Judges in the early season?

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Judges in the early season?

Post by rysa4 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:11 pm

I looked at a recap of last night's show in Allentown. It is a bit bare as far as categories. Are there just four judges for these early season shows? Just wondering.

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Re: Judges in the early season?

Post by BigBird » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:22 pm

It's been going on like this for a few years now. It's always a good discussion on Drum Corp Planet. A early shows have full panels because the show organizers, I believe, pay the freight.

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Re: Judges in the early season?

Post by BigMo2 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:04 am

I read something somewhere that DCI was not going to publish the complete recaps online this year. I think this is in response to several people thinking that a specific judge looks at last score for the corps in his category, and then just adjusts his score to "fall in line".
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Re: Judges in the early season?

Post by rysa4 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:37 pm

Interesting. I guess that's a good thing. As long as the caption judges are getting enough looks at the corps.

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Re: Judges in the early season?

Post by rysa4 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:38 pm

So DCI put up an article today on the judging, the variance in number of judges, the categories etc. I do appreciate the information, but it is my opinion that the whole system is way off base. In the end, the better corps are at the top, followed by the next group and so on. But there just isn't enough emphasis on horns and drums and true marching and maneuvering. General effect, visual analysis, and visual proficiency really makes up the bulk of the scores, with a whopping four judges judging general effect at the major shows. No wonder why there is so much emphasis on theatrics these days, and much less drill. I think it is OK to include these as categories, but I would flip the scoring emphasis to horns, drums, marching and maneuvering, and color guard. The whole thing seems very "fluffy" and subjective to me.

even the percussion judging isn't based on technical difficulty of the score and execution of the score, which is where things need to be for the most part. ( yes, interplay between pit and field is still important)

Just my two cents - I'll still support the activity and go to shows

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