ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS
STARLIGHT BALLROOM/WILDWOOD CONVENTION CENTER
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
TIA ACC WRISTBAND IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO ALL TIA ACC JAZZ EVENTS
Four (4) competitive classes will be offered:
Each music ensemble is required to play three(3) selections for a minimum of fifteen (15) and not more than twenty (20) minutes of music. There are no required musical selections. However, programs are expected to be well balanced and provide sufficient variety of styles for valid adjudication.
TIA JAZZ SET-UP - In an effort to minimize logistics, all ensembles are requested to conform to a "traditional" Big Band setup configuration: 1st row - saxes; 2nd row - trombones ;3rd row - trumpets. The rhythm section at stage level to the audience's left of the horns. The stage sound system with one(1) solo microphone will be used by all ensembles.
Three approved NJA Adjudicators will be used for the TIA ACC events. The NJA panel will be staffed with adjudicators who have a teaching and/or performance background in their respective caption. Band Directors are asked to provide three(3) scores for the adjudicators to use for your performance.
All classes will be judged on a scale of 70-100. Each judge will rank and rate each ensemble while providing recorded commentray for the director. The three judge's total scores will be averaged to determine the achievement levels and placements. There will be no penalties assessed. However, the Chief Judge may disqualify a unit for disruptive conduct and/or flagrant abuse of our operating procedures.
Scores and placements will be announced for each group in each class, as well as their achievement level:
Specialty awards (soloists, sectional awards, etc.) will also be announced. Ensembles will receive individual score sheets and a recording of each judge's comments.TIA Atlantic Coast Championship medals and flag will be presented to the first place ensemble in each class.
We will again offer partiipation, at no additional cost, in the TIA All-Star Jazz Band to all participating bands in Wildwood. Details will be available starting in February once TIA ACC registration is closed.