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Re: Earning judge eyes
The spread is 60-40 in music's favor, as it should be as we are bands first, then we start moving. It may be more obvious on the Area or State sheets as 3 of the 5 judges are music judges, but if you read the Region sheets closely, they are on the same split.
BTW, the most critical comments on my judges sheets were regarding our marching technique. The judges at your site may not have been paying attention to your feet, but they were at my site.
you think judges care about marching technique? I honesty think that they all stand up their with blindfolds on. Music is king. Our first concert contest is in October and the second is in the spring.
Don't get me wrong, music is important. I think is should even come first in importance, but it is MARCHING Band. Right now it is 90% music, and 10% marching. I think it should be 60-40 or 55-45.
Great sound and little to no marching or bad marching? that's a 1!
OK music and amazing feet and 40+ pages of drill. meh. 2...
I tell my kids that marching mistakes can and will be ignored if the music is good and music mistakes are unforgivable.