Hi everyone,


I hope you all are enjoying the many wonders of summer! I wanted to send you all a quick update on a couple of things before our next region meeting. First of all, thank you to all who signed up to be on the zone committee to help realign schools in our newly formed region. We recently met to set the schools into two zones for our fall region auditions. I’ve attached the list for the two zones. Please check to see which zone your school will be in for the auditions. The two zones will each host a bit over 500 students at the auditions if numbers are close to past data. (Thanks to Bernard R and James H for past data and geographical help in putting this together!) We will discuss host sites and update you on all other important info to the auditions at the August meeting.


I also wanted to give you an update on the full orchestra meeting that took place at the end of the school year. There were many ideas presented on how to bring back the full orchestra region experience to our kids. The format will be presented at the upcoming region meeting to give you the full picture. I can tell you that it will be totally optional for your school to participate and there are many ideas to making this a more fun and rewarding experience for both students and directors.


Hope to see many of you at TBA and if not, see you all on August 6th at our next region meeting! Happy summer! J




Kim Garza

Director of Bands

Jose M. Lopez Middle School

North East ISD



Alamo Heights Barnes
Bradley Briesemeister
Canyon Bush
Church Hill Driscoll
Eisenhower Ed White
Goodnight Floresville
Lockhart Garner
Miller Harris-NEISD
Smithson Valley Jackson
Spring Branch Krueger
Tejeda Lopez
Tex Hill New Braunfels
Oak Run