North Carolina

Concert Band MPA

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.

Sightreading Criteria

Bands participating in the North Carolina Bandmasters Association
Concert Band MPA will use the following conversions from the Texas UIL level to the grade of music they enter in the
North Carolina Concert Band MPA:

Level 1 for UIL = NCBA Grade 2
Level 2 for UIL = NCBA Grade 3
Level 3 for UIL = NCBA Grade 4
Level 4 for UIL = NCBA Grade 5
Level 5 for UIL = NCBA Grade 6

Previous UIL Sightreading pieces 

are available through
RBC Publications to purchase and practice sightreading.
Currently, the pieces go back to 1998 for each level.

Concert Band MPA Music

2015-2016 MPA List

for the MPA Music List

MPA New Music Submission for 2015-2016
Only additions are taken for the fall.
Due date for deletions, grade level changes
or additions is June 12, 2015.
Only additions are taken for the fall deadline
of November 1, 2015.

Recommendation Form

Recommendation Form