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TOC Judges TOC Judges
At Benton Community we try to set our invitational in many ways. One of the most important of those areas is that of the adjudication of our event. We spend the extra money needed to make sure the judges we hire are the highest caliber of any in the country, We feel it's important to find different people every year, as well as people from all over the country who aren't necessarily familiar with all the groups that will be competing. Many of the judges have never seen most of the competing groups, and we feel that helps to ensure the groups are receiving an impartial and objective evaluation of their performance.

Our judges have come from every coast and all states in between. We believe the caliber of one's competition lies squarely in the confidence the participating directors have in the judging panel. When the directors and students leave our contest we want them have had an educational and fun experience. The judges are a big part of this, so we hire the best.

Our critique judges are expressly directed to make the post-performance time one of excitement and enthusiasm in the critique room. If something needs to be said that would potentially bring the kids down, those comments are made privately to the director, not to all the students and parents. We hope the comments and scores our judges are giving will be educational and useful.

2017 Judges  
Mr. Gates Crisler
Dr. Peter Eklund
Mr. Bob Anderson

Critique
Mrs. Ann Berry
Mr. Kevin Chase

Outstanding Performer Judge:
TBA

Instrumental Judge
Dr. Brad Williamson

Master of Ceremonies
Justin Robers, KGAN Television Reporter





Benton Vocal Music
Benton Community Schools
PO Box 70
Van Horne, Iowa 52346
319-228-8701 X117