Invited Performing Group Family

Congratulations on being a family member of a musician in a group that has been invited to perform at the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Before you go to San Antonio, review this important information that will help you have the best experience at our convention.

All-State Musicians: Family of a Texas All-State Musician should visit the All-State Family page instead.


Check with the director of your family member’s performing group first for more specific details about the performance time and any other details specific to your group’s travel and attendance.

Convention Badges

Concert attendance does not require a badge. However, you should go through the amazing exhibit hall while in San Antonio, and this requires a convention badge. If you aren’t a designated chaperon for the performing group, you can purchase a $10 badge in the Convention Registration area at the Visitors booth (cash makes it fast!). Directors submit performer and chaperon names in advance, and the directors pick up those badges as a group.

Family Housing

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.

Performance Recording Sales

Concert recordings of all performing groups (not music showcases) are produced by Mark Custom Recordings. After the convention, go to to order recordings. Representatives will also be on site for orders.

Convention Programs

Convention programs are available for purchase ($5) at the convention center Information Booth and Visitors Booth. These programs include the full schedule of the convention and many advertisements from colleges and universities on their audition dates and upcoming camps.