Welcome to the new home of TMEA Region 15 Band.


Upcoming Events

  • RBC Music will be at McAllen HS on Wednesday, Nov. 12th. Click here for the flyer (PDF).

  • High School Directors entering students in Orchestra Wind & Percussion Audition:  The policies and procedures are the same as last year.  The only thing that is different this year is when you enter a student in an audition, you'll see 6A instead of HS.  

    If you teach at a 6A campus, your students will audition in the 6A classification.  If you are 5A or below, you may enter your students in orchestra, but they must go into the 6A track.  Next they must choose an Entry Type: Region Only or Region & All-State.  If they choose Region Only, they will not be eligible for an Area chair, but they could potentially perform with the Region Orchestra, and later enter the Region Band audition in their own classification.

    If they choose Region & All-State, they'll be eligible for an Area chair, could potentially perform with the Region Orchestra, and are now locked into that classification for the remaining contests.

  • All-Region Orchestra Judging List (PDF)

  • Euphoniums @ Orchestra Judging List (PDF)

  • Demondrae Thurman Guest Euphonium Recital at UTPA, Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm; click here for more info (PDF)

  • Region Orchestra Wind/Perc Audition Entry Deadline, Oct. 25

  • If anyone has these pieces please contact Jacob Banda.  They're needed for the Region Concert.

  • Der Traum des Oenghus, Teil 1 – Rolf Rudin
    El Camino Real – Alfred Reed
    Email jacobbanda@aol.com to make arrangements to borrow the music.


High School Directors,

Orchestra Wind & Percussion Entry Confirmations were emailed Monday morning (10/27).  Euphoniums @ Orchestra Entry Confirmations will go out Monday afternoon.  If you did not receive yours please contact Jon Kingston, jonkingston@gmail.com.  If you need to make changes you can log into the TMEA web site and do so until Saturday, 11/1/2014.

Middle School Directors,

In an effort to make sure all etudes for the middle school audition meet the 45 second – 1 minute time requirement (at the slowest marked tempo), the following changes have been made:

French Horn: #27, m. 1-40

Tuba: #49, play all

Percussion:  There are two different versions of the Modern Method for Tympani: Saul Goodman. One version is currently out of print, so we are going to use the updated version that was edited by Roland Kohloff and Gary Werdesheim, under the direction of Anthony J. Cirone.

The etude is still number 62. Play All. Below you will find all of the information for ordering the book. 

Modern Method for Tympani:Saul Goodman

ISBN-13: 065-4979193296  

ISBN-10: 0757991009  Edition: 1st

If you have any issues are concerns about locating this etude book, please contact Moses Simon.

Thanks and best wishes this school year!

Corey Graves
Middle School Band Chair