SCC should take better care in organizing Battle of the Bands
We would like to express concern about the way the Student Center Committee's Battle of the Bands was conducted this year. We would like to draw specific attention to the fact that the judges of the preliminary rounds were not the same for each week. Apparently, one of the judges could not be present for the third week, so SCC had to arbitrarily choose a replacement for that round.
One of the three judges' sheets contained sexist remarks as well as slanderous comments about a particular living group. We were very disturbed by these inappropriate comments on such sensitive issues. We feel that SCC must be more careful in selecting its judges and in making sure that they do their job properly. The judges should be open-minded, impartial, and, above all, consistent, so that the bands are judged on musical abilities and performance rather than personal biases.
If SCC has problems finding judges or does not take the Battle seriously, the public should be informed in advance. SCC's present attitude is unfair to the musicians, the audience, and all others involved. We cannot help feeling disappointed that our time and money was spent on a competition that was not held legitimately, and we are looking forward to better organization in next year's Battle of the Bands.
Kristina Holly '89->
Jose Ortiz '91->
Armando Fox '90->
Peter Colao '89->