NTCA Solo & Ensemble

NTCA Solo & Ensemble registration is now available in RESOURCES in the DirectorInstructor access area on CompetitionSuite.

DEADLINE to enter students into Week 1, April 22, 2017 is Good Friday, April 14, 2017. (Schedules post by Monday, April 17, 2017)

DEADLINE to enter students into Week 2, April 29, 2017 is Friday, April 21, 2017. (Schedules post by Monday, April 24, 2017)

All-Star registration for May 6, 2017 is on site of either of the qualifying dates above. (Schedules post by Monday, May 1, 2017)


  • Awards to be given include divisional ratings of Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor
  • Medals awarded to all soloists and ensembles who achieve a Superior rating (Division I: Score of 90 or higher)
  • Participation Certificates given to all performers
  • Performers achieving a Division I qualify for NTCA All-Stars competition on May 6, 2017


  • $25 per performer, per entry (example: a student participating in one solo and one ensemble owes $50 upon check-in. Each member of an ensemble pays $25. Ensembles can be 2-4 performers only)
  • Entries paid cash or check to NTCA upon check-in
  • Units will be charged for registered students who are a DNA (Did Not Attend) following the contest
  • Performers can attend either or BOTH qualifying competitions


  • All performers must be a current member of NTCA
  • Minimum performance time: 1 1/2 minutes
  • MAXIMUM performance time: 3 minutes (please edit music accordingly)
  • 4 minute intervals
  • Any recognized equipment may be utilized
  • No minimum equipment time
  • Following each performance, ratings will be posted outside the gym area
  • Once a rating is posted, performers or unit instructor report to the awards table where they will receive: judges sheet, certificate, and medal if Superior rating was earned
  • There is no formal awards ceremony
  • Division I rating performers register for ALL STAR on site when picking up contest materials following rating posting
  • ALL-STAR registration is $20 cash or check to NTCA at the qualifying contest(s) awards table

ALL-STAR qualifying dates:

WEEK 1: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Colleyville Heritage HS (director registers student(s) through CompetitionSuite)

WEEK 2: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Alvarado JH (director registers student(s) through CompetitionSuite)

ALL STAR date:

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Lake Ridge HS


  • Performers receiving Superior ratings at a qualifying Solo & Ensemble contest are invited to participate in All-Stars.
  • Registration of $20 per performer, per event, is done on sight at a qualifying event (April 22 and/or April 29)
  • Divisional rating awards will be given for Superior (Division I)
  • Performers receiving a 95 or higher also receive an NTCA All-Star patch