The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Drum Major Contest Regulations

Issue 2 January 1989

FLOURISH

This section shall be sub-divided into the following 3 subjects:

Variety

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 20 points for this aspect. Account shall be taken of the differing flourishes performed by the competitior - the greater variety of flourishes performed, the higher the points score.

Quality

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximim of 10 points for this aspect. Account shall be taken of the fluency with which the flourishes are performed, the confidence which the competitor displays whilst flourishing and the level of accuracy attained during the flourishes.

Degree of Difficulty

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 10 points for this aspect. Account shall be taken of the general level of difficulty of the individual flourishes performed by the competitor. The harder the flourishes performed, the higher the score awarded.

PENALTIES

Fixed penalties shall be applied to the folloing activities:

Dropping the Mace

2 points shall be deducted from the 'Quality' section of the Flourish mark and a minimum of 2 points up to a maximum of 5 points from the 'Deportment' section of the Marching and Deportment mark (dependant upon how much deportment is lost in retrieving the Mace).

Flourishing in a Piano Forte

4 points shall be deducted from the 'Quality' section of the Flourish mark per occurence.

Stopping the band playing in a Piano Forte

4 points shall be deducted from the 'Mace Drill' section of the Marching and Deportment mark.


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