High School Bands: A Superior rating is required in marching, concert and sightreading performance.
In band programs with more than one performing ensemble, the top ensemble must receive the superior ratings for the school to be eligible.
If a high school does not have a marching band, the middle school criteria can be applied.
Only Superior Ratings from the Regionally approved events that properly utilize the TBA assessment formats qualify for the Sweepstakes Award. Consult the local Regional President for a listing of qualifying events and required procedures.
Middle School Bands: Superior rating in concert and sight-reading performance; and 50% of the band’s enrollment must participate in the regional solo and ensemble festival, with 50% of those participating receiving a superior rating.
Concert festivals sponsored by the regional associations (WTSBOA, MTSBOA, ETSBOA) are acceptable for qualifying for this award; if your school did not participate in your regional festival due to preparation for another major event, please indicate the event in the appropriate place in the form. Acceptable substitutions include:
MidwestMusic for All National Concert FestivalMusic for All Regional Concert FestivalNationally-Recognized Concert Competition (Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, Meyers Invitstional in Dallas, TX, etc.)TMEA State ConventionMacy’sParade of RosesBOA Grand NationalsCBDNA ConventionNBA ConventionABA ConventionASBDA Convention
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED, INCLUDING PRINCIPAL VERIFICATION, BY FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2019 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE.