North Carolina
Bandmasters
Association


Marching Band



PURPOSE
The North Carolina Bandmasters Association, a division of the North Carolina Music Educator's Association, officially recognizes and sanctions marching band as a viable and credible 
performance-based ensemble in the teaching of music in a high school setting. We believe 
marching band can be one component of a well-balanced comprehensive instrumental music program.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF ETHICS
The Marching Band Committee of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association believes that marching 
band must be educationally based and centered on enhancing public school instrumental music programs in North Carolina. It is the committee's belief that marching band is one extension 
of the high school concert band program.

Every decision made by the North Carolina Bandmasters Association's Marching Band Committee when 
establishing a uniform method of critique was centered on helping students and directors grow and learn.
Marching band competition can be used as a positive educational tool for the development of better 
musicianship, stronger discipline, self-motivation, and character of students. Since competitive marching
band can consume much time and money in preparation, extreme care must be taken to keep the activity
in perspective with the responsibility to educate. When these objectives are not the primary goals of a
program, marching band ceases to be educationally valid for students. Professionalism is the ultimate
expectation. As members of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, each director is charged with the responsibility to act responsibly and demand the same of his/her entire professional organization.
Calendar and Forms 


(Due by June 1st, 2017)

 


Marching Band 
Judges


2017 Version

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Marching MPA Scores

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