What in the world is All-District?

Great question! All-District is an opportunity for individuals in 7th and 8th grade to prepare college-level music and anonymously perform for a panel of experts. At the end of the day, all performing students are ranked in their instrument, and the top performers will get to miss a day of school to rehearse in a band with the top students in LISD. The band gives a concert for friends and family that same evening. It’s an incredible concert, and a huge honor to be part of it. This is certainly something the kids remember for the rest of their life.

This year, All-District is held at Arbor Creek Middle School on Saturday, October 21st. The entire competition lasts from 8:30am-5pm, but students will have an assigned 30-minute window to perform. Once their performance is complete, they can leave for the day. Mr. Duermeyer and Ms. Morrison will email the results to parents that evening.

Here are some important things to remember:

  • 7th and 8th graders all compete against each other. Because of this, 8th graders tend to do bit better due to an extra year of playing. However, the experience gained by the 7th graders is invaluable!
  • Ms. Morrison and Mr. Duermeyer will both be judging, all day, from 8am-5pm. We will not be available to answer questions or assist in any way during the event.
  • Every student attending this event worked hard, and improved so, so much. While we love seeing our kiddos given the honor of being in the All-District Band, it’s their improvement and hard work over the last two months that means the most to us.  

How is All-Region Different?

Another great question! While All-District is comprised of middle school students in LISD, All-Region expands this to all of Region 2. This includes LISD, Denton ISD, and Northwest ISD, among others.

If you play: Oboe, Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet, Euphonium, or Tuba:
All-Region is on Wednesday Evening, October 25th, at Briarhill Middle School, right down the road!

If you play: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, or Percussion:
All-Region is on Saturday, October 28th, at McKamy MS in Flower Mound.

Please let us know if you have any questions!