Submissions to WVBA Graded Music List
Submissions to this list must be made no later than
(received) of the current school year. Please include an
original score and a submission form to make certain that
you submit complete information regarding
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
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.
The merit of the work will be evaluated on its rhythmic
variety, melodic construction, harmonic content, logic and
inspiration qualities, genuine originality, and
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 being submitted?
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.