Qualifications

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by hellraiser, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. hellraiser

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but do adjudicators need to go through some kind of a qualifying process before being allowed to judge a brass band contest? If so, what kind of things get tested and how tough is it to qualify?
     
  2. Chris Sanders

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    Square pegs and round holes...
     
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    I mean, it cant be that difficult to pass... Have you seen the monkeys they have at some contests... They should'nt be in boxes, they should be in cages...

    I have been to many contests and played appaullingly and been given a placing...

    Plus, remarks, how often do adjudicators give useless remarks... Rather than good this and poor that... How about some constructive criticism...

    Adjudicators should have at least grade 8 in both performance and theory and have relevant experience to the contest... For example, to judge the european, he should have previously won the competition as either a player or preferably a conductor...

    Rant over...
     
  5. hellraiser

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    Thanks for your opinion but you haven't really answered my question...
     
  6. Chris Sanders

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    Sorry... I mean yes, My dad tells me, in order to become an adjudicator, you must sit through a contest in a separate box to the official adjudicator and sum up your own reckoning... (this does not in anyway affect the result of the contest) Then after the contest is over the qualified adjudicators remarks and placings are compared to the trainee's... If close enough, you pass...
     
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    There are already several threads addressing this problem. But the most recent debate can be found here:
    http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13134

    As not to repeat ourselves I'll lock this thread and any further discussions can be continued from the link above.

    ;)
     
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