Marietta Middle Orchestra Plays a Sweet Song at District 12 Competition
NAfME (National Association for Music Education) designates March as “Music in Our Schools” month, so it is only fitting that we honor our orchestras at Marietta Middle School this month.
Earlier this month, both MMS orchestras attended the District 12 LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) and for an audience and a panel of judges.
The 7th-grade orchestra received a rating of superior from all 3 judges and a superior in sight reading,
The 8th-grade orchestra received an overall rating of excellent, receiving 2 excellent ratings and 1 superior rating, as well as a superior in sight reading.
LGPE is sponsored by the Georgia Music Educators Association, and each middle school in Cobb County must take one ensemble to LGPE for evaluation.
The judges have score sheets for each ensemble. Each of the elements of judging criteria is based on the National and State Music Standards, and ensembles can receive a rating of superior, excellent, good, fair, or poor.
There are many elements that go into the evaluation, and it is no small feat to earn superior or excellent ratings. Congratulations to all Marietta Middle School orchestra students and directors for a job well done!