The MPA is the marching band’s FCAT, their final exam. Tiger Regiment performed their half-time show for judges, and are given a grade between Superior, Excellent and Good. There are five scores:
2 for Marching & Maneuvering
1 for Music Performance
1 for Auxiliary (Color Guard and Majorettes)
1 for General Effect
The best possible score is Straight Superiors — i.e. Superior from all 5 judges. A score of “one” is a Superior. MPA is a huge deal, and the reason why the band works extremely hard on sounding exactly right and making sure every move is done correctly.