North American Brass Band Association

Contest Rules

Contest Rules and Violation Notification Form

2017 Contest Rules

2017 Contest Rules Violation Appeal Form

 

2017 Contest Rules Violation Penalties

Band Contest

Rule Penalty
Usage of non-NABBA player, if dues are not paid prior to competing Deduction of 3 points
Usage of non-approved band or ensemble instrumentation Performance for comments only
More than 28 (40 for youth) brass and/or 5 (unlimited for youth) percussionists and one conductor on the stage at any time. Disqualification
Use of more than 10% of brass players doubling with other bands  Disqualification
Youth band members over 17 years old or not enrolled in a primary or secondary school on day of performance Performance for comments only
Brass player swaps instrument Deduction of 3 points
Rearrangement of the music Disqualification
Substitution of one instrument for another Deduction of 3 points for each passage or section 
Payment to a player for NABBA competition Performance for comments only
Late submission of the finals player roster (after Friday 5:00 pm, March 10) Deduction of 3 points
Late score submission after 5:00 pm Friday, March 10 Performance for comments only
Not playing submitted piece Performance for comments only
Unnumbered scores (EVERY MEASURE) Performance for comments only
Incomplete program information submitted to NABBA Formal, written reprimand
Late notification of special needs Formal, written reprimand
Lack of submission of special stage configuration or percussion needs Formal, written reprimand
Program too long Deduction of one point for each minute, or part of a minute, beyond the allocated time
Program too short Deduction of one point for each minute, or part of a minute, below the allocated time
Pauses too long in order to not play too short Deduction of 3 points
Score is annotated with anything other than measure numbers Performance for comments only
Inappropriate conversations with or around an adjudicator before the results have been announced Disqualification 
Scores submitted electronically but no proof of purchase or publishers waiver for use of duplicated scores presented to NABBA Performance for comments only

 

Solo and Ensemble Contest

Rule Penalty
Usage of non-NABBA player, if dues are not paid prior to competing Deduction of 3 points
Usage of non-approved band or ensemble instrumentation Performance for comments only
Not playing submitted piece Performance for comments only

 


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