NSBA 2023 Annual Conference High School Performing Arts Group Submissions
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Now is the time to start preparing your submissions! Three high school performance groups are invited to perform in person or virtually at the NSBA 2023 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, FL, April 1-3. The submission window is Sept. 1-30, 2022. Review the guidelines to help prepare your submission

• Performing groups must represent a public school or group of public schools and have school board approval to represent their district. The school district must be in good standing with its state school boards association. If the school district is not in good standing with its state association, then the school will not qualify for the judging process.

• We welcome all categories of the performing arts, including:
- Dance 
- Music
- Spoken Word
- Acting
- Singing

• The total size of the group may not exceed the following:
- Jazz Groups – 12 students
- Choirs – 25 students
- Show Choirs – 20 students
- Big Bands – 20 students
- Orchestra – 20 students
- Mariachi Groups – 15 students (including instrumentalists, singers, dancers, accompanists, etc.)
- Dance Groups – 12 students

• NSBA requests your specific requirements including quantity of instruments, chairs, microphones and a stage plot showing your typical setup to ensure compatibility with onsite production.

• Your videos should be uploaded to YouTube. Please do not submit your videos via Drop Box or Google Docs as they will be disqualified.

• General Session performance times are strictly held to 15 minutes.

• NSBA’s General Session is inclusive and respectful of all attendee backgrounds, and we request that the performing group refrain from religious based performances.

• NSBA provides two nights of complimentary housing for the students (three to four to a room) in the group. NSBA does not cover the cost for accompanying adults, however, we will secure a room at the NSBA rate for adults attending with the group. Accompanying adults will be expected to assume responsibility for the safety and deportment of the group.

• Transportation to and from the performance city and venue, all meal costs, and all other cost associated with bringing your group to the NSBA conference is the sole responsibility of the respective school boards.