DCE Judges College Was ‘Best College To Date’
The annual Judges College took place in Bromley, England (home of the Pacemakers Drum & Bugle Corps) last weekend and "was the best college to date", commented Douglas Caldwell, DCE’s Adjudication Manager. Over 20 judges attended the event including a few trainees.
The agenda for the two days was very full as the new manual required a lot of discussion and understanding. The Saturday morning session covered generic subjects about DCE board activity, review of 2009, the way forward for 2010 and high level changes to the Judging Manual. The latter part of the morning session was taken up with revisiting the understanding of ‘derived achievement’, ‘principles of scoring’, ‘numbers management’ and ‘ethos of judging’. In previous years most of the day was spent covering this material, however the Education Team were keen to focus most of the weekend on caption specific training.
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