Let's Debate with Sandy Smith

Conductor, player and composer/arranger, Sandy Smith, debates the adjudication method and marking system for one of the UK’s entertainment contests - Brass in Concert, compares it with Norway’s SIDDIS version and argues for a more holistic approach at the former

As we come towards the end of the year and look back at the two recent major entertainment contests, SIDDIS and Brass in Concert, it may be useful to examine the marking systems for these, and where potential improvements and clarifications could be made to help all bands in their future endeavours. Firstly, let’s take a brief look at the adjudication systems for both contests…read more

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Photo: Brass in Concert 2017's esteemed adjudication panel

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