All-State Objectives & Standards

The following National Standards for Music (Ensemble) are addressed in the execution of these SCBDA-sponsored events:  

MU:Pr4.2.E       Analyze the structure and context of varied musical works and their implications for performance.

MU:Pr4.3.E       Develop personal interpretations that consider creators’ intent.

MU:Pr5.3.E       Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration
with others.

MU:Pr6.1.E       Perform expressively, with appropriate interpretation and technical accuracy, and in a manner appropriate to the audience and context.


The following South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards for Instrumental Music are addressed in the execution of these SCBDA-sponsored events:  

Anchor Standard 3        I can produce a characteristic tone.

Anchor Standard 4        I can perform with technical accuracy and expression.

Anchor Standard 5        I can perform using musical notation.

Anchor Standard 9        I can relate music to other arts disciplines, other content areas, and career path choices.



  1. To recognize outstanding achievements among the band students of South Carolina.
  2. To provide encouragement and guidance for the serious students of music.
  3. To provide worthwhile educational and social experiences for deserving students.
  4. To provide enriched music experiences for the participants.
  5. To promote regional and statewide interest in band music.
  6. To provide opportunities for the formation of new acquaintances and friendships among students with common abilities, interests, and problems.
  7. To provide a medium through which band directors of the state may exhibit their top students.
  8. To provide worthwhile in-service training for the directors in the state.
  9. To promote opportunity for expanded knowledge of band repertoire among students and directors.