Submissions to WVBA Graded Music List
Submissions to this list must be made no later than
(received) of the current school year. Please include the
submission form to make certain that you submit complete
title, composer, arranger, and publisher of the piece to be
considered and the name, address, phone number and email address
of the person submitting the piece.
Pieces submitted without the form can not
be added to the list. If you are unsure about a piece, send it
in BEFORE you spend a lot of time working on the piece
with your band.
General guidelines for placement on the GML:
To be placed on the list, music should possess excellent
construction, as well as providing opportunities for students to
demonstrate musical and technical playing. Quality music should
be able to "stand the test of time." Therefore music that has
been published within the pervious school year will be examined
closely, and may be asked to be resubmitted at a later time.
Additional qualities that are required for the GML will be music
that possesses educational tools to advance the education of our
students. This list is not only to promote quality band
literature but more importantly to educate our students.
merit of the work will be evaluated on its rhythmic variety,
melodic construction, harmonic content, logic and inspiration
qualities, genuine originality, and craftsmanship.
Other factors to be considered when submitting are:
Is it constructed logical for the proposes of adequately
giving a band the proper rating?
Is there another work on the list that is similar to the work
Does the work support WVDE C.O.S?
Is the work to short or too long in relationship to the
Please do not submit the following:
Marches - Please use marches for your warm-up selection.
"Pop" or Movie Arrangements/Transcriptions
Orchestra Transcriptions that are poor quality or that are not
suited for bands.
Directors or publishers who wish to add new pieces to this list
may send full scores to:
Dr. Scott Tignor
Ritchie County High School
107 School Rd.
Ellenboro, WV 26346
If you want the score returned, you must include proper
packaging and postage.
To view new scores added to the list this year click here:
The Update List will be posted by March 1.