Pipe Bands Victoria is pleased to promulgate the Ensemble Rubric recently presented to band representatives. Although this document is presented for use by Grade 4 bands, several elements are pertinent to any band performance. It is hoped all bands find this document a useful tool.
Pipe Majors and Drum Sergeants, or any other band music leaders and tutors are welcome to contact the music Vice Principals to gain a further understanding of the contents of the Rubric.
The Ensemble Rubric that was developed by our music adjudicators at a recent workshop was based on a concept and knowledge gained from attending a recent presentation by the BC Pipers Association at their Online Annual Adjudicators Conference in February.
The overall aim of this document is to provide a better understanding of Ensemble presentation for all bands, and the current criteria the Ensemble judges are utilising to assess musical performances at our contests.