Scoring

Scoring Rubric

Music / Ensemble Visual
Music 500 points
Ensemble Visual (Marching) 500 points
Total Possible Music / Visual Points 1,000 points
Color Guard
Color Guard Points 500 points
Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble Points 500 points

 
Cap City uses four judges, one each for Music, Ensemble Visual (Marching), Percussion Ensemble, and Color Guard. The judges use a 500-point scoring system, with scores beginning at zero. The band is awarded points for proficiency and technical ability in each of the four areas: music, marching), color guard, and percussion, with consideration given to qualities of technique, execution, expression, and effectiveness. Each band is considered on its own merit for style, theme, and approach. Placement for overall awards in each class are based on the combined Music and Ensemble Visual (Marching) scores. Placement for awards in Color Guard and Percussion are based on those individual scores.