Re: Region Band Audition Rubric
Posted by SBODer on 12/6/2019, 3:48 pm, in reply to "Region Band Audition Rubric"
The answer to your actual question is, "No." Sortof. Each Region sets its own audition process within basic parameters set by TMEA (five person panels, entry and tabulation procedures, etc.). Eah Region must have on file with TMEA a document showing their process. If a Region wanted to adopt a standardized rubric or something else, they would put it in that documentation. TMEA could say, "No," but they might not. |
With that said, I prefer there not be some attempt to micro control how we score - if that prospect weren't too unwieldy to start. I that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. How much weight is given to differences in tone versus technique? Articulation? Phrasing and dynamics? Pulse and control? Or maybe we can really mess things up and since there are five judges, make it a caption system. Judge 1 Tone. Judge 2 Technique. Judge 3 Articulations. Judge 4 Phrasing and Dynamics. Judge 5 Tempo and Pulse Control. Now go have fun.
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.