January 5th, 2017 12:21am
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)
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
Blue Devils 2006
Blue Knights 2012
Blue Stars 2015
Boston Crusaders 2014
The Cadets 1992
Carolina Crown 2010
The Cavaliers 1996
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