2019 Pre-Assessment Concert

2019 Pre-Assessment Concert – Thursday, February 28, 2019

As indicated on the band syllabus and band calendar, all North bands will be performing a pre-assessment concert at North Paulding on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Report times and concert times are below.

What is LGPE?  The Georgia Music Educators Association sanctions an annual symphonic band evaluation known as “Large Group Performance Evaluation” or “LGPE”. It is the equivalent of an end of course test in other subject areas (except that it happens mid-semester!) Tuesday, February 27 we will join with the SMMS Band for a “trial run” in preparations for the official event that is held mid-March.

We prepare our groups to play three selections: 1) a march or chorale style piece of our choosing 2) Two selections from a GMEA approved list of works designated by difficulty level.

Difficulty ranges from level “1” (beginner level) through level “6” (most difficult level).  This year, we will perform level 3 with Concert Band, level 4 with Symphonic Band I, level 5 with Symphonic Band II, and level 6 with the Wind Symphony.

A panel of three judges evaluate our performance based on tone quality, intonation, style and interpretation, etc. The judges are selected by our GMEA District 7 band directors and typically represent accomplished university and high school band programs from around the country.  Thursday evening, we will have three trusted band directors from the area who all have successful band programs joining us to provide feedback that will assist with preparations for the official assessment mid March.

Following our stage performance on the official assessment day, we will go into a second room where we are evaluated on the student’s ability to play a piece that they have never seen before (sight reading). We have 6 minutes to study and talk, then we perform. This aspect of the evaluation really shows the bands that are teaching techniques and fundamentals versus those in which a lot of “rote teaching” occurs. 

We would love to see a packed house at our Pre-Assessment Concert on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  Performance times are below.

FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ONLY, STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED ONCE THEIR PORTION IS OVER.

Schedule:

ENSEMBLE ATTENDANCE PERFORMANCE TIME
NPHS Concert Band (1stperiod) Stay After School 5:30p
SMMS Concert Band   6:00p
NPHS Symphonic Band I (2nd period) 6:00p 6:30p
SMMS Symphonic Band   7:00p
NPHS Symphonic Band II (4th period) 7:00p 7:30p
NPHS Wind Symphony (3rdperiod) 7:30p 8:00p

FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ONLY, STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED ONCE THEIR PORTION IS OVER.

ATTIRE:  

Same as the December concert.