GENERAL INFORMATION

A unit may compete in any regular SJVCGPR competition that they choose to enter.


SJVCGPR reserves the right, following consultation with the Color Guard Judges Coordinator – Robert Solomon/Michael Stone, Percussion Judges Coordinator – Phil Vallejo, to move a unit into a higher or lower classification.

When competing in a scholastic category, all participants must be enrolled in said educational institution or feeder program of said institution.

Competitors in the independent category may not have reached their 23rd birthday before June 1st of the competition year. Graduate students must be able to show proof of age upon request of the SJVCGPR Contest Coordinators. (This does not apply to Independent World Color Guards).

Directors/instructors are responsible for the conduct and good sportsmanship of their unit members and boosters at all times. Please show respect to all competing units and individual competitors as well as personnel serving in various capacities for the host school. Unsportsmanlike conduct can result in disqualification of the offending members’ unit.

The Color Guard rulebook states “Color guards in the A and Open classes may not compete with less than five (5) nor more than thirty (30) performers in the competition area at any time. Color guards in the World classes may not compete with less than five (5) nor more than forty (40) performers in the competition area at any time.” SJVCGPR is about promoting growth, participation, and education in the winter arts. If you have more than 30 or 40 members in your performing ensemble, or less than 5, and would still like to compete, please contact [email protected] for permission, as we want as many students involved as possible to foster a healthy program. Any groups marching more than the rulebook states without permission from administration may be subject to penalty.

For the safety of the student performers, flash photography is NOT allowed during performances. Video recording is allowed.

Doors will be closed at all contests while a unit is on the competition floor. Students spectating are to respect that condition and remain seated while a unit is on the floor.

All performers must sit on the back side of the gymnasium, even after their portion of the competition is completed. Units may be disqualified if members sit of the spectator side. There will be a clear “No Cross Over” boundary at each performance to show where students cannot cross over to the paid spectator side.

Regular season competition fees will be $100, and championship performances will be $250. Any groups on a wait list that do not get accepted into a show will be issued a refund. For cancellation of attendance to a show we request 2 week minimum notice. If you pull out of a show (drop) within 14 days of the show date, there is a $50 non-performance fee. The fee increases to $100 if the unit does not show up on the day of the contest.

SJVCGPR PERFORMANCE ORDER PROCEDURES

1. Performance order for regular season shows will be determined by random selection using the Competition Suite. Registration payment must be received by Jan. 14, 2021 in order to retain a performance time.  If registration payment is not received by Jan. 14, 2021 the group will be removed from contest until registration payment is received.

2. Finals order will be determined by reverse score order at the show prior to Championships for both color guard and percussion.  In the event of a tie, order will be determined by highest Performance Analysis Score (Percussion) and highest General Effect Score (Color Guard).  If you are not present at the show before Championships you will be placed first in your competitive class.  If there are multiple groups who do not attend the show before Championships in the same class they will perform in the first slots in that class.  Performance order for these ensembles will be based on the highest ordinal at the previous attended show.

SJVCGPR CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to allow the most positive experience for participants at SJVCGPR competitions, we ask that this code of conduct be followed during all SJVCGPR competitions. Any questions or concerns regarding a unit’s performance must be expressed by the band director of the school to the SJVCGPR Circuit Coordinators, Bryan Chesi, (percussion), Esmeralda Lozano (color guard), or David Lesser.

There will be no contact with the judges by any performer, director, instructor, spectator, or parent/guardian during, or after, a competition. All questions/concerns regarding judging must be made through the Percussion Judges Coordinator – Phil Vallejo and Color Guard Judges Coordinator – Robert Solomon/Michael Stone.  Rulings made by the judges are final on all decisions concerning deductions, specific rulings, and final placement.

Unruly behavior by directors, instructors, performers, parents/guardians, or spectators will result in removal from the event.

Show design and performance material must be appropriate for family viewing. Any vulgar or suggestive movements, words, or music may result in a score deduction or disqualification. Judges’ decisions are final.

Please review WGI policies regarding deductions in scores due to non-performance related infractions.

SJVCGPR strongly supports and encourages sportsmanship, integrity, and fairness for all directors, instructors, performers, and supporters in all areas of the competition, not just practice and performance. We feel that directors, instructors, and parents/guardians are a necessary and effective instrument for instilling positive behavior among unit members. It is expected that all performers, directors, instructors, parents/guardians, and spectators represent themselves and their community in a positive way.


