Festival History

 

The results listed below are from performances at the Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) festival, held in the spring of each year.  Ensembles choose music based on grade level, with Grade I being the easiest and Grade VI being the most difficult.  Three judges give a rating for the performance from I to V, with I being the best.  The same rating scale is used for a sightreading performance.  The band is awarded an overall rating of Superior, Excellent, Average, or Below Average.  Some bands perform for comments only.

 


The North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) sanctioned concert band festival will: 
- Provide a performance opportunity for students and directors that offers a critical assessment of the
quality of their performances by highly qualified experts in band performance.
- Encourage participation in the only state-sanctioned event that provides a summative, standards-based assessment, designed to measure student performance as related to the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
- Provide the opportunity for students and directors to perform for and learn from their peers in a formal concert venue.
- Provide a model that connects quality preparation with quality performance and supports the continued musical growth of students and directors.

 

 

Performing ensemble names are shortened as follows:

Wind Ensemble = WE

Symphonic Band = SB

Concert Band = CB

Year

 

2011

2011

2010

2010

2009

2009

2008

2008

2007

2007

2006

2006

2005

2005

2004

2004

2003

2003

2002

2002

2001

2000

2000

1999

1999

1998

1998

1997

1997

1996

1996

1994

Ensemble

 

WE

SB

WE

SB

WE

SB

WE

SB

WE
SB

WE

SB

WE

SB

SB

CB

SB

CB

SB

CB

SB

SB

CB

SB

CB

SB

CB

WE

CB

SB

CB

SB

Grade

 

VI

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

IV

V

III

V

IV

V

V

IV

VI

IV

V

IV

VI

IV

V

IV

V

Judge 1

 

 

Judge 2

 

V

Judge 3

 

V

Sightread

 

V

Overall

 

V