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Drum Corps Fans, Become the Judge
Aaron0316
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Do you like to judge and share your opinions and expertise about drum corps shows? Join us for the return of "Who Did It Best? You Be the Judge" - a game that matches up past drum corps shows from various seasons to crown a champion.

Some of you are already familiar with what this game is and how it works, but if you aren't familiar, check out the original thread.

(the original thread can be found here)

http://www.fantasymarchingarts.com/forums/viewtopic/3353/1

In Season 58, there will be modifications to the game. There will NOT be weekly winners and eliminated corps. Instead, I will post weekly sets of corps to judge, but the competition will be anonymous until week 5. Judges still will judge the same way by picking a caption, judging the caption, and submitting their scores to me in private, but they will not know the overall total scores and standings until week 5 when a top 7 will be revealed to compete for the season 58 championship.

After discussing with cjbuckley who, as usual, has offered a large collection of drum corps shows, I've already picked 15 corps and shows to use. Each week there will be a set of 4 corps that we will judge, except in week 4 which will have only 3 corps. There will be NO winners or losers each week. I will post the standings of each set but NOT the overall standings or scores until week 5. I believe, by doing it this way, it will make the competition more interesting and suspenseful and less bias.

Judges, you may judge the same captions each week, because most of us specialize in certain areas. Please be courteous of other judges and give up your spot if a fellow judge wants to judge a particular caption that you've been judging in prior weeks. Sharing is caring ;) but I'm not applying any strict rules on what captions to judge. Please, as before, tell me what captions you will be judging each week, so we can stay organized.

Here are the shows that will be judging in season 58:

(This order is NOT the order of the weekly sets. The sets will be revealed on a weekly basis.)

The Academy 2016
Bluecoats 2011
Blue Devils 2006
Blue Knights 2012
Blue Stars 2015
Boston Crusaders 2014
The Cadets 1992
Carolina Crown 2010
The Cavaliers 1996
Crossmen 2016
Glassmen 2009
Madison Scouts 1997
Phantom Regiment 2008
Santa Clara Vanguard 1999
Spirit of Atlanta 2011

Hopefully we can attract new judges. I'm looking forward to judging again :) Let's have some fun!



Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
theamazing1
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Yes!! I'm glad this is being picked up again!
Tyler Brown
Wen Kingsmen FAME BoD
The Duts of Wenatchee PERC
Wenatchee GA band ENCORE BoD
Wenatchee's Applettes LEGS BoD
Founder of Wen-Org
Chapstick
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 75
I'll do it again
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato
cjbuckley1997
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Definitely excited to do it again!
Connor Buckley - Executive Director - White Star Org.

White Star - CLASS
White Star Cadets - ENCORE
Illumination - FLAG
Lithium Indoor - DRUMS founder

OAS AAS LLS
gcurrier
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I'm in of course! Love this
Chairman/Founder CLASS; FLAG BoD, ENCORE & DRUMS

Nemesis-17X Div I/W Drum Corps Champ
Marching Knights-26X Div I/W Band Champ
The Knight Guard-9X Div I Guard Champ
KnightDrum-33X Div I/W Per
EWP13
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I'd like to do it!!

Guard or GE, if possible!
Work Hard, Spin Hard, COLOR GUARD!
Aero Independent-Season 34 D3 Finalist-11th place-"Wicked"
The District- Season 54 D3 Finalist- 7th place- "UP"
Aero Independent- Season 59 D3
Aaron0316
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The judging will begin as soon as we get all the judges on board. As of now, who is judging what?

Pay attention to your messages. I'll be sending some information privately to all of our judges.

Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
cjbuckley1997
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 694
I'll judge GE Music this first week
Connor Buckley - Executive Director - White Star Org.

