May 9th, 2015 9:43am
Hey, all, let's play a game. When I was growing up, my bedroom and backyard were places I could journey into the fantasy world of the marching arts. I've been judging drum corps and bands since childhood by randomly selecting groups' performances from various years and making them compete.
Here's how it works. Every week, I'll randomly match up two bands which have performed at Grand Nationals. You decide which caption you want to judge, watch the shows, and privately send me your scores for that caption. I'll take the average of everyone's scores to determine the week's winner. All weekly winners will compete at finals.
The scoring is like FMA scoring. Winds, percussion, color guard, visual performance, music ensemble, and visual ensemble receive a max of 10 points each. GE music and visuals are 20 each.
You may ONLY choose ONE category to judge per week, but you may choose to judge any caption you wish. For instance, if you judge percussion in week 1, you may choose to judge winds in week 2, but you'll only be judging one caption a week.
What I need from you is to privately send:
Band: "So&SO High School"
Caption: Music Ensemble
From me you'll receive, the match up and the results. Because Week 1 has passed, there will be 4 bands competing in week 2. The top 2 will advance to finals.
Week 1 and 2's match up is:
Kennesaw Mountain HS Marching Band 2003 - "Four" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGwTdEFCN-g
Castle Marching Knights 2009 "Twisted" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDEqNdevuMM
Ronald Reagan High School Band "Beyond Perimeters" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUn8XEhjz94
Center Grove HS Marching Band 2003 - "A Futuristic Game of Capture the Flag" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wUt0cqErg0
You have one week to watch all 4 shows and send me your scores. I'll announce the winner(s) and the Week 3 match up next Saturday, May 16th.
Aaron Sickmeier, director of......
Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)
Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)
Dark Knights Guard