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INSTRUMENTAL SECTION

Closing date for entries is 21st September 2022

AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO CLASS WINNERS

 

Performers may bring their own accompanist but an official accompanist is provided free of charge. Please indicate your preference on entry form.

If the official accompanist is required, COPIES OF OWN CHOICE PIECES MUST BE SENT WITH THE ENTRY FORM TO THE ENTRY SECRETARY (See page 3 for the address). Please mark the music with the entrant’s name, class and intended metronome mark. If a run through with the official accompanist prior to the festival would be helpful, please contact the entry secretary.

All Performers must bring a copy of the music being performed for the adjudicator. Photocopies will not be returned to performers. If playing from music, performers must play from the original score; performers playing from photocopies will not be permitted (See Rule 15 and Photocopying Regulations).

Grades indicate approximate ability level of the piece; repertoire does not need to be selected from current Exam syllabuses (but can be if you want!)

WOODWIND including recorder

Own Choice Solo – Grades are for ability guide

W1         Grades 1-2                                                          Max 2 mins         £5.00

W2         Grades 3-4                                                          Max 3 mins         £5.50

W3         Grades 5-6                                                          Max 5 mins         £6.00

W4         Grades 7-8                                                          Max 7 mins         £6.50

W5         Beyond Grade 8                                                Max 8 mins         £7.00

W6         Wind Duet, Trio                                                Max 4 mins         £6.00

                Any Woodwind instruments, with or without piano accompaniment

W7         Wind Quartet, Quintet, Sextet                  Max 5 mins         £7.00

 

BRASS

Own Choice Solo – Grades are for ability guide

B1           Grades 1-2                                                          Max 2 mins         £5.00

B2           Grades 3-4                                                          Max 3 mins         £5.50

B3           Grades 5-6                                                          Max 5 mins         £6.00

B4           Grades 7-8                                                          Max 7 mins         £6.50

B5           Beyond Grade 8                                                Max 8 mins         £7.00

B6           Brass Duet or Trio                                            Max 4 mins         £6.00

                Any Brass instruments, with or without piano accompaniment.

B7       Brass Quartet, Quintet, Sextet           Max 5 mins      £7.00

 

STRINGS

Own Choice Solo – Grades are for ability guide

S1           Grades 1-2                                                          Max 2 mins         £5.00

S2           Grades 3-4                                                          Max 3 mins         £5.50

S3           Grades 5-6                                                          Max 5 mins         £6.00

S4           Grades 7-8                                                          Max 7 mins         £6.50

S5           Beyond Grade 8                                                Max 8 mins         £7.00

S6           String Duet or Trio                                           Max 4 mins         £6.00

Any String instruments, with or without piano accompaniment.

S7           String Quartet, Quintet or Sextet             Max 5 mins         £7.00

 

UKULELE

Own Choice Solo

UK1        Popular Song Arrangement                         Max 3 mins         £5.00

UK2        Classical Solo Arrangement                         Max 3 mins         £5.00

UK3        Ukulele Ensemble                                           Max 4 mins         £7.00

Up to 30 performers, not including conductor. Musicians are responsible for bringing their own stands.

 

ENSEMBLES

2 or more instruments with/without piano accompaniment. Age refers to the oldest performer.

ME1       11 Years & Under            Own Choice        Max 4 mins         £5.00

ME2       12 – 18 Years                     Own Choice        Max 6 mins         £5.50

ME3       19+ Years                            Own Choice        Max 8 mins         £6.00

 

ANY OTHER SOLO INSTRUMENT

Unaccompanied

IN1         11 Years & Under            Own Choice        Max 4 mins         £5.00

IN2         12 – 18 Years                     Own Choice        Max 6 mins         £5.50

IN3         19+ Years                            Own Choice        Max 8 mins         £6.00

 

Accompanied with Piano/Recorded

IN4         11 Years & Under            Own Choice        Max 4 mins         £5.00

IN5         12 – 18 Years                     Own Choice        Max 6 mins         £5.50

IN6         19+ Years                            Own Choice        Max 8 mins         £6.00