Symphonic Band Seating Auditions


  • All students selected as members of the TCCBDA All-State Symphonic Band must attend Seating Auditions. These auditions are held at the host hotel on the Wednesday afternoon of the TMEA Convention, beginning at 3:00 pm.

  • The music used for Seating Auditions will be selected from the repertoire chosen for the band by the guest conductor. Students may also be required to play the audition etudes.

  • In mid-December or early January, the Music Organizer will mail individual parts of the selected pieces to each school who has a student chosen for the band.

  • The entire part will be used for the seating audition. For instruments with divided parts (1st, 2nd, etc), the first part will be used for the audition. For divisi lines, the top notes will be used unless otherwise specified on the music.

  • It is the responsibility of the student's band director to ensure that his/her students receive the correct music (and all pages of it) for the Seating Auditions. Please check the music you receive in the mail against the repertoire listed on this website. Contact the Music Organizer if you are missing parts/pages or have questions.

  • A student who is not present for the seating audition will, in most cases, be removed from the ensemble and TCCBDA activities.

  • Each school who has participants in either the Symphonic Band or Jazz Ensemble must provide at least one qualified adjudicator for the Symphonic Band seating auditions.