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What you need for NYSSMA:
Students must perform from an original copy (photocopies are not acceptable) that they have purchased from the publisher. Most solos come with a piano part that the judge can read from. If not, the judge must be supplied with a second original copy. If this is the case, call me to see if I have a copy to loan for the judge.
The music can be purchased at local music stores or online.
Order the Music as soon as possible. Some times it takes a few weeks for the music to come in.
Specific NYSSMA times will posted in the band room and on the website.
New Procedure- Students will receive a Playing Permit which has their NYSSMA appointment time and room as well as other NYSSMA information. Students are to bring that form to the site where the information will be transferred to the official NYSSMA grading sheet.
Show up at least an half hour before your assigned NYSSMA time to check in, warm up, and find your room. There will be a warm up room that you can use.
If you are going to want a music stand to warm up with, you should probably bring your own. Most of the music stands will be in the solo rooms.
It is a good idea to dress neatly. It helps you make a good impression.