Inconsistent judging between judges means nothing as long as they're internally consistent. It doesn't matter if one judge gives a kid a 250 and another judge gives a 125 - if both judges think that said kid is the third best kid in the room, that's literally all that matters. The raw scores do not matter in any way
in Region tryouts, ONLY the RANK scores.
Plus, if you have a rubric, you get into the "technique" over "tone" debate - and do you create separate rubrics for every instrument? Who monitors this?
Just leave it alone, do your job, judge as well as you can, and let it go.
We have always had a problem in our region (and I'm sure in other regions as well) with inconsistent or inaccurate region band judging. Question is this. Is it legal or allowed for a region to create a scoring rubric that judges had to use when judging a room. Maybe something that creates score ranges for performance levels, kind of like with marching band. So a student would perform, the judge would determine which range they fit in based on descriptors, then determine where they fit within that range. Anyone have experience with this? Is it allowed? I know there's the issue with training, but if this was put out there maybe it could be helpful.