    • Location: Clements High School

    • Student report time: 4:45 pm

  • Phase 2 (All instruments): December 2nd

    • Location: Terry High School

    • Phase 2 Student Report Time: 8:30 am

    • Freshman Student Report Time: 12:30 pm

  • Region Clinic and Concert: December 8th and 9th

  • Area Auditions: January 13th, 2018

    • $7 due at Region audition if the student advances


In order to be qualified to participate, the students must:

  1. Be able to attend the necessary dates as listed above

  2. Be passing all of their classes at the grade check prior to the audition (Progress Report 3, November 10th)

  3. Complete the following online entry form:

  4. Submit a signed copy of the Student Contract:

  5. Submit an entry fee of $15 to the band safe (checks made out to KMCBC)

The deadline for the above items and payment is tomorrow, Tuesday October 31st.

Please feel free to ask questions about this process!


Thank you!

IHKHS Band Staff

"A standard above excellence, a goal beyond victory."

I.H. Kempner High School Band Program 14777 Voss Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498