Judging Panel

General Effect Visual: Rich Kemp
General Effect Music 1: John Apple
General Effect Music 2: Dr. Mark Ponzo
Visual Individual: Erica Bough
Visual Ensemble: Timothy Guare
Music Individual: Jeff Parthun
Music Ensemble: Mike Madonia
Percussion: Bill Castillo
Auxiliary/Colorguard: Maria Yorton
Timing and Penalties: Chris Babashka
Drum Major: Maureen Temple
Percussion Standstill (MPC): Tom Benko
Announcer: Brian Quick

Judging System

Music Performance (Individual) Judge is on the field
• Evaluates accuracy, tone quality, intonation and musical demands
• All sections are evaluated—woodwinds, brass, percussion including
front ensemble

Music Performance (Ensemble) Judge is in the press box
• Evaluates accuracy, tone quality, intonation and musical demands
Includes ensemble cohesiveness, dynamics, pulse, tempo, phrasing, and style
• All sections are evaluated—woodwinds, brass, percussion including
front ensemble

Visual Performance (Individual) Judge is on the field
• Evaluates individual performance for accuracy and quality
• Includes alignment and spacing, breaks and turns, form control,
tempo, body carriage and articulation, poise, understanding of roles and
uniformity of style
• Winds, percussion and color guard are evaluated

Visual Performance (Ensemble) Judge is in the press box
• Evaluates quality of technique, accuracy and definition, and visual artistry
• Includes control, ensemble cohesiveness and projection of style
• Includes control and balance of form, orientation and timing control
• Includes expression, phrasing, variety and visual musicality

General Effect (Visual) Judge is in the press box
• Evaluates effectiveness of repertoire, showmanship and coordination
• Includes creativity, enhancement, interpretation/musicality, phrasing and
expression, use of balance, body, equipment, focus and variety
• Includes communication of roles, emotion, entertainment, professionalism and
spirit/intensity
• Evaluates audio and visual blend, auxiliary contribution, continuity/ unity,
maximized effects and staging

General Effect (Music) Judge is in the press box
• Evaluates effectiveness of repertoire, showmanship and coordination
• Includes enrichment/enhancement, creativity and imagination, full range of
expression and volume levels, use of time and variety
• Includes communication of roles, emotion, entertainment, professionalism and
spirit/intensity
• Includes audio/visual blend, auxiliary contribution, continuity and unity,
maximized effects and staging

Percussion Judge is on the field
• Battery and Front Ensemble are evaluated on performance within set parameters•

Auxiliary (Colorguard) Judge is in the press box

Drum Majors Judge is on the field

Timing and Penalties Judge is on the field
• Bands are evaluated on performance within set parameters
• Performance must be within physical boundaries
• Band must be ready to perform on time
• Band must be on the field, perform and leave the field within their