COLOR GUARD CLASS INTERVAL AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Junior High ‘A’, Junior High ‘Open’, Scholastic Regional A ‘Bronze’ and ‘Silver’ classes, will be shortened. This allows rehearsal time to focus on training and achievement for both students and instructors. Interval time for these classes will be 6 minutes per ensemble. Show length will be 2 minutes minimum, to 3.5 minutes maximum. Minimum equipment time for the aforementioned classes are 2 minutes.

JUNIOR HIGH A                     INTERVAL: 7 MIN                  MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 4 MIN 30 SEC
JUNIOR HIGH OPEN              INTERVAL: 7 MIN                  MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 4 MIN 30 SEC
REGIONAL A                           INTERVAL: 7 MIN                  MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 4 MIN 30 SEC
SCHOLASTIC REGIONAL A   INTERVAL: 7 MIN                  MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 4 MIN 30 SEC
SCHOLASTIC A                       INTERVAL: 8 MIN                 MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 5 MIN 30 SEC
INDEPENDENT A                    INTERVAL: 8 MIN                 MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 5 MIN 30 SEC
SCHOLASTIC OPEN                INTERVAL: 9 MIN                 MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 6 MIN 30 SEC
INDEPENDENT OPEN             INTERVAL: 9 MIN                 MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 6 MIN 30 SEC
SCHOLASTIC WORLD             INTERVAL: 10 MIN               MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 7 MIN 30 SEC
INDEPENDENT WORD           INTERVAL: 10 MIN               MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE 7 MIN 30 SEC

Under-time penalties will be waived per WGI scoring systems for 2022.

JUDGES CRITERIA SHEETS

All judges sheets can be found in the WGI rulebook. The only sheets that are modified for SJVCGPR are the JH and Regional A color guard sheets. 

PERCUSSION BOUNDARIES

SJVCGPR will strictly enforce front side line penalties. WGI rules states there must be a 5 foot boundary between the audience and performing ensemble, which is not realistic for the performance venues SJVCGPR offers. The boundary line will be taped to the farthest out line of the painted basketball court in each gym. In the smaller gyms, this will be about 3 feet away from the audience, and in the large CNHS gym, about 5 feet. The front boundary line will be clearly marked with a blue masking tape boundary line, and the t&p judges will always help clarify before an ensemble enters the floor. Please be safe and courteous when designing shows to consider the space in the venues, meaning back sideline constraints with SJVCGPR performing venues. 


If you have any questions about any of the above addendums to the WGI rulebook that pertain to SJVCGPR, please contact Esmeralda Lozano at [email protected] for further clarification. Thank you for your participation and cooperation!

Terms & Conditions agreed to upon Registration made available here:

The following Terms and Conditions apply to all participating Ensembles.  The content of the Terms and Conditions agreed-to as part of the registration process are provided below:

Color Guard Ensembles

By registering for an Event, you acknowledge responsibility for reading and adhering to the following. You further understand violation of these rules, regulations, policies or procedures could result in penalties or disqualification from an event and/or the season.

Rules and Regulations.

I agree to read and comply with the rules and regulations on the “Rulebook” page – which will be available in the “Members” section of the website.

Divisions.

Division selection takes place on the Event Registration screen. SJVCGPR classifications are based on the ability of the students and staff to meet the caption descriptions outlined in the procedure manual. You may register for the class you feel will be appropriate for your ensemble.  

Event Fees, Cancellations, Drops, No-Shows.

Registration fees are Non-refundable unless you are placed on the wait list and are not moved to the active schedule.  You will be reimbursed the amount of the single registration fee for the single ensemble. Register only for shows you know you will attend. If you pull out of a show (drop) within 14 days of the show date, there is a $50 non-performance fee. The fee increases to $100 if the unit does not show up on the day of the contest.

Performance Order.

Performance order is determined by random draw in class at shows 1, 2, 3 & 4. At Championships, performance order is determined by reverse score order of the March 18 show. If you do not attend the seeding show on March 18, you may still participate at Championships but will be placed first in your class.

Ensemble and Show Spiel Information.

Ensemble and Show Spiel Information is gathered at the time of registration and may be updated at any time prior to an Event, using the Season tab on your Member Profile within Competition Suite. There will not be forms available at event sites.

Performance Music.

