Bands are judged by a panel of three adjudicators. Two submit a score sheet, and one handles a clinic with a more detailed written evaluation. After the performance of three pieces, the students work with the clinician and receive feedback and tips to improve. Following the clinic, the band performs in a sight reading competition. For this, they are given a brand new, never before seen piece of music. They get five minutes to look through the music and figure it out (during this time, they are not allowed to play their instruments) before performing it for a different (fourth) judge. Bands receive their score based on the culmination of all performances and clinics. Scores range from Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent and Superior. The Raymond Grade 8 Concert Band band received Superior from every adjudicator including their sight reading.