Parents and students,

The information below is for students participating in the Region Band Auditions this Thursday, November 29th and Saturday, December 1st. All students not attending Saturday’s audition will attend the playoff game vs. Longview at McClane Stadium in Waco. (Please see newsletter for schedule)

The Region Band Auditions will be at Westlake High School on both Thursday and Saturday. As Mr. Howard said in the announcement sheet, some instruments have a phased audition and some do not. A phased audition is where all students in that instrument group audition on Thursday evening (Phase 1) and after being ranked, selected musicians from each room move on to a second audition on Saturday afternoon (Phase 2).  Instruments that do not have phased auditions will ONLY audition on Saturday afternoon.

Percussion audition start time is 3:00pm. This will allow students to finish their audition at an appropriate hour. Auditioning percussion students will be released from school on Thursday at 1:00pm and auditioning wind students will be released at 3:30pm.

Phased Instruments:

Bb Soprano Clarinets
Alto Saxophones
Tenor Trombones
Percussion – auditions begin at 3:00pm

Non-Phased Instruments:

English Horn
Eb Clarinet
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Tenor Saxophone
Bari Saxophone
Bass Trombone
**Euphonium** (Different)

PERCUSSION STUDENTS: Thursday, November 29, Westlake HS

4100 Westbank Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Arrive @ 2:00pm
*auditioning percussionist will be released from school at 1:00pm*
Check-in @ 2:30pm

Auditions Begin @ 3:00pm

WIND STUDENTS: Thursday, November 30, Westlake HS

(Phased Instruments)

4100 Westbank Dr, Austin, TX 78746
*auditioning wind students will be released from school at 3:30pm*
Arrive @ 5:00pm
Check-in @ 5:30pm

Auditions Begin @ 6:00pm


ALL AUDITIONING STUDENTS: Saturday, December 1, Westlake HS

(Non-Phrased Instruments AND Phase 2 for Phased Instruments)

4100 Westbank Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Arrive @ 1:00pm
Check-in @ 1:30pm
Auditions Begin @ 2:00pm

Attached to this email are three documents:

  1. Region Band FAQ’s – this provides more information on the TMEA Region Band process.
  2. Westlake Maps – maps of the Westlake HS campus for use when finding rooms and parking.

All percussion students auditioning on Thursday will be released from school at 1:00pm to give them time to get to Westlake HS and unload their equipment. All wind students who are in the Thursday audition should arrive at Westlake HS no later than 5:15pm on Thursday afternoon to check-in, warm-up, and prepare for the audition. Before arriving at Westlake HS, please make sure you have had dinner and that you have all of your music and instrument accessories.

Students who audition on Saturday should arrive at Westlake HS by 1:00pm.

 If you have any questions, please let me know!

Westlake Maps

Region Band FAQ’s


Dustin Tharp
Associate Director of Bands

Vandegrift High School