The North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) sanctioned Music Performance Assessments will:

  • Provide a performance opportunity for students and directors that offers a critical assessment of the quality of their performances by highly qualified experts in band performance.

  • Encourage participation in the only state-sanctioned event that provides a summative, standards-based assessment, designed to measure student performance as related to the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

  • Provide the opportunity for students and directors to perform for and learn from their peers in a formal concert venue.

  • Provide a model that connects quality preparation with quality performance and supports the continued musical growth of students and directors.

-From the NC Bandmasters Website at