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Re: Stress with Region Auditions
1 director school here. No pull outs during band class to work on region music. We work 2 minutes on Flute region music then 5-7 minutes on Band stuff then 2 minutes on clarinet music and 5-7 minutes on band stuff. The ones that are serious about trying out for Region come before school to get additional help. A couple of my students take private lessons and that is a big plus. We have a few students make region at MS and some at HS. I usually have one at Area and occasionally one will make state.
With Middle School I would suggest not spending a lot of time on the Region music until the month before try-outs.