White Star - CLASS
White Star Cadets - ENCORE
Illumination - FLAG
Lithium Indoor - DRUMS founder

OAS AAS LLS
theamazing1
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 450
I'll judge brass
Tyler Brown
Wen Kingsmen FAME BoD
The Duts of Wenatchee PERC
Wenatchee GA band ENCORE BoD
Wenatchee's Applettes LEGS BoD
Founder of Wen-Org
liebling82
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 138
I'll do visual performance :D i know, shocking right? lol want to try something different and I bet that would be a hard spot to fill. most never want judge it. hope I do it right
Northern Lights - Drum Corps
Hollands Hope High School - Marching Band
Purple Power - Guard
Gasper Sticks - Drum Line
Chapstick
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If you don't mind I'll start with percussion
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." - Plato
cjbuckley1997
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I love judging VP honestly, I'll probably do that next round
Connor Buckley - Executive Director - White Star Org.

White Star - CLASS
White Star Cadets - ENCORE
Illumination - FLAG
Lithium Indoor - DRUMS founder

OAS AAS LLS
Aaron0316
 987
 845
Okay, so far this week, here are the judges.

Brass: Tyler (theamazing1)
Percussion: Chapstick
Music Ensemble: ? ?

Visual performance: liebling
Guard: ? ?
Visual Ensemble: ? ?

GEM: Connor (cjbuckley)
GEV: ? ?

I'll judge where I'm needed.

If you can't do it or you change your mind, please let me know; thus, I can get a replacement for you.

Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
gcurrier
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Ill do GEV
Chairman/Founder CLASS; FLAG BoD, ENCORE & DRUMS

Nemesis-17X Div I/W Drum Corps Champ
Marching Knights-26X Div I/W Band Champ
The Knight Guard-9X Div I Guard Champ
KnightDrum-33X Div I/W Per
Aaron0316
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Okay, thank you, Gary. Perhaps this time, I may do music ensemble and visual ensemble. Would everyone be okay with that? That would leave us with only having to find a guard judge.

Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
marchinghornets697
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I will do guard!
Tyler Miller the Director of......

The South Orlando Marching Hornets (Encore)
The South Orlando High School Color Guard (FLAG)
The Orlando Stars Drum Corp (CLASS)
24K Drumline (PERC)
Aaron0316
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Okay, that works for me. Because you've never judged with us, I want to clarify the details.

The scores are like the FMA format. A perfect score for brass, percussion, music ensemble, visual ensemble, visual performance, and guard is 10/10. A perfect score for GEM and GEV is 20/20. I recommend, in case you aren't familiar with it, that you take a look at the DCI or BoA adjudication sheets or handbooks to get an idea of what guard judges are looking for.

*Note: You don't have to be perfect at judging. We aren't professionals, and this game is just for fun. Nevertheless, try to be fair and mindful and if possible, as professional as an amateur judge like us can be.

After you judge the shows, send your scores to me privately.

Everything that I stated here and more will be sent to your FMA inbox.

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Round 1 Judges:

Brass: Tyler (theamazing1)

Percussion: Chapstick

Music Ensemble: Aaron0316 (unless a new judge emerges)

Visual performance: liebling

Guard: Tyler Miller (marchinghornets697)

Visual Ensemble: Aaron0316 (unless a new judge emerges)

GEM: Connor (cjbuckley)

GEV: Gary (gcurrier)

If something comes up and you can't do it, please let me know. Thanks and enjoy!


Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
theamazing1
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 450
When are you going to need the scores?
Tyler Brown
Wen Kingsmen FAME BoD
The Duts of Wenatchee PERC
Wenatchee GA band ENCORE BoD
Wenatchee's Applettes LEGS BoD
Founder of Wen-Org
Aaron0316
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The sooner, the better. However, you still have another week. We started early. Normally we don't start it in preseason, but I don't mind having them as soon as possible; therefore, we can move on to the next round and have plenty of time to judge finals.

Speaking of judging, how's it going for everyone? I've already judged music ensemble. I'll work on visual ensemble, soon.

Aaron Sickmeier, director of......

Dark Knights - (FAME, original founder)

Marching Elite - (ENCORE! original founder)

Dark Knights Guard

Equilibrium
liebling82
 793
 138
I did my judging already .. waiting on the next round
Northern Lights - Drum Corps
Hollands Hope High School - Marching Band
Purple Power - Guard
Gasper Sticks - Drum Line