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SCSBOA Parades

Post by Batonmom » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:03 pm

Are baton twirlers judged with Auxiliary or seperately?

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Post by corkie » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:30 pm

The simple answer is: anything in front of the band (except for the drum major) is considered "auxilaries", and is/are judged together as one unit.

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Re: SCSBOA Parades

Post by vore » Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:33 am

Batonmom wrote:Are baton twirlers judged with Auxiliary or seperately?
Just to add to what Corkie has already stated:

Yes, baton twirlers are always judged as part of the "Attached Units" caption of the Band Showmanship sheet and on the Auxiliary sheet. With the exception of the drum major, the attached units/auxiliary are anything in front of, next to, around, and behind the band that isn't a musician in the band block or part of the drill team. This includes but not limited baton twirlers, rifles, sabers, flags, banners, bag pipers, American Flag units, mascots, and etc. The basic rule is, "If it isn't the drum major, the musicians block, or the drill team, judge it as an auxiliary unit!"

Some parades and band reviews offer Solo Majorette adjudication and awards including the Loara Band Review. It is up to the host of each event to offer (or not) solo majorette adjudication and awards.

Over the past 30+ years, Southern California has seen the gradual demise of swing flags, majorette teams, solo majorettes, and drill teams in parades and band reviews.

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Post by Batonmom » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:09 pm

Thank you for the information. How can you find out which band reviews offer solo majorette judging? Also, I was wondering...If a twirler preforms during a field show, then a baton would be considered part of the auxiliary equipment?

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Post by vore » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:55 pm

Batonmom wrote:Thank you for the information. How can you find out which band reviews offer solo majorette judging? Also, I was wondering...If a twirler preforms during a field show, then a baton would be considered part of the auxiliary equipment?
You would have to call the hosts of the various events... The Chino and Arcadia Band Reviews do not offer majorette adjudication. There are not enough majorettes to warrant paying for the extra judge.

Any twirler on the field is counted as part of the auxiliary adjudication.

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Post by Miss Laura » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:21 pm

The following might also be of some help:

from the SCSBOA web page www.scsboa.org
Classification of Auxiliary Units

At SCSBOA judged events, all non-musician performers (no minimum number required) will be adjudicated on the Auxiliary Adjudication Form.


From the WGASC web page www.wgasc.org

4.3 Definitions of authorized equipment:

4.3.1 Flags are defined as any material attached to a pike, pole, rod or staff other than an authorized weapon and used as a flag, with a minimum size of eight (8) inches by twelve (12) inches. National colors must be at least three (3) feet by five (5) feet. Flagpoles must be at least twenty-four (24) inches in length. (Curved and straight poles are acceptable; however, complete circles, squares, etc. to which material is attached are not flags. Material attached to chains, ropes or hoses are not considered flags.) The intent of this definition is to utilize a flag as a flag and not as a backdrop or a prop.

4.3.2 Rifles or simulated rifles are defined as devices constructed so as to conform to the outward appearance of a military rifle past or present. Sights, slings, trigger, trigger housing, bolt and bolt levers are optional. Rifles must be at least twenty-four (24) inches in length.

4.3.3 Sabers/swords are defined as those weapons which are designed to be hand held for cutting, thrusting or slashing an enemy, with either a curved (saber) blade or a straight (sword) blade which may be constructed of wood, plastic, metal or any other suitable material. A cutting edge is not required. Simulated sabers/swords must have either a hand guard or a hilt and must be at least twenty-four (24) inches in length.

4.3.4 Authorized equipment may be modified by the addition of visual items, however, attaching a flag, rifle or saber/sword to a prop does not make the prop a flag, rifle or saber/sword – it is still a prop. Timing and Penalty judges have the right to inspect and challenge guards for authorized equipment either before or after the maximum performance time with permission of the Contest Director.

Poles - All flag poles should be covered with some type of protective cap. This can be made of rubber, plastic or some type of protection that will protect the gym floor from damage. These can be rubber crutch tips, furniture caps or caps made specifically for flag poles. Any pole which does not have protection, or if the protection is worn out and the pole itself is cutting through, will not be allowed into the gym. This also pertains to short flags, sticks, or props that are made from, or resemble poles that are utilized by the unit. All poles made out of metal, wood, fiberglass, plastic or any other material is covered by these guidelines.

Rifles – All rifles should have the barrel removed or properly capped. Each end of the rifle must have sufficient padding and/or tape to cover the entire end of the rifle. There are pads specifically made and cut to size to fit on both ends of the rifle. Rifles that are severely worn so that the ends are rounded must have adequate protection so that no bare wood is shown or can be felt with the hand. In addition, rifles with bolts or any mechanisms or appendages that protrude from the side of the rifle must be padded and/or taped sufficiently to protect the floor from damage if dropped. Rifles not meeting these guidelines will not be allowed into the gym. All types of rifles made out of wood, plastic or fiberglass is covered by these guidelines.

Sabers/Swords – Sabers/swords must have a piece of tape on the end so that it is not sharp to the touch. All hilts or handles must be padded and taped sufficiently to protect the floor from damage if dropped. Sabers/swords not meeting these guidelines will not be allowed into the gym. All types of sabers/swords made out of any type of material are covered by these guidelines.

Props/Sets – All sets, flats, props or any items brought into the gym including any and all items necessary for the
transport of props, sets, flats or equipment must have adequate protection so that they do not damage the floor. Bare wood on the bottom of any prop is unacceptable and must be padded and protected with tape, cloth, carpeting, etc. so that the wood does not come in contact with the gym floor. Props constructed of plastic PVC type piping is acceptable, however, if the unit personnel utilize it as equipment, then it must be protected as if it were a flag pole. Props, sets, flats, carriers or any other type of transport equipment which are wheels must have wheels which are clean and free of all debris and should be made out of plastic or rubber. Bare metal wheels will not be allowed into the gym. In the case of any and all props, sets, flats or equipment, they should not be dragged across the floor during set-up, removal or in the course of the unit’s performance.

Hope this info is helpful to you :)

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