Appeals Process

The TMEA Executive Board reserves the right to serve as an appellate committee on all matters listed below.

Any student, parent, director, school official, or concerned party may submit an appeal.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to or by the Region Division Chair within 72 hours following the conclusion of the audition or the infraction.

Appeals shall be heard in the order defined below based on the matter being appealed.

Entities referenced in the appeals process are defined as follows:

  • Region Division Chairs – Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary, College
  • Region Steering Committee – Region President, Region Vice-President, Region Secretary, All Region Division Chairs (Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary, College)
  • Region Chair Committee – Region Chairs involved in the Area Audition
  • Presidents Committee – President, Immediate Past-President, President-Elect

Note: The TMEA Executive Director is not a part of the appeals process.

Matters Concerning Region Level Auditions

Region Division Chair

Region Steering Committee

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee

Matters Concerning Area Level Auditions

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee

Matters Concerning Orchestra String or Jazz Ensemble Recorded Auditions

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee

Matters Concerning Honor Band Competition

Region Division Chair (Region Level Only)

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee

Matters Concerning Honor Orchestra Competition

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee

Matters Concerning a Region Division Request to Remove a Student from the All-State Process

Region Steering Committee (Region Level Only)

State Division Chair

Presidents Committee