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Standard Snare Drum Division
Song must be chosen from the graded list of solos as prepared by the MMA Board of Directors. Songs must be memorized. All songs must be played as written. For more details, please read the Standard List for Snare Drum Division. Contestants must supply his or her own Snare Drum. Subdivisions of this category are determined by level.

Drum Set Division
The Song chosen must be written traditional notation (Not tablature) that reflects pop, jazz or Latin styles. The song must be memorized. All songs must be played as written.  Contestant must supply his or her own Drum Set, with a maximum of a 5 piece standard shell kit with crash and/or ride, and/or high-hat cymbals. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Drum Set Division with Accompaniment
The Song chosen must be written traditional notation (Not tablature) that reflects pop, jazz or Latin styles. The song must be memorized. All songs must be played as written. Contestant must supply his or her own Drum Set, with a maximum of a 5 piece standard shell kit with crash and /or ride, and/or high-hat cymbals. Contestant must supply cd-player and/or speakers and anything needed for accompaniment. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Mallet Percussion Division
The Song chosen must be written traditional notation (Not tablature). The song must be memorized. This division includes pop, classical and jazz. All songs must be played as written. Contestant must supply his or her own mallet percussion instrument(s); ex: Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone and or Marimba. Subdivisions of this category are determined by the contestant’s age.

Evaluations
Developed for any student on any instrument, this is not a contest. Students will be evaluated on their performance ability and how well they played the piece, not on the difficulty of the piece, or the length of study. Songs need not be memorized. A rating will be given on a percentage basis.
A-1 Rating – 94%-100%
A-2 Rating – 88%-93%
A-3 Rating – 80%-87%

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