Bands must play 2 songs. Each band’s set must fill approximately 5 minutes but must not exceed 10 minutes.
For every minute exceeding the 10 minutes limit, the band will be penalized 5 points from their total score.
If after your band has agreed to play their set modelled after the criteria explained above and fail to provide the minimum required amount of material listed, this infraction will result in immediate disqualification.
There is a limit of 10 band registration.
Any distasteful behavior, and or damage to any borrowed Town of Windham equipment will result in automatic disqualification and possible retribution at the hands of management and judges.
The is NO Registration FEE.
Judging is done on a point scale by 4 judges. The criteria on which the bands will be judged are explained below.
The Town of Windham will not be held accountable for any broken equipment, injuries, or any other negative occurrences outside of our staff’s control.
To ensure fairness and equality; There will be no effects provided by the Town of Windham, whether sound or visual. All performers will use the same stage with the lighting state. There will be no reverb supplied.
Judging Scale and Criteria
Planning/Preparedness- 20 Points Total
*Evidence of performance planning
*Appeared ready and prepared to play?
Originality- 30 Points Total
*Material: How unique did the song sound? Even if it’s a cover song, did they spin their own creativity into it?
*Appearance: Did the band look original? Did the band stand out?
*Improvisation: Did the band demonstrate any level of original improvisational skills? i.e. ‘jam out’ or vocal through an instrument change, repair, or equipment failure.
Interface with Audience- 10 Points Total
*Verbal Interaction: Did the band talk to or interacted with the audience?
*Physical Interaction: Did the band physically participate with the audience e.g. Eye contact, head bow, acknowledgments, ect.
Quality of Performance- 20 Points Total
*Confidence/Competence: Did the band look at ease while playing? Did the band appear to be able to do what they wanted to do?
*Set Dynamism: Did the band’s setlist appear to play according to a plan i.e was it well constructed and able to manipulate the audience’s mood?
*Stage Presence: Did the band use the stage effectively? Did the band appear positive about their performance? Did the band interact effectively on stage? How did the band cope with any problems they may have encountered?
*Conformance to contest rules: Did the band follow the rules stated in the contest e.i. time limit, profanity?
Presentation- 20 Points Total
*Attitude: Did the band’s on-stage attitude appear suitable to their genre i.e were they ‘Punk’, ‘Raucous’ if Rock?
*Appearance: Did the band show personality on stage? Did the band appear to enjoy what they were doing?
*Entertainment Factors/Showmanship: Did the band entertain? Did one or the entire display showmanship towards the crowd?