Put your kids and their success first, your program and its sustainability next, your administration and their expectations next, your school community and their investment in the school and program next, and finally yourself and all the things that make you love music, teaching, and kids as priorities. The judges are yours and your district's employees (so to speak), paid with funding from your school. They have a job to do, and it is right there on a sheet in front of them for all to see: TONE, TECHNIQUE, MUSICIANSHIP
Make good and important and important decisions, like what music to choose, as your basis, not silly things like what the judges are tired of. Don't be distracted by that nonsense.
I personally wish the part of the sheet that encourages judges to write comments (no rating applies) and the compulsion some have to write a knowledgeable judge version of the "Gettysburg Address" on the back of sheets did not exist. I think it is a source of many misunderstandings. I rank it second, right after:
1. I have no idea what the judges are basing their ratings on, because I've never really paid any attention to the left side of the sheet. Even though I'm supposed to know, I don't know, because I'd rather know other stuff, (like the stuff I read on The Yellow Board), than the 3 components supported by 18 sub-indicators I could easily memorize in an hour to use as a handy tool for preparing my band for contest.
Note: To be honest, I attended my last judging workshop a few years ago when one of the organization leaders identified one of the components to be judged as "Musicality." I'm not paying for that anymore lol.
2. The band made a two because the judge didn't like it that we were patting our left foot instead of our right, didn't like the trumpets, would rather hear cornets, We didn't sound like a big pyramid and I didn't say "one d tater,two d tater" when I counted the band off in Sightreading.
Also I wasn't wearing pants.
Play what's on the list and what you feel is the best curriculum for your students because that's your job. A helpul part of doing that job will be knowing exactly what the judges care about in 2019.
Just in case I'm wrong, and to be on the safe side, go ahead and wear pants.