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November 7 - All Region Phase 1 Auditions at McKinney Boyd High School (Symphonic Band students who are auditioning)
November 8 - Spirit Night at Fuzzy's Taco Shop
November 11 - All Region Phase 2 Auditions at Cockrill Middle School (Symphonic Band students who are auditioning)
December 1-2 - All Region Clinic and Concert at McKinney North High School (Symphonic Band students who are auditioning)
All Region Audition Information
This semester, Symphonic Band Students have been preparing music for the upcoming All-Region auditions.
What is All-Region Band?
Our “Region” is comprised of all the middle schools in Frisco ISD, McKinney ISD, Prosper ISD, and Little Elm ISD. Students who earn a spot in the All-Region Band are the top performing students on their instrument. This is a huge honor that takes a great deal of practice and dedication. Students selected for the All-Region Band will participate in the All-Region Clinic and Concert on December 1-2.
What are the All-Region Auditions?
Students will perform their All-Region music for a panel of judges. The judges will score and rank all the performers they hear and the top players will earn a spot in the All-Region Band. This is a live audition and will take place in a classroom with approximately 15 other students from the schools in our Region. Most instruments (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion) are phased, meaning that they will play at the Phase 1 audition and, if their score is high enough to move on, will play again at the Phase 2 audition. Some instruments (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, and bari saxophone) are not phased and will only attend the Phase 2 audition. In order to audition, students must be available to attend the All-Region Band Clinic and Concert on December 1-2.
Tuesday, November 7 - Phase 1 All-Region Auditions at McKinney Boyd High School (McKinney ISD). Students will be given an individual audition time. Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion students will attend the Phase 1 audition.
Saturday, November 11 - Phase 2 All-Region Auditions at Cockrill Middle School (McKinney ISD). Students will be given an individual audition time. Students who advance from Phase 1 to Phase 2 will attend along with all Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, and Bari Sax players.
Friday/Saturday, December 1-2 - All-Region Clinic and Concert at McKinney North High School and Scott Johnson Middle School (McKinney ISD).
Additionally, every school sends at least 4 parents to volunteer as room monitors. If you are available, please CLICK HERE to sign up. You should only sign up if your Symphonic Band student is attending the audition.