Performance music should be uploaded through Competition Suite prior to the first show. You will have an opportunity to sound check at check-in, but all audio must be uploaded prior to any show you plan to participate in.

Badges/Wristbands.

Each paid unit will receive 5 Staff Badges and 1 Video Badge for the season.  These will be available at check in during the first show. At Unit Check In at each show you attend you will receive performer wristbands for the number of performers indicated in the Show/Spiel section of your registration. Performer wristbands provide access to the back-side stands only – NOT the performance side. Wristbands are event specific and are non-transferable. Abuse or violation could result in significant penalties, event disqualification, or season withdrawal.

Video/Photo Policy.

THE USE OF AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED per terms of admission to any SJVCGPR event as an eyewitness to the performances. EXCEPTION: At Unit Check In during Show number one you will receive one Video Pass per unit to be used for the duration of the season. This pass will allow one person at the unit directors discretion to video their ensemble for educational purposes only in the designated video area that will be clearly marked off at the top of the bleachers on the performer side.  This area will be monitored by a SJVCGPR staff member.  Abuse or inability to properly access and vacate this area could lead to severe unit penalty, disqualification or possible removal from participation for season.

By continuing, you acknowledge responsibility for reading and adhering to the above and any additional information contained within the registration system or email confirmations. You further understand violation of these rules, regulations, policies or procedures could result in penalties or disqualification from an event and/or the season. Please enter registration information carefully and accurately.[/expand]

Percussion Ensembles

By registering for an Event, you acknowledge responsibility for reading and adhering to the following. You further understand violation of these rules, regulations, policies or procedures could result in penalties or disqualification from an event and/or the season.

Junior High Ensembles

minimum performance times are waived in 2022, maximum performance time is 6. Maximum interval time is 9 minutes.

Rules and Regulations.

I agree to read and comply with the rules and regulations on the “Rulebook” page – which will be available in the “Members” section of the website.

Divisions.

Division selection takes place on the Event Registration screen. SJVCGPR classifications are based on the ability of the students and staff to meet the caption descriptions outlined in the procedure manual. You may register for the class you feel will be appropriate for your ensemble.  At the conclusion of the mandatory classification show (Show #1) the collection of judges will suggest reclassification of ensembles as necessary with the Percussion Judge Coordinator.

Event Fees, Cancellations, Drops, No-Shows.

Registration fees are Non-refundable unless you are placed on the wait list and are not moved to the active schedule.  You will be reimbursed the amount of the single registration fee for the single ensemble. Register only for shows you know you will attend. If you pull out of a show (drop) within 14 days of the show date, there is a $50 non-performance fee. The fee increases to $100 if the unit does not show up on the day of the contest.

Performance Order.

Performance order is determined by random draw in class at shows 1, 2, 3 & 4. At Championships, performance order is determined by reverse score order of the March 18 show. If you do not attend the seeding show on March 18, you may still participate at Championships but will be placed first in your class.

Ensemble and Show Spiel Information.

Ensemble and Show Spiel Information is gathered at the time of registration and may be updated at any time prior to an Event, using the Season tab on your Member Profile within Competition Suite. There will not be forms available at event sites.

Badges/Wristbands.

Each paid unit will receive 5 Staff Badges and 1 Video Badge for the season.  These will be available at check in during the first show. At Unit Check In at each show you attend you will receive performer wristbands for the number of performers indicated in the Show/Spiel section of your registration. Performer wristbands provide access to the back-side stands only – not the performance side. Wristbands are event specific and are non-transferable. Abuse or violation could result in significant penalties, event disqualification, or season withdrawal.

Video/Photo Policy.

THE USE OF AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED per terms of admission to any SJVCGPR event as an eyewitness to the performances. EXCEPTION: At Unit Check In during Show number one you will receive one Video Pass per unit to be used for the duration of the season. This pass will allow one person at the unit directors discretion to video their ensemble for educational purposes only in the designated video area that will be clearly marked off at the top of the bleachers on the performer side.  This area will be monitored by a SJVCGPR staff member.  Abuse or inability to properly access and vacate this area could lead to severe unit penalty, disqualification or possible removal from participation for season.

By continuing, you acknowledge responsibility for reading and adhering to the above and any additional information contained within the registration system or email confirmations. You further understand violation of these rules, regulations, policies or procedures could result in penalties or disqualification from an event and/or the season. Please enter registration information carefully and accurately

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