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  • Event Registration (1/23/2018)

    Registration for all All-West groups is open. Please be sure to complete the online portion of the registration by Friday, January 26th.

    Event Registration Page

  • Student Contracts (1/23/2018)

    Directors,

    The registration deadline is this Friday. We understand that we are still in the process of getting folders handed out, so please print  off the contracts right here to distribute to your students so that you can get all of this in the mail ASAP.   Here are the contracts:

    Student Contract

    All-West Percussion Contract

  • All-West Rooming Lists (1/22/2018)

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  • All-West Registration (1/22/2018)

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  • 11-12 Band and Senior Orchestra Results (1/21/2018)

    Results for the 2018 Senior 11-12 Band and the Senior Symphony Orchestra have been posted.

  • All-West 9-10 Senior Band (1/21/2018)

    Results for the 2018 All-West 9-10 Senior Bands have been posted.

  • All-West Jazz Band Results (1/21/2018)

    The results for the 2018 All-West Jazz Band have been posted.

    Directors, please remember that the registration deadline is this Friday.

  • All-West Middle School Band Results (1/21/2018)

    The results for the 2018 All-West Middle School Band have been posted.

    Directors, please remember that the registration deadline is this Friday.

  • Meeting Clarification (1/19/2018)

    The 9-10 and 11-12 monitor/judge meeting will not be in two separate locations at 7 am in the morning. They will take place together in the Library. 

  • Directors Meeting (1/19/2018)

    Directors and Judges,

    Please note the following locations for our meeting at 7am tomorrow, as well as a few reminders from Jason Eckford regarding our location.

     

    We are asking that all directors and judges park behind the school and leave the front parking lot cleared for those who are auditioning. To get to the back parking lot coming north on Highland turn right on Hughes Drive after passing the school and make the first right. The first building is the North Building if you go through the gate you will be heading towards the south building. If you are coming south on highland you will make the first left after passing Walgreens on Hughes drive and then make the first right into the parking lot. Directors please encourage bus drivers to park behind the school as well after unloading student’s to their respective gyms.

    Here is the list of meeting locations for directors and judges in the morning.

    Junior High Workers and Judges will meet in the North Cafeteria

    9th-10th Workers and Judges South Cafeteria

    11th -12th Workers and Judges Library (located in the South Building)

    Jazz Workers and Judges (014 located in the basement of the south building)

    We do have members of our district working today to make sure the  campus is safe. However due to the amount of inclement weather we have experienced this week we are asking all visitors to be careful and pay close attention as you maneuver across campus.

  • All-West Job Assignments (1/19/2018)

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  • Audition Change of Date (1/12/2018)

    After seeing the results of a worse-than-feared amount of ice, sleet, and snow falling in the West Tennessee area and the certainty that the roads will become worse overnight, we can no longer in good conscience continue with the All West Auditions this weekend.

    We will be rescheduling the auditions for next Saturday, January 20 at North Side High School in Jackson.  All of the audition times and director meeting times will be the same.

    Directors, please pass this information to your parents and students and we wish everyone a safe weekend!

  • Audition Times (1/11/2018)

    To ensure student safety we are going to be flexible with student audition times,  especially in the morning.  Keep in mind that we cannot start 11-12 auditions until the 9-10 auditions are complete, so 11-12 students will not be able to audition early.    Directors, please note that this will likely cause the audition day to go later than normal.

  • Revised Job Assignments (1/11/2018)

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  • Campus Map and Reminder (1/11/2018)

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  • Inclement weather plan (1/9/2018)

    WTSBOA Directors,

    Regardless of weather conditions, the All West Honor Band auditions will still take place this Saturday at Northside High School in Jackson. There is simply no way to reschedule the audition date.

    Please communicate to your students that we understand the challenging and potentially dangerous situation and leave the final decision-making to the parent.  Parents will need to determine the best action, if any, concerning their student. We also advise students to take their instruments home on Thursday just in case schools are closed on Friday.

    Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  Though we apologize for the situation, it is in fact outside our control, and all we can do is follow protocol and hope for a safe weekend.

    WTSBOA Executive Board

  • Audition Time Blocks (1/8/2018)

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  • All-West Audition Job Assignments (1/7/2018)

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  • All-State Decision Form (1/5/2018)

    The All State Decision Form has been posted. These forms must be turned in to the check in table next Saturday.

