Submissions to this list must be made no later than
(postmarked) 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 can not be added to
the list. Copies of the score will be only accepted with
permission by the publisher. No electronic submission
will be accepted. 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 NxG/CSO?
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
201 Ritchie County School Rd.
Ellenboro, WV 26346
Only submit an original score(s) or
permission to copy from the publisher
If you want the score returned,
you must include proper packaging and postage.
To view new scores added to the list this year click
The Update List will be posted by March 1.
To view changes to the following yearís list click here:
The Change List will be posted by April