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Tips-Judging shows for a contest
So, after doing some thinking, I may be ready to begin collecting competitors later this week for my first competition. The problem is, I am not the best judge, in my opinion. Therefore, I would like to ask if you could give me tips on judging for an actual score-0-100. What I need to look for, stuff like that. If you could, that'd be great, and look forward to The Showcase Down Under which may come sometime this week!
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Well, you may want General Effect, Visual, Auxiliary, and Percussion as captions, or you may even want to have a Winds caption, that's what a few people are doing now in case people turn in an all brass show. You want to think about which captions are more important to you than the others, and you separate the points appropriately. After you have this figured out, you can either have subcaptions to that, or you can just leave it as is. Subcaptions may be something like equipment, for guard. Another example would be cleanliness for Visual. Your choice again on how you distribute the points. I usually have subcaptions that add up to 100, and then take a percentage of that. A short rundown on what I look for in judging a show...
General Effect-Theme, Cohesiveness, Impact Sets, feasability
Visual-Formations, Complexity of drill, Cleanliness
Auxiliary-Use of equipment, color, integration, Use in drill, feasability
Drumline-Integration, Use in Drill, Impact.
Brass-Organization, effects, Cleanliness, Depth in design.
This is a rough sketch on things you can look for. The truth is, you can be pretty nitpicky in judging a show. But remember that in reality, the more detailed you judge, the longer it may take. Granted, it should never be as easy as throwing out a number alone, with no support to it. You have to find that proper balance,
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