All-State Musician Family
Congratulations on being a family member of an All-State musician! Before you leave for San Antonio, review this important information that will help you have the best experience at our convention.
Required Student Forms
During the week of January 15, All-State students will access/update participation forms at www.tmea.org/all-state (their director will be emailed login information the week of January 15). Students must complete and sign all forms as required before leaving for San Antonio. Properly completed forms are required for them to register as an All-State musician at the convention.
All-State Student Housing
All-State student housing is reserved by TMEA and is assigned via housing requests submitted by the students’ directors the week of January 9. Every effort is made to place students from the same school together in a hotel room; however, this is not always possible given the number of All-State students available from a school. Parents can make alternate housing arrangements; however, TMEA encourages students to stay in TMEA blocked housing as sharing a room with other All-State musicians is part of the overall experience for the student.
TMEA is not able to block housing for parents who plan to attend. We suggest that you use any available online reservation system to locate housing (e.g., Orbitz, Travelocity, etc.). To help your planning, consult the concert schedule.
Getting to the Concert
All-State concerts are on Saturday, February 12. Consider heavy traffic, parking, shuttle wait time/walk time, and the 1.3-million-square-foot convention center navigation time when you plan your travel. You will walk a lot. Wear comfortable shoes and layers to help you remain comfortable in the wide range of temperatures throughout the center.
Entrance to concerts does not require a convention badge. However, you should go through the amazing exhibit hall while in San Antonio, and this does require a convention badge. Get your free for All-State family member visitor badge in the registration area at the Visitors / All-State Family booth.