The Florida Bandmasters Association, in conjunction with the Florida School Music Association, sponsors non-competitive performance opportunities called Music Performance Assessments (MPA).
PURPOSE FOR BAND MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS
To provide opportunities for students and directors to perform in an environment which provides critical evaluation of its performance by noted experts in the field of band performance,
To provide the opportunity for students and directors to perform for their peers in a formal concert setting,
To provide a performance opportunity which will serve as a motivational goal for students and directors,
To provide an opportunity for students and directors to hear performances of their peers and learn from hearing those performances, and to provide a goal which is so compelling that the preparation for attaining that goal becomes the vehicle for continued growth and to demonstrate students' abilities to apply musical fundamentals and concepts in an ensemble performance setting.