[Dixielandjazz] Uniforms At Sacramento

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Thu Jul 8 20:18:21 PDT 2004

A week or so ago, someone (I think either Barbone or Wiggins) said that at
the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, bands got graded down if they were not wearing
uniforms, or at least, not dressed alike.

I said that I did not think that this was the case, but said that I would
check on it.

I checked with the Exec Director, Roger Krum, and I was correct.

The questionnaire that the Site Managers fill out on each band at the
Jubilee, is mainly for attendance.  Since the Jubilee is so big, no one can
get around to see every band & every set.  Thus the report on each set.

If a band has a couple poorly attended sets, but say, 8 good ones, then you
can pretty well figure that they were well received & maybe the sets were
out of the way, or early or too late.

However, if the band reports say that 8 out of 10 sets were poorly attended,
then you can judge accordingly.

About the only other thing that is reported on is if the band uses profanity
or is rude to the audience.  Also, if they start late or end early.

Thus, who ever reported that the bands are graded on their dress, was very
badly mistaken.

Roger also said that in his 15 years as Director, bands have never been
graded on dress.

robert at ringwald.com
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