Re: Marching Contest, weather, and uniforms
Posted by Another Judge on 9/30/2019, 5:47 pm, in reply to "Marching Contest, weather, and uniforms"
Everyone here pretty much covered it. I have had this happen to me and I was so worried about "what it would look like" I had 3 kids pass out before we made it to the gate. Band had a rough performance, made the only 2 I ever received at that school and I feel terrible about not doing something about it. So, just bad stuff all around. (side note - a 2 is NOT bad, just that the kids could easily perform at a 1 so my actions caused them to get a 2) |
As a judge, I would see it as a good thing. Risk/Reward ratio is in your favor. You might get a grumpy judge who would look down on this but most (close to all of them) would get it and understand.
So this thought crossed my mind this weekend.
I received the schedule for our region marching contest (middle of October) and we march early afternoon (between 1pm-2pm.)
In the past it's been hot. Like 93-96 degrees hot at the high of the day and we have the old 100% wool uniforms with a polyester liner that makes it even hotter. And of course on the turf it approaches 100.
For those who are not judges, has anyone marched without the coats at Region UIL given heat considerations?
For those who are judges, would you reduce a rating if a director chose to have their band march in pants only? I realize that there's not a "Is the band in full uniform?" on the rubric, but a "attention to detail" on uniformity of appearance.
What says the YB?