If a band were to play the spots off the page and march with incredible technique, they should not be rewarded at area because they did not check all the boxes on the side of the Area judging sheet because they did not use woodwinds in the way the uil thinks they should or they did not have general effect the way uil thinks it should.
Why can we not just do what is best for our students and be judged on the merits of that instead of being told we have to this and that when this and that may not be in the best interest of the students we are teaching at the moment?
We have a say in the music we pick for concert contest so it fits our group. We are even told that we need to pick concert music that fits our group. I think we throw that out the window when it comes to marching band and contest.