Summary of Opportunity

Bands of America strives to provide the best assessment of our participating bands through a comprehensive vetting and education process for prospective judge candidates. The expectation for any prospective judge candidate is that they have an extensive background in the marching arts and related education as follows: 

  • Prior judging experience in a marching arts activity. 
  • Prior experience as a band director, musical arranger, visual designer, and/or instructor in the marching arts.
  • Ability to judge more than one music caption (music individual, ensemble, and general effect) or more than one visual caption (visual individual, ensemble, and general effect). 

Candidates meeting the above requirements are invited to complete this application. Submissions will be reviewed by the BOA Chief Judge Team on a rolling basis. Invitations to join the BOA adjudicator roster for upcoming BOA seasons will be issued based on need and quality of application. Judge candidates may be asked to successfully complete online training sessions and/or trial judge at BOA competitions - ideally on two captions.


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About Music for All

Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure every child in America has access and opportunity to active music-making in their scholastic environment.

Music for All combines programming at a national level with arts education advocacy. Bands of America (BOA) and Orchestra America are programs of Music for All, founded in 1975, recognized as the pinnacle of educational programming for high school instrumental music programs nationwide. Music for All reaches a vast number of people; each year, more than 300,000 people attend our events, more than 85,000 teens participate, and 100,000 people subscribe to online services.

Music for All is committed to expanding the role of music and the arts in education, to heightening the public’s appreciation of the value of music and arts education, and to creating a positive environment for the arts through societal change. Working with leading national authorities and other non-profit organizations, Music for All invests resources and personnel in projects that expand access to public school music and arts programs through advocacy and public awareness efforts to support music and arts education.

Music for All is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization.

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