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Concert Festival Performance Requirements and Policies

Bands

Directors who are planning to perform in the Concert Festival must prepare three selections and consider the following:

1. One selection must be from either the NBA List, the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series, or the MICCA Grade 1 list. The entire piece must be performed unless otherwise indicated on the Required List. MICCA will not honor, for example, performing a movement of a larger work (i.e. Mvt. 2 of Holst's "Second Suite") in fulfillment of the selection from the Required List.

2. One selection must be a march. You may select a march from the NBA List, Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, or the MICCA Grade 1 list, however, it will not also satisfy the Required List requirement.

3. One selection is of the director's choice. A single movement may be performed in fulfillment of the "Director's Choice" (i.e. Mvt. 2 of Holst's "Second Suite").

4. Your time on stage is limited to 30 minutes. This includes entering and leaving the stage, as well as time in between selections for the judges to make recorded commentary. Directors should plan their repertoire accordingly.

We trust that directors will choose quality literature and believe that bands should demonstrate a variety of styles in their programming. Failure to follow the performance requirements will result in disqualification.

Please click here for the NBA List.
Please click here for the MICCA Grade 1 List.
Please click here for Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.

Some pieces may be permanently out of print. Directors are advised to contact members of the Executive Board, who may assist you in acquiring these pieces.

Three copies of each score with all measures numbered are required for the festival performance. Full scores are required. A condensed score of the march will be accepted.

Click here for a list of the 2016 Gold Medal Programs.

Orchestras

Orchestras will perform three separate works of the director's choice for either full orchestra or strings alone. There is no prescribed list for orchestra. MICCA believes that orchestras should demonstrate a variety of styles in their programming. You may not use a single work of three or more movements to fulfill the repertoire requirement.

A single movement of a larger work may be performed in fulfillment of a single selection. Abridged editions are allowed.

We trust that directors will choose quality literature and believe that orchestras should demonstrate a variety of styles in their programming. Failure to follow the performance requirements will result in disqualification.

Three copies of each score with all measures numbered are required for the festival performance. Full scores of each selection are required.

Click here for a list of the 2016 Gold Medal Programs.