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.

Get the Convention App

This new standalone app includes the All-State Student Rehearsal schedule. Click the All-State Schedules button, and click on your ensemble to see the schedule. Learn more and download.

Required Student Forms

During the week of January 15, All-State students will access/update participation forms at Their director will be emailed login information to provide the students. Students must complete online entry and then print required forms. Student, parent, and director signatures are required on the following printed forms. Complete this before leaving for San Antonio as properly completed and signed forms are required for All-State musicians to obtain their convention badge and participate.

  • Code of Conduct: Requires student, parent, and director signatures.
  • Medical Release: Requires student and parent signatures.
Getting to the Concert & Ticket Information

All-State concerts are held on the Saturday of the TMEA Clinic/Convention. 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.

All-State Concert Tickets: A set of 4 tickets will be distributed to students when they get their convention badge on Wednesday at the convention (does not apply to ATSSB All-State as their concerts do not utilize tickets). You must meet up with your student in person outside of rehearsal times if you want to utilize these tickets to enter the concert. Concert ticket holders are allowed entry before non-ticket holders. Lost tickets are not replaced. Only 4 tickets provided per student. 

Convention Badges

Entrance to concerts does not require a convention badge. However, if you arrive in time, you should go through the amazing exhibit hall while in San Antonio, and this does require a convention badge. Get your free All-State Family badge in the registration area at the Visitors / All-State Family booth. Registration and Exhibit Hall Hours

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 following the Band/Vocal Area auditions in January. 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.

Family Housing

TMEA is not able to block housing for parents who plan to attend. To help your planning, consult the concert schedule.