JUDGING

CRITERIA FOR PARADE JUDGING
 
AppearanceOrderly marching, walking; Appropriate attire (uniform, Irish, etc.).
MusicIrish or Theme Related; Live Band.
DancePresentation - Costumes, Uniformity.
FormPresentation at reviewing stand; orderly, time limit, line formation, professional.
ThemeIs the theme of the Parade displayed? How is this presented?
Scoring

5 points is the highest in each category

Maximum Score is 25 points



Each judge scores each group individually. Total scores of each judge for each category are discussed, and comments are shared regarding the criteria. Total highest points combined is the winner.
 
Floats are usually associated with an organization, but each float is judged independently of this group. Comments are especially important in this area as to the details such as painting, music, appearance, portrayal of theme.
 
Bands that are not signed up as independent marching units, are not eligible for awards, but are considered part of a group, when judging an entire group.
 
 
 
 


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JUDGING

CRITERIA FOR PARADE JUDGING
 
AppearanceOrderly marching, walking; Appropriate attire (uniform, Irish, etc.).
MusicIrish or Theme Related; Live Band.
DancePresentation - Costumes, Uniformity.
FormPresentation at reviewing stand; orderly, time limit, line formation, professional.
ThemeIs the theme of the Parade displayed? How is this presented?
Scoring

5 points is the highest in each category

Maximum Score is 25 points



Each judge scores each group individually. Total scores of each judge for each category are discussed, and comments are shared regarding the criteria. Total highest points combined is the winner.
 
Floats are usually associated with an organization, but each float is judged independently of this group. Comments are especially important in this area as to the details such as painting, music, appearance, portrayal of theme.
 
Bands that are not signed up as independent marching units, are not eligible for awards, but are considered part of a group, when judging an entire group.
 
 
 
 


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Philadelphia, PA 19107



 

 
 
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