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Covid-19 Music Information

Updated 05/22/2020

COVID-19 Summer Marching Band Practices & Rehearsals

UIL schools may, but are not required to, begin UIL Summer Marching Band Practices and Rehearsals beginning June 8, 2020 under the requirements found here:

https://www.uiltexas.org/music/marching-band/marching-band-summer-practices-rehearsals-2020

 

2020 June UIL Legislative Council Meetings

Announced 05/14/2020

The upcoming UIL Legislative Council meetings will be held via Zoom, and will be live streamed on the UIL YouTube channel as well as the UIL Legislative Council web page. Please note that in order to ensure safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no physical location for this meeting.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 16
9 am – Academics Standing Committee
11 am – Music Standing Committee
1 pm – Athletics Standing Committee

Wednesday, June 17
9 am – Policy Standing Committee
11 am – Legislative Council

If you would like to submit a UIL rule change to be considered at the upcoming meetings, please fill out this form by 4pm on Monday, June 8th.  The online rule change form is the only method to submit a proposal for the June Legislative Council meeting, as there will be no in-person presentations available for this meeting.

Submitted written proposals from the public will be posted on Committee agendas here on Tuesday, June 9th.

5/01/20 Legislative Council Meeting Approved Resolution & Amendments


UIL press release for 04-17/2020:

UIL Cancels All Remaining Spring Activities and State Championships


With the announcement from Governor Greg Abbott that all Texas schools are to remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is canceling all remaining 2019-2020 spring activities and state championships.
 
“Our staff had been working hard on plans to resume activities this spring, but without schools in session, interscholastic activities cannot continue,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “Our highest priority during this challenging time is ensuring the health and safety of our students and communities and making progress in the containment of COVID-19 in Texas. We are now turning our attention to the 2020-2021 school year.”
 
Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place. The UIL will continue to follow the direction of state authorities and will work closely with member schools to navigate this unprecedented time.
 
“I am grateful to the UIL staff for their leadership and dedication to students,” said UIL Legislative Council Chair Curtis Rhodes. “Together we will get through this and we look forward to the day students are once again able to participate in education-based interscholastic activities.” 
 
Further details will be forthcoming. Please continue to check the UIL website and social media accounts for updates.

 

Remote Learning/Coaching:

During statewide school suspension, remote learning/coaching of UIL activities is allowed through electronic, video or teleconferencing type methods. Schools shall limit instruction for UIL activities to a maximum of eight hours per week per activity, in addition to a maximum of sixty minutes per day Monday through Friday.

 

The following message was sent to Superintendents 4/17/20:

Superintendents,


Thank you for continuing to show tremendous leadership in this very challenging time. Your communities, and our state as a whole, are better because of your efforts and dedication to students.

With the recent order by Governor Abbott closing schools for the remainder of this school year, and in an effort to help protect the health and safety of Texans, all remaining UIL activities for the 2019-2020 school year are now cancelled. We understand the value of UIL activities to students and to your communities. However, UIL always keeps the health and safety of students as the top priority. We believe this very difficult decision is the best decision to support the health of our state.

Practices, rehearsals, and workouts remain suspended until further notice. The previously communicated information allowing remote instruction remains in place. We will work closely with schools to determine the best course of action moving forward, including relaxing coaching restrictions in some ways to allow students to prepare for the coming school year. All of those decisions will be communicated out to schools once we have them finalized.

The times in which we find ourselves remain uncertain. UIL will continue to work closely with schools and state and local authorities as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented situation. Thank you for your patience during this time. We wish all of you the very best in the coming days and months. Please stay safe and know that we are here to help in any way we can.

Thank you,
Charles Breithaupt, EdD
UIL Executive Director

Jamey Harrison, EdD
UIL Deputy Director



 

Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations

Regional Sites throughout the State: CANCELED


State Wind Ensemble Festival

May 9, 2020 at the Butler School of Music at UT Austin: CANCELED.

 
State Solo and Ensemble Contest

May 30 and June 1 at four campuses in the Pflugerville ISD: CANCELED