LGPE: Large Group Performance Evaluation

Band LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) is a GMEA sponsored event where 7th and 8th grade bands are evaluated on their musical performance and sight reading abilities.  This is the most important band performance of the year - our "Band End-Of-Grade Test". 

1) Stage Performance
A panel of three judges provides insightful comments and an overall grade
(I = Superior, II = Excellent, III = Good, IV = Fair, V = Poor).  Our district also provides
three section evaluators (woodwind, brass, percussion) and a conductor evaluator.

2) Clinic
Parents - follow us from the stage to the clinic/sight-reading room.  Students are treated to a session with a widely respected band director.  This clinician offers immediate feedback and tips for the students.

3) Sight-Reading
The band is issued a piece that neither the students nor directors have seen, and reads it at sight for a judge (I = Superior, II = Excellent, III = Good, IV = Fair, V = Poor).

4) Watching Other Bands
An important part of the learning process is watching other bands.  Depending on our performance time, we will watch bands either before warm-up or after sight-reading.


2016-2017 Band LGPE Dates & Times:

7-1 Band - Monday, March 20 - McEachern HS
     4:30 - Warm Up
     5:15 - Performance
     5:40 - Clinic
     6:00 - Sight Reading
7-1 Band LGPE Permission Form (2016-2017)

7-2 Band - Monday, March 20 - McEachern HS
     5:45 - Warm Up
     6:30 - Performance
     6:55 - Clinic
     7:15 - Sight Reading
7-2 Band LGPE Permission Form (2016-2017)

8-2 Band - Tuesday, March 21 - McEachern HS
     4:55 - Warm Up
     5:40 - Performance
     6:05 - Clinic
     6:25 - Sight Reading
8-2 Band LGPE Permission Form (2016-2017)