(Page updated 10-15-18)
NEW -------> The September Newsletter has been mailed to all ATSSB-eligible high school band directors. It includes a copy of the 2018 OPS Winners CD. Please share with your middle school directors. Here is a link to the online version of that newsletter: CLICK HERE.
Use Year C in the Prescribed Audition List for auditions in 2018-2019
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NEW -------> The ATSSB Executive Committee has voted to reduce the String Bass Year C Etude #8. It should now read "Play from the beginning through measure 32, stopping at the key change."
NEW ----------->Concordia University in Austin, Texas, is presenting an ATSSB All-State Audition Preparation clinic for us. Click HERE to see details for the free clinic they are providing. We appreciate Michael Staub (former ATSSB director) for continuing his support of small-school bands by incorporating these elements into his college's curriculum while benefitiing ATSSB schools at the same time.
George Chase, who conducted the trumpet clinic at TBA for audition etudes this year, has submitted recordings of the trumpet etudes for your students to use in their preparation:
Duhem etude: https://youtu.be/EVJjxEkTWuE
Bohme etude: https://youtu.be/Cxb3bKrGwyQ
NOTE -------> If you are trying to use the DIRECTORY link in the left sidebar to view the ATSSB Membership Directory, it requires you to put in your last name and ATSSB ID and is only available to ATSSB members in 2018-19. Your ATSSB ID is your current ATSSB number (without the letters - just use the numbers). This Directory lists current Active members. It does not show your current membership number. To get THAT, use the link above to get a copy of your membership card (which has your number) and receipt.
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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 (now 4A)
Click HERE to see what each band played in the Honor Band selection process and then what they played at TMEA the following year. We also have begun a similar list for Class 2A (now 3A) and Class 1A (which started as class 1A-B). The second two lists are somewhat confusing, so help is needed to sort them out (and add programs played at the honor band concert and the three tunes used the prior year when they were selected as honor band). Anyone having additional data to contribute, please contact the Executive Secretary .
Please remember that percussion auditions are unified (not separate).
Click HERE to see the Unified Percussion requirements.
10-28-07The 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).