Lyman Band Upcoming Events
Concert MPA Rehearsals and Performances
Tuesday February 6 Concert MPA Rehearsals 7th Period 2:30-4pm/4th Period 6-8pm
Tuesday February 13 Concert MPA Rehearsals 7th Period 2:30-4pm/4th Period 6-8pm
Tuesday February 20 Concert MPA Rehearsals 7th Period 2:30-4pm/4th Period 6-8pm
Tuesday February 27 Concert MPA Rehearsals 7th Period 2:30-4pm/4th Period 6-8pm
Tuesday March 5 Concert MPA Rehearsals 7th Period 2:30-4pm/4th Period 6-8pm
Thurs-Sat March 7-9 Concert MPA Performances at Oviedo HS (See below)
Concert Band MPA Information March 9, 2024
Who: 4th Period, 7th Period bands and selected 3rd Period Percussion Students.
What: Concert Band Assessment
Where: Oviedo HS 601 King St, Oviedo, FL 32765
(Transportation is not provided. Please notify Mr. Muse/Garcia of any hardships)
When: Please see timelines below.
Dress: Concert Black. Long-sleeved Black Shirt, Dress Pants, Shoes, Socks. If students are dressed inappropriately, they will not be permitted to perform. (No slippers, tennis shoes, court shoes, leggings, jeggings, jeans, Yoga pants, pajamas, t-shirts, etc.)
Cost: No admission is charged for concert band festival. During school hours, audience members will need to check in as visitors in the front office.
(Spectators are also encouraged to follow the band to sight-reading.)
7th period Band Schedule March 9, 2024
9:30am Meet at Oviedo HS (Dressed and ready to perform)
4th Period Band Schedule March 9, 2024
11:30am Meet at Oviedo HS (Dressed and ready to perform)
12pm Warmup on Stage
What is this event? An MPA (Music Performance Assessment) is like the FCAT or the SAT for band. Bands are compared to an ideal rubric and given a score based on this grading system:
1 Superior - Similar to an “A” in school
2 Excellent - Similar to a “B” in school
3 Good - Similar to a “C”
4 Fair Similar to a “D”
5 Poor Similar to an “F”
Each band performs three songs on stage and is assessed by three adjudicators. Immediately after their stage performance they move to a different room to be assessed in the area of “Sightreading.” The term “Sightreading” refers to the phase of assessment in which the band will read two songs they have never played before. There is an additional judge for this phase which gives them a separate score that is factored into an overall grade with the stage judges.
As per FBA rules, students may be excused only at the conclusion of sight-reading.
However, while on campus, both before and after our performance, students need to
keep their uniform on (shirts tucked in) and represent Lyman with appropriate behavior.
(Please keep in mind that EVERYONE who performs on stage is required to sight-read
with the band immediately following our performance. This is an FBA rule, not a Lyman
rule. Disqualification of the entire band could result.)
Upcoming Spring Schedule:
Monday April 15 Concert Rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
Tuesday April 16 Concert Rehearsal 2:30-4:30pm
Wednesday April 17 Concert Rehearsal 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday April 18 Concert 7pm
Saturday April 20 Longwood Jazz Festival – Jazz Band Performance