Category (Based on Member Age)
Bands in which all the participating band members are under 16 years of age during the competition
Bands that do not qualify for the Junior category and whose participating band members are all under 23 years of age during the competition
Bands in which any of the participating band members are over the age of 22 during the competition
Class (Based on Band Size)
WAMSB does not classify based on the size of the group.
WAMSB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
Annual World Championship events including optional preliminaries. Qualification is required for entrants.
WAMSB INTERNATIONAL EVENTS & WAMSB NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
- Qualifying round for WAMSB World Championship events including optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.
- Open events including any optional preliminaries. Qualification for entrants may be required.
- Regional events including any optional preliminaries. Qualification for entrants. may be required.
- Open events – No qualification requirements for entrants.
Level I — National event including any optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.
Level II — National event including any optional preliminaries without qualification requirements for entrants.
Level III — Regional event including optional preliminaries. Qualification requirements for entrants.
Level IV — Regional event without requirements for entrants.
Scoring for WAMSB Sanctioned Events
WAMSB employs the “One World” Adjudication System, which has been developed by internationally renowned educators and judges. The system prides itself on inclusion, cultural diversity, a focus on development and education as well as quality. You can see the Overview HERE.
Guidelines for judgment in the caption areas are provided. Each jury member will be assigned the responsibility for recording scores and providing constructive, educational feedback in one or more caption or sub-caption areas. These areas include General Effect Analysis, Music Analysis and Visual Analysis. Any scores from the main captions that are subdivided shall be recombined and averaged to arrive at the main caption score. The scores are assigned in consideration of the appropriate Division, Category, Form, Type and Composition / Instrumentation of the band.
The scores are based upon the band’s ability and performance in their own individual Form and style. First, Second and Third Division Bands will be judged to the same standard.
The choice of form and style is not judged against other forms or styles, but instead within the style presented.
The resulting scores from each main caption will be displayed as soon as possible after each band’s performance, as event circumstances permit. An Overall Rating Score Sheet for each performance will be compiled at the conclusion of the event. Comments and Instructional feedback is provided by the judges.