The time is here! We are excited to kick off the 2021 Season with registration for Virtual Competition! CWEA will host 5 Virtual Events this year, culminating in the first ever Virtual Circuit Championships! In addition to the lineup, CWEA will also host its first EVER Solo & Ensemble event!
The goals for the virtual season are as follows:
The 2021 Virtual Events are open to ALL divisions, including Color Guard, Percussion & Winds! All divisions will accept both scholastic and independent entries!
All competitive classifications will be judged in accordance with the modified scoring systems for virtual events. For Color Guard, we will use a a 3-judge panel with the following captions: Individual Analysis, Design Analysis and General Effect. For Percussion groups, we will revert to the 3-Judge panel previously used by WGI with captions for Music, Visual & Effect. For Winds, we will use the newly released Virtual Scoring System including two captions for Analysis (Music & Visual) and Overall Effect. Additional information on scoring will be posted in the coming weeks.
Color Guard: For scholastic groups: Cadet (MS), Scholastic Regional A, Scholastic A, National A, Open & World. For Independent Groups: Independent A, Open & World.
Percussion: (Scholastic & Independent) Novice, Scholastic A, Open & World
Winds: (Scholastic & Independent) Scholastic A, Open & World
In addition to our competitive format, we are thrilled to add two new options for groups to compete this year:
Non-Competitive: This classification is for those groups wishing to put together a traditional winter guard, percussion or winds show but do not wish to be included in the competitive segment. All groups will still receive comments from the full adjudication panel as normal, but will not receive scores.
eShowcase: Perhaps the most exciting new offering is our eSHOWCASE opportunity! Participating groups in this class are not bound by the traditional rules and regulations of a normal winter guard, percussion or winds program. This is where groups can let their creativity run wild! Groups will receive commentary from two accomplished adjudicators who will offer feedback and commentary on your performance.
Groups wishing to compete in the Circuit Championships event are required to meet these minimum expectations:
Groups will upload performance videos for their events beginning on March 1, 2021 via CompetitionSuite. Video submissions will close the Wednesday prior to the event. Once video submissions close, the judges will begin their evaluations and commentary will be sent to the groups. The weekend of the event, we will host a virtual awards ceremony announcing the placements from each classification.
For virtual events, groups will receive digital awards formatted for print or sharing on social media.
For Circuit Championships, groups placing in the top three of each classification will have the ability to receive medallions for their participants. (Purchase required). Additional information about these awards will be offered at a later time.
We are also excited to add a new Solo & Ensemble event to our lineup for the coming season! Planning is still underway for this exciting new event. Additional information will be released in the coming weeks so stay tuned!