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The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million middle school, junior high and high school students reap the benefits of participation in the ten UIL music events.

Music News & Updates

September 17, 2021
UIL Announces Hurricane/Tropical Storm Nicholas Marching Band Practice Waiver

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Nicholas Marching Band Practice Waiver

September 13, 2021
Concert and Sight-Reading Adjustments Extended

The following concert and sight-reading adjustments from the 2020-21 school year have been extended through the 2021-22 school year.

  • The requirement for a school to enter a varsity music ensemble when participating in concert and sight-reading evaluation for the 2021-22 school year has been waived. When completing the registration process with the music region, each school may declare the status – varsity, non-varsity, or sub-non-varsity - of each band, choir, and orchestra ensemble that participates in concert and sight-reading evaluation.

  • For the 2021-22 school year the prescribed music list requirements and sight-reading levels have been adjusted.  The resulting sight-reading levels and associated time structures may be found here.

  • Band Sight-Reading .5 Criteria

  • Orchestra Sight Reading .5 Criteria

August 31, 2020
2020 Music Advisory Committee Minutes

2020 Music Advisory Committee Minutes


A Music Educator's Guide to United States Copyright Law

Constitution & Contest Rules

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