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Region 17


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HS Region Choir Clinic

Pre-Area and State Auditions

Do Not Forget!
As decided at the Region Audition,
Honor Choir = $10.00 flat fee
Mixed Choir and Women's Choir = $15.00 per student
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Things YOU need to know for Region Clinic Participation...


01. Students wear their school choir uniform in the region clinic performance.

02. Friday's rehearsal is required for all participants in the Honor and Women's group.

03. Saturday is all or nothing. No drop-in region participants

04. You only get the Region patch if you walk across the stage.

05. Lunch is off-campus on Saturday. Plan to leave or have something brought in to you

06. On Saturday, snacks are provided to the students during breaks (No charge)

07. The concert is at 5:30pm at LaMarque HS (300 Vauthier Road, LaMarque, 77568)

08. The concert is FREE to attend and seating is not an issue

09. Vendors will offer T-Shirts, CDs and Video

10. Campus security will be available throughout the clinic and will also monitor the parking area during the concert.

11. The changing rooms will be secure but do not bring expensive items to the clinic. We are not responsible for loss.

12. Review the music to be studied; Have real copies; Have a black folder and pencils.

13. No Gum or hats in rehearsals.

14. The stage has Wenger risers with fourth step, Wenger shell and a concert grand piano.

15. There are region participation and registration fees. (See the list above.)

16. Section leaders will check your ensemble often for participation. Be on task or be removed.

17. Students will register when they arrive. Wear your badge all day. (Badges are provided Friday and Saturday.)

18. District patches are delivered during the region clinic to the school's director.

19. Only District candidates who actually walked into the Region audition room get the District patch.

20. Region clinicians will adjust or cut performance music as they see fit. Their call to make.

*** We are guests at this school. Behave as such. LaMarque HS is working very hard to insure that your students have a great experience. This is a school and not a professional union performance hall or college. Every effort within the school's ability is being made to help you. Respect their willingness to support our Region. Rather than complaining about something, please volunteer to host the event yourself.

Registration Closed - Final Ensemble

Cynthia DePrang
Native Texan, from Tyler, grew up in small towns in East Texas. Graduated from Sam Houston State University with Bachelor’s in Music Education. Taught elementary music in Austin, Pasadena, Pearland for 28 years. This is my third year to teach junior high and ninth grade choir. Church organist for Pearland First United Methodist since 1985. Music director for productions for Pearland High School, South Houston High School, San Jacinto College, and College of the Mainland. (Watch for “My Way” opening in January 2007!)

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Region 17
Region Information

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Region 17

Region Level Cuts

On 10/25/06, the Junior High Chair modified the original cut posting.
As per her request, the update has been posted.

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Click on the title to hear cut example.

Oh Lord Our God - SATB
CD – Page 5 Ms. 16

SING – (Bass/Alto) Ms. 16 beat 4, (Tenor) Ms. 18 beat 2, (Sop.) Ms. 19 beat 4

STOP – End of Song
TIME – 41”

Choral Florish - SATB
CD – Page 9 Ms. 67

SING – (Soprano and Alto) Ms. 71, (Tenor and Bass) Ms. 73

STOP – (All Parts) Sing To End
TIME – 44”

Sing With Pleasure - SSA
CD – Ms. 1

SING – Ms. 5
STOP – Ms. 21
TIME – 42”

My Johnny's A Soldier - SSA
CD – Ms. 15
SING – Ms. 17
STOP – Ms. 28
TIME – 51”

Exsultate Justi - SSA
CD – Ms. 98
SING – (Alto) Ms. 100, (Soprano 1 and Soprano 2) Ms. 102
STOP – Ms. 114
TIME – 32”

Jonah - TB
CD – Ms. 21
SING – Ms. 22 after beat 4
STOP – Ms. 30
TIME – 38”

Sea Fever - Tenor
CD – Ms. 50
SING – Ms. 52 beat 3
STOP – Ms. 79
TIME – 32”

Sea Fever - Bass
CD – Ms. 52
SING – Ms. 54 beat 2
STOP – Ms. 79
TIME – 29”

Sight-Reading -


The sightreading is in a closed folder. The folder is labeled “Open for Sightreading” and just flips open to the single faced sightreading example. The monitor will check that the example is on the stand and closed at the beginning of each student’s audition. The monitor will check that the folder is closed and remains in place at the end of each audition.

Each director has been provided written instructions as per TMEA on the procedure for sightreading. As per TMEA guideline and our policy, these same sightreading instructions are also included on the back of each audition cut sheet provided to each student prior to the beginning of our audition process that morning.

Since TMEA does not want judge intervention in the audition, the audition process is as follows:


You will be instructed by a voice on the CD to look at the sight reading exercise. The CD will play the tonic triad in broken fashion (do-mi-sol-mi-do-sol-do), followed by the starting pitch. At that time, a 30-second study period shall follow. You will be allowed to tap, chant, or sing during this study period. You will not be allowed to use any tuning device or any additional materials as aid during the study period or in singing the exercise. You may not write on the exercise for any reason.

At the end of the 30-second study period, the CD will play the tonic triad again in broken fashion (do-mi-sol-mi-do-sol-do), followed by the starting pitch. You will begin immediately to sing the exercise using your preferred method of sight reading (syllables, numbers, neutral syllables, or any combination). No additional study time is allowed.

If you start and stop over, the judges will judge you on what was your first attempt through the point where you stopped. The judges will resume judging with any new material you attempt for the first time. You will have only one chance to sing the exercise unless there is mechanical failure with the CD player.