Solo & Ensemble and MPA

Concert MPA/Practicing

The concert MPA performance will be March 4, 2021 at 6:00 in the gym at Gulf Breeze High School. Concert band and symphonic band students need to wear their Soundwave band shirt, plain black pants (no jeans, no holes, no color/bleach patterns/etc.) and closed-toe shoes (no athletic shoes, please). Parents are invited to attend this concert, but the event will still need to be at 50% capacity in the gym. A more detailed itinerary will be sent prior to the performance.

Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following students for earning a Superior and moving onto the next round of State Solo & Ensemble! While this was a very different year for S&E, these students took on the challenge of performing virtually and definitely earned their rating this year!
 

  • Jackson Holmer - Trumpet Solo

  • Olivia Hoffman - Flute Solo

  • Sam Fulton - Trombone Solo

  • Ian Gonzales - Clarinet Solo

  • Amelia Atchison - Flute Solo

  • Everett Salter, Sam Fulton, & Jackson Holmer - Brass Trio

 

To allow for safety in the current times, Solo & Ensemble will be held virtually. Again, for safety in the current times, students will not be required to perform at Solo & Ensemble this year. However, students are still required to prepare a solo & ensemble piece to be performed as a band requirement. If you are interested in participating for a rating & the ability to go to State S&E, please let Ms. Donahoo know ASAP to officially sign up.

 

Students interested in performing within FBA Solo & Ensemble will need to be familiar with the changes below, per the Florida Bandmasters Association.

Wind and Percussion Solo & Ensemble MPA

 

  1. S&E MPA may be held as a Live-Stream Virtual* and/or a Submitted Recordings format**.

  2. Solos, Duets, Trios and Quartets may opt for Live-stream Virtual or Submitting a Recording.

  3. Ensembles that are quintets or larger must submit a recording**.

  4. All recorded S&E entries must be videos of the performers.

  5. All entries will have the option of “Comments Only” or to perform for a “Rating”.

  6. The choice to change from playing for a rating to “Comments Only” can be decided up until the performance time. This decision MUST be made by the director, not a student, parent or accompanist.

  7. Any entry opting to perform for a rating must follow all of the current rules in the FBA handbook.

  8. Comments Only will be awarded for

    • Any accompanied solo played without an accompaniment.

    • Any ensemble playing with substituted instrumentation not specified in the

    • FBA Handbook.

    • Any ensemble playing with incomplete instrumentation.

    • A performance of any of the etudes on the special S&E committee list.***

  9. Playing music not on the MPA list or playing without an original will result in a “DQ” (per FBA handbook).

  10. All 5+ Solos and Ensembles earning a Superior Rating qualify for State S&E (per FBA handbook).

 

Auxiliary (Color Guard) Solo & Ensemble MPA

 

  1. All events will be pre-recorded.

  2. All entries will have the option of “Comments Only” or to perform for a “Rating”.

  3. The choice to change from playing for a “Rating” to “Comments Only” can be made up until the performance time. This decision MUST be made by the director, not a student or parent.

  4. Any entry opting to perform for a rating (and thus qualifying for state) must follow all of the current rules in the FBA handbook.

  5. Ensembles that do not meet the specified number of member requirements may still enter and perform for “Comments Only.”

  6. A “DQ” will still be awarded for any time infractions.

 

State Solo & Ensemble MPA Dates and Deadlines

  • February 8 - 13, 2021 - Submission windsor for all students wishing to qualify for State S&E (Solos & Ensembles Grade V and Higher & Auxiliary Solos)

  • April 12 - 27, 2021 - Submission window for all students participating & do not intend on qualifying for state. (All Solos & Ensembles of any grade & Auxiliary Solos)

  • March 26 - 27, 2021 & April 9 - 10, 2021 - Virtual State Solo & Ensemble

 

Financial Comments

  1. There are no refunds.

  2. MPA Fees per entry:

    • Solo - $10

    • Ensemble - $20

 

Notes

*Live-Stream virtual means students are playing live from home OR from their own school environment to a virtual adjudicator.

**Students who submit recordings will still have real-time interaction with a virtual adjudicator.

***This list of etudes will be available Dec. 15th

675 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

P. O. Box 867, Gulf Breeze, FL  32562

 

850-916-4100

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