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3 Nights -3 Band/Group Preliminary - 30 min set each/20 min setup
Playing order selected randomly. Winner moves to finals
Finals -3 Preliminary Winners
Location: Beachstock Saturday, June 28th
40 min set each/20 min setup
Three Judge Panel
Judging Categories and Criteria
The overall appearance of the band; i.e. look, style, stage presence, etc.
The skill and proficiency each player has on their instrument (in acapella groups, Voices can be.
instuments). Score is an average of all the musicians (except a lead vocalist).
The quality, i.e. pitch, tone and style, of lead vocals. Good back up vocals, especially harmonies
will earn bonus points. (see below)
An often overlooked element relating to a band's ability to play well at different levels of volume and
intensity, particularly how well the band transitions between these dynamic levels in the same song.
The overall appearance, sound, audience interaction and command of the stage throughout their
Examples of issues considered in this category:
· Do the songs flow smoothly from on to the next.
· Do band members talk over each other in between songs.
· Excessive audible tuning of guitars, and other noises.
· Other miscellaneous delays between songs
· Starting late and/or playing well short-of or over their allotted time.
Original & Cover Music is all acceptable, 50% of cover music must be played at Preliminaries & Finals.
The overall uniqueness of the band's sound style music and performance.
Up to 5 bonus points will be given for the use of vocal harmonies.
Each category is worth 1-10 points in 1/2 point increments.
In the event of a tie, final score will be combined with preliminary score.
Number of pieces and instrumentation of each.
Vocal mics needed.
Any special requests for specific and/or unusual instruments.
*These forms must be turned in no less than 3 days prior to the bands' preliminary performance date. Failure to do so could result in disqualification and another band taking your spot.
Buck London Total prizes:
$1000.00 studio time
Live Video Package of Winning Band's performance.
Fully Packaged Audio CD of Winner's Performance.
Unedited HD Video Shoot and Audio Recording of 2nd and 3rd place bands.
Breakdown of Prizes
*Additional prizes may be offered by other sponsors.
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