Category: Adjudication

Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

| February 8, 2010 | 1 Comment
Colorguard, Clones, Cat Litter and a little Comic Relief!

[CGE team member Darcie had a bit of fun this weekend with her camera and her son’s Star Wars Clones… and after laughing along with her as I watched the images flash by on her facebook page I thought what fun it would be to share them with all of you.  After all, what coach […]

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The Air Blade in Winter Guard: Avoid a Timing Penalty!

| December 23, 2008 | 3 Comments

Chances are if you’ve attended more than one marching band show this fall you’ve seen the new Air Blade in action.  In its first year, this alternative choice of weapon has been adopted by drum corps and marching bands across the United States. Now it’s time to design winter shows.  If you’re thinking about using […]

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WGI Brings Back the Regional A Class

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

This summer, WGI made an exciting announcement.  After a several-year hiatus, they will once again be welcoming Scholastic Regional A winterguards to compete at select WGI Regional competitions during the 2009 season.  For more information, including timing requirements, keep reading!

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Tip for Today: Attend a Judges Training

| June 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

If your local winterguard circuit allows instructors to attend their adjudicator training session, JUMP on the opportunity!  You’ll begin to learn how to view shows from a judging perspective and it’s a great opportunity to network!

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Tip for Today: Judges Tapes

| August 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Listen to your judges tapes and make notes before coming to critique!” -Ed Martinez, Adjudicator/Show Design Consultant

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Cheater Tape

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

“Make your third/tab [cheater tape] markings the same color as the pole but with extra tape so students can feel where they are without having them visible to judges who can pick people off for a hand placement not quite on the same checkpoint as the rest of the guard.” – Guillaume Eek, Impact Independent […]

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Avoiding a Penalty

| February 25, 2007 | 1 Comment

No one likes to get a penalty!  It can be frustrating, embarrassing and in some cases even heartbreaking if the penalty decides the outcome of an important contest.  But, rules were developed and penalties exist to protect our performers, the spectators and the performance arena.  As with any sport, they ensure safety, and provide guidelines […]

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WGAZ Article on Critique

| February 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

WGAZ has an excellent article on the judges critique posted on their forms page of their website.  It discusses the purpose of critique, what you might get out of critique, how to prepare yourself and more.  Thanks WGAZ for sharing this article on your website for everyone to benefit from!  Look under the "Contest" heading […]

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Judges Tapes

| February 4, 2007 | 0 Comments

Check Out this wonderful article on WGI's website about getting the most from your judges tapes!  And while you're there browse the whole site!  They have so much to offer coaches!

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