  • All-West Jazz Aux. Percussion Audition Requirements (1/5/2018)

    Reminder of the new Aux. Percussion Requirements approved by the TMEA Jazz Caucus last Spring. All Jazz auxiliary percussionists will be playing two prepared pieces: one vibes (Birdline) and one non-melodic percussion (Shufflin’ Skinz). Also, they will sight read one vibes AND non-melodic percussion (this will be on congas). Then, they will improvise on Vibes: F Blues and Bb Rhythm Changes (in the same manner as the other pitched instruments). In addition, auxiliary percussionist will play the same grooves that the drumset players play, but on congas:
    8 bars of swing @ 220
    8 bars of funk/rock @ 100
    8 bars of samba @ 120

  • All-West Audition Times (1/3/2018)

    A few reminders for 1/13/18:

    1. All auditions will take place at : Jackson North Side HS, 3066 N Highland Ave.  Jackson, TN  38305
    2. Students must audition at their assigned time.  Please plan ahead.
    3. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your assigned audition time.
    4. Students must report to their sign-in table 10 minutes before their audition time.
    5. Students with late afternoon times must be on campus by 3:00pm.
    6. **Directors, if any listed student will not attend, please email David Chipman- banddir@bellsouth.net by noon, Wednesday, 1/10.  This will greatly help the flow of audition rooms.
    7. For percussion auditions:  timpani, xylophone and snare drum will be provided.  Students must bring their own sticks and mallets.
    8. Piccolo audition times are listed in the 9-10 band list.
    9. 11-12 trombone times are PM times.

    Middle School Audition Times
    9-10 Audition Times
    11-12 Audition Times
    Jazz Band Audition Times

  • Member Information Update (1/3/2018)

    Directors,

    In anticipation of All-West auditions and clinic, please take a moment to update your information in the Member Directory. This will make it easier to find you when it is time to call up alternates, solve problems, and contact you when needed.

    To update your information, simply click on “Update Your Information” under the “Members Only” tab.

    Thank you,

     

  • All-West Jazz Drum Set Requirements (12/29/2017)

    A mistake was made in a previous post (11/18/2017) about the tempos of the drum set styles to performed at audition. IT HAS BEEN UPDATED in the previous post. Please Note: DRUMSET: Will perform two (2) prepared pieces, plus sight-reading, plus styles (in place of improv). The styles are to be performed as follows:
    8 bars of swing @ 220
    8 bars of funk/rock @ 100
    8 bars of samba @ 120

  • 11-12 Band final excerpts (12/28/2017)

    Excerpts for the 11-12 senior band auditions have been posted.

  • Harp auditions for Orchestra All West (12/28/2017)

    We are in need of a harp player for the 2018 All West 11-12 Symphony Orchestra.  We will schedule the Harp audition on the same day as the All West Band auditions on January 13.  Directors who have students that are interested in auditioning will need to send an email with the student’s name, grade, and school to officers@wtsboa.org.  A $10 audition fee will also be due.

    The Harp audition music is found below:

  • TBA/ASBDA Solo and Ensemble Audition Application (12/27/2017)
  • All-West Clinic Registration (12/14/2017)

    Orchestra directors,

    All-West Clinic registration will not open until after Band auditions in January. Please do not mail money and contracts in until you register online in January.

  • Orchestra Cutoff Scores (12/13/2017)

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  • All-West Orchestra Results (11/19/2017)
  • All-West Jazz Audition Information (11/18/2017)

    All students will play their prepared pieces, All students will sight-read, and All students except drummers will Improvise two (2) choruses of F-Blues (Track 8) Volume 42: Blues in All Keys, by Jamey Aebersold And One (1) chorus of B-flat Rhythm Changes (Track 1) Volume 47: I Got Rhythm Changes in All Keys, by Jamey AebersoldFor the F Blues the student will listen to one chorus and then improvise for 2 choruses. For the Bb Rhythm Changes, the students will start improvising immediately after the count-off. DRUMSET: Will perform two (2) prepared pieces, plus sight-reading, plus styles (in place of improv). The styles are to be performed as follows:
    8 bars of swing @ 220
    8 bars of funk/rock @ 100
    8 bars of samba @ 120

  • All-West Band Auditions (11/14/2017)

    Registration is now open for All-West Band auditions. The deadline to register is Friday, December 8th.

