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Re: Region Band Audition Rubric
That's one way to look at it, sure. But I go to all of the All-State band and orchestra concerts every year and many of the rehearsals. What I see on stage is far from a joke. The concerts are just incredible. I say that as someone who was on the outside as a student. I never made area in high school. My first year teaching lessons in a rural area I had an all-stater who probably wouldn't have made region where I came from, but it isn't all-metroplex band, it's all-state and that means having the best from all over given a chance.
The all state system in Texas is a joke. Some of the best musicians I've ever seen, that have gone on to get full rides at conservatories as performance majors never made all state.