As it's guiding principle, the Florida Bandmasters Association believes that music holds a unique place in human existence and touches our lives in ways that no other experience can.
PURPOSE FOR BAND MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
To provide opportunities for students and directors to perform in an environment which provides critical evaluation of its performance by noted experts in the field of band performance,
To provide the opportunity for students and directors to perform for their peers in a formal concert setting,
To provide a performance opportunity which will serve as a motivational goal for students and directors,
To provide an opportunity for students and directors to hear performances of their peers and learn from hearing those performances, and to provide a goal which is so compelling that the preparation for attaining that goal becomes the vehicle for continued growth and to demonstrate students' abilities to apply musical fundamentals and concepts in an ensemble performance setting.
2009-present (includes concert programs)
Archive of Past MPA Ratings from 2000-2007
Archive of Past Contest/Festival Ratings from 1939-2000