Q: How is scoring calculated?
The scoring system uses a combination of judges scores for music, marching and visual effects/enhancement.

General Effect: 40%
♦  Average of General Visual Effect, judged from highest point in the stands
♦  Average of General Effect Music, judged from highest point in the stands

Music Performance: 30%
♦  Average of Music Performance (Individual), judged on the field
♦  Average of Music Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands

Visual Performance: 30%
♦  Average of Visual Performance (Individual), judged from the field
♦  Average of Visual Performance (Ensemble), judged from the stands


Q: How do we get feedback from the judges?

Bands receive a recorded verbal evaluation from each judge. Recorded evaluations and scanned images of written critique will be made available via Dropbox, Google Drive, or CompetitionSuite. The timing of availability of these evaluations is as follows:


♦  Verbal evaluations for bands not qualifying for Finals will be made available approximately 15 minutes after the Preliminary Awards Ceremony.

♦  Bands who qualify for Finals competition will be able to download their verbal evaluation from Preliminaries competition approximately 15 minutes after the Preliminary Awards Ceremony. However, written evaluations from Preliminary competition will only be made available following Finals competition.

♦  Finals competition evaluations (both written and verbal) will be made available approximately 15 minutes following the completion of the Full Retreat held at the end of the Finals competition. Bands competing in Finals will also receive their written evaluations from Preliminaries at this time.


Q: What Awards/Trophies will be distributed?
Preliminaries Awards

After preliminaries the top three (3) bands in each classification will be given a trophy. There will also be five (5) caption awards. The 5 caption trophies are for Visual, Music, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.



Finals
 Awards
1st/2nd/3rd Place Bands will receive trophies
4th - 10th Place Bands will receive a finals qualifier trophy
Caption Trophies will be awarded for Visual Performance, Music Performance, General Effect, Color Guard, and Percussion.

Individual medals will be given to each member of the Grand Champion (1st place) Band.



Participation
 Award
All bands will receive a participation trophy to commemorate their performance at the Texas Marching Classic.