THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE CLASSIC

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Golden Triangle Marching Classic offers a unique contest experience, using a mix of UIL and BOA scoring formats. It is the ideal opportunity for those bands who would like to transition into the BOA experience.  The Golden Triangle Classic also serves as an excellent Pre-UIL performance. 

The GTC always features a judging panel made up of some of the finest adjudicators in the nation. We look forward to making this event a truly memorable one for all parents, students and directors involved. A band's classification is determined by the number of winds. Earliest postmark receives the latest time in each class, and the contest is open to the first 30 bands that enter.


Venue

 

One of the most exciting aspects of the GT Classic is the venue. The C.H. Collins Stadium is one of the most advanced football stadiums in the state, and offers many features that are tailor-made for an outstanding marching experience. The design committee for this stadium included a high school band director, so you know that it will be a great place to perform.

Located on the north side of Loop 288 in Denton, Texas, the stadium is easy to find and offers ample parking for both participants and spectators.

Detailed warm-up and performance flowcharts and maps will be made available to participating bands.

 


2018 Judging Panel:

 

The panel will be updated as judges are confirmed.

 

Toni Cimino

Estelle Gravois-Murr

Kathy Johnson

Pete Tolhuizen

Matt Quinlan

Jay Jacobs

Barry Janicula

 


Scoring

 

A panel of seven judges is used to evaluate each band.  The judges are split into three categories:

  • Music (30%)

  • Visual (30%)

  • General Effect (40%)

The breakdown of each category and judge are listed below.

Overall Music 30%

  • Brass Caption Judge 10%

This adjudicator evaluates the suitability of the brass section and the compatibility of the music being played. They also listen for tone quality and effective use of the brass section. The score is also based on the blend of the section, contrast of volume, intonation, phrasing, clarity of the musical lines, steadiness of tempo, and rhythmic precision. 

  • Woodwind Caption Judge 10%

This adjudicator evaluates the suitability of the woodwind section and the compatibility of the music being played. They also listen for tone quality and effective use of the woodwind section. The score is also based on the blend of the section, contrast of volume, intonation, phrasing, clarity of the musical lines, steadiness of tempo, and rhythmic precision. 

  • Percussion Caption Judge 10%

This adjudicator evaluates the entire percussion section from the press box mezzanine. Their primary focus is the rhythmic stability of the percussion section, uniformity in playing technique, and their overall contribution to the musical development. The score is also based on the difficultly of repertoire and execution by the performers.

Overall Visual 30%

  • Marching Caption Judge 20%

This adjudicator looks for uniformity of stride. They check how each student places his/her feet on the ground and the position of the foot and leg through each step. The marching should cause minimum movement in the upper body. The posture and instrument carriage of each student are examined as well. The feet must all hit the ground at precisely the same time. This adjudicator also checks for the interval of spacing of each form, the alignment of both straight and curved sections of each form, and the clarity of all formations.

  • Color Guard Caption Judge 10%

This adjudicator looks at any auxiliary group within the band (flags, rifles, sabres, twirlers, drill team, etc.) and evaluates the relationship of their movements to the music, the precision of these movements, the difficulty of the movements, and their technique. They also evaluate their position, movement of their feet, and any dance techniques that they might use. They also comment on the staging of these groups in the production, their uniforms, and the suitability of their equipment.

General Effect 40%

  • Music General Effect Judge 20%

This adjudicator evaluates the musical production. They comment on the continuity and flow of the show, the variety of musical styles and tempos, and the general impact of the show. They examine the musical arrangements for difficulty, originality, and coordination with the drill. The staging of the musical elements, attention to detail, and overall musical impact are taken into consideration in this caption.

  • Visual General Effect Judge 20%

This adjudicator evaluates the entire production. They comment on the continuity and flow of the show, the variety of musical styles and tempos, use of the color guard /or auxiliary groups, and the general impact of the show. They examine the drill design for difficulty, originality, and coordination with the music. The staging of both musical and visual elements, attention to detail, and appearance of the uniform are taken into consideration in this caption.