  • Percussion All West Music Information (11/9/2017)

    Members of WTSBOA,

    We have updated the Percussion audition music for the All West Middle School, 9-10, and 11-12 Bands.  It came to the Executive Board’s attention that we made a serious error in regards to the current music.  The etudes were copyrighted music by Dr. Julie Hill and Dr. Eric Willie and were used without their permission.  I feel terrible about this and I take full personal responsibility in that all of the audition music had to be approved by me before they were published.  It was sloppy on my part and I apologize to Dr. Hill, Dr. Willie, and Row-Loff Productions for using this material and publishing it on our website.

    Dr. Hill and Dr. Willie have been very kind and professional during this whole process.  I want to thank them and Row-Loff for working with us to make sure the students don’t have to completely start over with new music.  There will be minimal changes to the music, with only a few additions made to ensure the full etude is being performed as originally intended.  In addition, Dr. Hill and Dr. Willie are providing video tutorials for the students to help them as they prepare for the auditions.  If you would like to purchase the book that features these etudes and many other great learning etudes, please click here on the hyperlink to look at it: http://www.rowloff.com/BooksFolder/AIAE.html.

    Again I apologize to everyone for this very serious error on my part, but cannot express enough my gratitude to Dr. Hill, Dr. Willie, and Chris Crockarell at Row-Loff Productions for their willingness to make this work for our students!  If you have any questions or concerns, please email officers@wtsboa.org.

    Stephen Price

    President, WTSBOA

  • All-West Flute Recordings (10/20/2017)

    Audition guides for 9-10 and 11-12 Flute have been posted. Thank you to Elise Blatchford for sharing these videos.

  • All-West Professional Development (10/18/2017)

    All-West Professional Development Sessions

    We are currently accepting applications to present professional development sessions at All-West. Deadline to apply is November 20th. Click on the link below for additional information and to apply.

     

    https://goo.gl/forms/hVNElDzyLdkcMdQR2

  • All-West Orchestra Auditions (10/2/2017)

    Registration for All-West Orchestra auditions is now open.

  • SmartMusic Files (9/26/2017)

    Directors,

    WordPress will not allow me to post SmartMusic files on the website. As a test, I have posted the Middle School Band music to my school website. I do not use SmartMusic, so I cannot test the links. Please let me know if there are any issues.

    Thank you, and I apologize for the delay in posting. If these work, I will post the rest as quickly as possible.

    Click here to download the smp files.

    Thank you,

    Susan

  • Marching Festival Results (9/25/2017)

    The results from Saturday’s Marching Festival have been posted.

  • Directory Information (9/14/2017)

    Directors,

    If you have not updated your information in the directory, please take a moment and do so. Just click on “Update Your Information” under the Members Only tab at the top of the page.

    Thank you!

  • All-West Audio Recordings (9/14/2017)

    Several mp3 and midi files have been posted for the All-West Middle School and 9-10 bands this week.

  • Jazz Band Audition Music (9/4/2017)
  • Senior Band Music (8/22/2017)

    Audition music for the 11-12 Senior Band has been posted.

  • Updated audition music (8/22/2017)

    The following audition music has been updated:

    9-10 Percussion

    11-12 Violin Excerpt A

    9-10 Viola Excerpt A

     

  • Additional All-West Music (8/21/2017)

    The following audition music has been posted:

    • Middle school strings
    • Junior percussion music
    • 9-10 percussion music
  • All-West Audition Music (8/21/2017)

    All available All-West music has been posted. The rest will be posted as soon as possible.

  • Meeting Announcement and Agenda Items (8/16/2017)

    Directors,

    All agenda items and announcements for our meeting on Saturday must  be emailed to Stephen Price no later than Friday.

  • Fall Financial Report (8/15/2017)

    The latest WTSBOA financial report has been posted for members to review before Saturday’s meeting.

  • Meeting Minutes (8/4/2017)

    The minutes from the May meeting have been posted.

  • Website updates (8/1/2017)

    Welcome to the new WTSBOA website! From this point forward, all members should receive notification when new announcements are posted. Please login and check your information for accuracy.

    If you have problems logging in, try using all caps for your credentials. The new website is case sensitive, and this has solved most of the login problems we have encountered. Please email Susan Spain if you have any issues with the new site.

  • WTSBOA Membership Forms (7/31/2017)

    Directors,

    Below are the forms for WTSBOA membership. Please bring these with you to the meeting on August 19th.

    Member Invoice

    Membership Form

  • May Meeting (4/27/2017)

    Just a reminder that the May meeting will be Saturday, May 6th.

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