OREGON BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION BAND AND ORCHESTRA ADJUDICATION WORKSHOP AND ADJUDICATION TRAINING Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023 Time: 9:00 am* - 4:00 pm Location: Grants Pass High School (Main Building Library) Address: 830 NE 9th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526
*While invited to attend the entire workshop, candidates for recertification may choose to forego that content that is specific to forms and process and check in at 10:30 am.
Adjudication Trainers: Mary Lou Boderman (Committee Chair), Ike Nail, Karl Rashkes, Dick Elliot
OBDA ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE CHAIRS: Mary Lou Boderman Jennifer Brooks Jennifer Bell
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop offers training in the use of the OBDA/OSAA Band and Orchestra Evaluation System. Participation is open to any interested band/orchestra teacher or director wishing to improve their understanding of the Evaluation System regardless of their interest in becoming a certified adjudicator. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for those wishing to complete an assessment to obtain certification to do so. This workshop is a mandatory requirement for OBDA Adjudicator Certification.
WORKSHOP FEE: Free to current OBDA members $25 registration for band adjudication (includes a 2-year OBDA membership) $40 registration for orchestra adjudication
Band adjudicators must continue to hold OBDA membership to maintain certification. Orchestra adjudicators are no longer required to hold OBDA membership.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OBDA CERTIFICATION: Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching band or orchestra with demonstrated success at the secondary or university level Submit the certificate indicating completion of the NFHS Adjudicator Certification Course Must complete approved OBDA workshop training and successfully complete the adjudication assessment. Adjudicators must recertify every 5 years
Participants seeking certification are encouraged to complete the NFHS Adjudicator Certification Course prior to the workshop (see link below).
Contact Jennifer Brooks or Mary Lou Boderman with further questions.
ADJUDICATION CERTIFICATION OR RENEWAL UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION Participants wishing to be included on the OBDA Approved Adjudicators List and/ or approved orchestra adjudication list will have the opportunity to submit their critique sheets to the OBDA adjudication committee for consideration. Adjudicators with a minimum of five year experience teaching band or orchestra with demonstrated success at secondary or university level who submit satisfactory sheets will be placed on the lists. All adjudicators must be re-certified at least every 5 years to remain on the list.
PROVIDES USEFUL PRACTICE FOR THE EXPERIENCED OR NOVICE ADJUDICATOR The workshops will include practice adjudication and instruction on the OBDA Concert Band and Orchestra Evaluation System. The OBDA system was adopted for Oregon festivals and contests in 1983. It is used throughout Oregon and in modified form in several other states and Canadian provinces. Participants new to Oregon or anyone not familiar with the system may find an explanation of the system as well as all related materials above under OBDA Adjudication Rubric and Sheets.
PROVIDES HELP IN IMPROVING FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE FOR ALL DIRECTORS Past participants indicate that they received many insights into the process of adjudication and gained practical tips for preparing their bands for festival. Many have had no personal interest in becoming judges but simply want to improve their groups’ performance. Several participants will be active judges already on the OBDA List wishing to "fine tune" their judging skills. All directors regardless of teaching level or experience are welcome. First or second year teachers are particularly invited.
CERTIFICATION OF ORCHESTRA ADJUDICATORS Orchestra excerpts will also be included in the workshop as we continue working with our orchestral colleagues to build their certified adjudicator list.