The second set of adjudicated performances for Concert Bands are Music Performance Assessments. MPA’s involve the Concert Bands – Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Big Band. Each band performs three musical scores, and is given a grade of Good, Excellent, or Superior following their performances. There are three events associated with MPA:
Pre Music Performance Assessment is designed to give Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and their instructors a chance to perform for a set of judges and receive feedback, prior to the formal MPA and official judging.
Attire is Concert Black Dress - tuxes for boys, and black dresses for girls. Transportation is via student and parent drivers – sign ups will be posted as the date draws nearer. All students involved with Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band – including percussion – will be expected to attend.
Pre MPA is not scheduled for 2017.
Concert Music Performance Assessment is the official adjudication opportunity for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. A panel of three judges bestows a rating of Good, Excellent, or Superior after each band performs.
Concert MPA will be held either on Tuesday, March 7, Wednesday March 8, or Thursday, March 9, 2017. Date will not be released until late February. This year, MPA’s are being held at Largo High School, and transportation is via school bus.
Attire is Concert Black Dress - tuxes for boys, and black dresses for girls. Chaperones will be needed and a driver with a truck will be needed to pull a trailer. Sign ups will be posted as the date draws nearer. All students involved with Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band – including percussion – will be expected to attend.
State Concert MPA
Should Wind Ensemble and Jazz Big Band receive a superior rating on a grade 5 or higher performance piece at Concert MPA, they will be invited to perform at the State level for a highly prestigious group of judges. Students receive ratings of Good, Excellent, or Superior following their performances.
State Concert MPA will be held on Wednesday, April 26, or Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, FL. Schedule will be released closer to the Festival, and will be posted in the Band Room and emailed out to families involved. Attire is Concert Black dress - tuxes for boys, black dresses for girls. Students will be transported by Charter Bus and will be responsible for bringing money for meals.