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Re: Timeline for learning UIL Music?
Our UIL is earlier this year (1st week of March). We have gone the first week of April for the past several years. In the past (with a varsity MS band), we would prepare three pieces in January for a concert just before (or after) TMEA. Of these three pieces, usually only one was for UIL. If I was doing a multi-movement piece we might perform some of the movements at the concert. In the meantime, we would begin work on our UIL pieces in sectionals. We might read through bits of it in full band during this time, too. After TMEA, all focus was on UIL pieces and sight-reading. The goal was to be solid on all pieces before Spring Break and serious cleaning could take place in the weeks that followed. This was a very successful timeline for our program. The difference for the non-varsity is that they would perform two or all three of their UIL tunes at the concert in February.