I&E Competition Details

Solo & Ensembles
April 8, 2023

NCPA is excited to offer the opportunity to perform a solo or small ensemble piece at our annual I&E competition as part of the NCPA Event on April 8, 2023, at James Logan High School.

I&E competition is open to any current member of a scholastic or independent percussion or wind ensemble that will have competed in at least one 2023 NCPA or non-NCPA indoor percussion or winds competition, or currently enrolled in a middle school, junior high school, or high school. Categories include snare solo, tenor solo, bass drum ensemble, cymbal ensemble, mallet solo, drum set solo, wind solo, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, and general percussion solo. You may participate in more than one ensemble, however, an ensemble may only compete once in the percussion or wind ensemble categories. Please register separately for each solo category you plan to compete in; ensembles require one registration per ensemble.

The complete rulebook can be found here: NCPA I&E Rules 2023.

Registration fees will be collected during the registration process and will not be collected on the day of the event. Participants will pay a $20 registration fee. Registration fee payments are final and non-refundable.

Performance order will be determined by the contest administrators based on best event flow. The schedule will be posted within a few days after registration closes. Registration closes on Friday, March 31, 2023.


All performers/ensembles must sign-up online here: I&E Registration.
Registration ends March 31st, 2023.
If registering for an ensemble, only one registration form needs to be submitted, listing all members of the ensemble.

Registration Fees

The cost of registration for NCPA I&E is $20 per performer. Following registration you will be sent an email with an invoice to be paid via PayPal. All registration fees must be paid no later than April 1st, and cannot be paid at the event.

If registering for an ensemble, each participant will be required to pay the $20 fee. An ensemble may have a maximum of 6 participants.

NCPA understands there may be some financial impact on our community at this time and is offering a select number of scholarships for students who may have difficulty affording this registration fee. If you are in need of financial support, please fill out this form and submit a written letter with your request:
NCPA I&E Scholarship Application

Your letter should address the following prompts:

  • Introduce yourself and share how you were introduced to the marching arts
  • How will an I&E scholarship help you achieve your goals?

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is March 15, 2023.

The NCPA Board of Directors will review your application and will notify you of your status by March 22, 2023.