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Does anyone know the complete placings for all the bands who attended State Fair? I was hoping to check up on my old band. Thanks!
can anyone explain to me, and i attended, how Sheridan placed 12th? I was surprised they made the sweet 15 then even more surprised to see their GREAT placing with, i think, 13 players and Noblesville placed 16th?
We judge on the sheets that are posted on the State Fair Band Day website. . . . Those sheets dictate the criteria that we use to judge, and the characteristics and levels of reward for each performance level. If you look closely, there is NO place to give credit (or take away credit) for the size of the band. Good is good, and every size of group (small, medium, large) has its own advantages and challenges. Size does not matter to the judge, and we are no swayed or influenced by that. WE judge the quality of the performance, regardless of size. Bigger is not better....better is better. Always has been.Dr. Al
Interesting how history can sometimes repeat itself. I had been thinking about some posts Doug Fletcher posted in a discussion on this forum a couple of years ago in response to an assertion by someone that it was very unlikely a "small band" would ever again win the SFBD championship. Doug defended the position that it is always possible for a small band to win, and among other things said "Bigger is not better... better is better! ...and CSJA judges always reward better. Size is not really in the equation here."This year, Doug and his students, staff, and parents/boosters were able to demonstrate the truth in that statement. Well done, Winchester!And good luck to ALL bands next year!
There will be no clips from State Fair this year. Be sure to thank Box 5 Productions for being the video police today, afraid that 1-minute fair use clips (that are also available on all Indy newscasts by the way, as well as broadcast as full shows on the radio routinely during the summer season, and also available from the Indy Star)... may somehow take away from their profits.