72nd Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Band/Orchestra
06 Sep 2022 to 12 Sep 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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INSTRUMENTAL RULES & CONDITIONS  CHECK FOR CHANGES

  

ADJUDICATOR: Greg Aitken, Brisbane

  1. DEFINITIONS OF BANDS
  • Concert Band 13 to 80 performers: a balanced ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Acoustic string or electric bass, as per score, optional.
  • Symphony Orchestra 13 to 80 performers: a full string section plus a proportional number of woodwinds, brass & percussion instruments.
  • String Orchestra 13 to 80 performers : an ensemble of stringed instruments.
  • Stage Band 13 to 30 performers: Saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section. The rhythm section may include any keyboard, an electric or an acoustic guitar, an electric or an acoustic bass and a drum kit.
  • Band/Orchestra Classification
  1. Primary Band:  Level 1.5 & above repertoire.
  2. Beginner Band/ Beginner String Orchestra: Level 1 & under repertoire. Piano accompanist optional.
  3. A Grade: Level 3 & above repertoire.
  4. B Grade: Level 2.5 & under repertoire.
  1.     DEFINITION OF ENSEMBLES
  1. Mininum 6 & Maximum 12 performers
  2.  Percussion Ensemble:  combination of tuned and untuned percussion instruments only.
  3. Mixed Ensemble: combination of any instruments. Percussion & piano, as per score, optional - must be played by a member of the ensemble.  
  4. Guitar Ensemble: acoustic guitars only plus optional bass guitar.
  5. No backing track or accompaniment.
  6. Conductor optional.                                                                             
  1. ENSEMBLES, BANDS, ORCHESTRAS
  1. No member of one Ensemble will be permitted to perform with another Group or Ensemble in the same Section, unless playing a different instrument.
  2.  Any Group or Ensemble entered as a School Group or Ensemble shall consist solely of current bonafide students of the class/school named.
  3. No music stand banners allowed.
  1. OWN CHOICE 

      All Instrumental sections are Own Choice.

  1. STAGE PLAN for Ensembles, Bands & Orchestras
       A completed stage plan (from last pages of Entry Book) must be submitted.

      Percussion will be pre-set, as shown on Stage Plan, & not moved, even if not using, for Bands & Symphony Orchestras.


  1. INSTRUMENTS PROVIDED FOR ENSEMBLES, BANDS AND ORCHESTRAS

      To avoid backstage congestion, and limit set-up time for bands, the following will be available at the Theatre. All Groups are requested not to bring these instruments:

      4 pedal timpani                       1 snare drum and stand          1 orchestral bass drum

      1 pair orchestral crash cymbals                       1 bass drum (small size for primary school Groups)    

      1 suspended cymbal   1 glockenspiel and stand        1 drum kit         1 xylophone   1 marimba

       1 vibraphone

      Stage Band: 1 electric piano /keyboard and 1 rhythm and 1 bass amp

      Guitar Ensemble:  I bass amp (if needed.


     AWARDS:

  • Choir or Group attaining highest marks in any Discipline

 




ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6/06/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
160 Concert Band A Grade Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 max 80 members; Level 3 & above repertoire

The Stan Newman Trophy donated by FOTT

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
161 Concert Band B Grade Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 2.5 & under Repertoire

Donated by the Vasilescu Family

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
162 Concert Band Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 1.5 & above repertoire.

Donated by Adrian & Janine Gabrielli

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
163 Beginner Concert Band Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 1 or under repertoire. Piano accompanist optional.

Donated by Arties Music

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
164 Stage Band Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 Max 30 members; vocalist optional

Donated by The Mayor of the City of Townsville

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
165 String Orchestra A Grade Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 3 & over repertoire.

Donated by Friends of Music at Southern Cross Catholic College

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
166 String Orchestra B Grade Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 2.5 & under repertoire.

Donated by Arties Music

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
167 String Orchestra Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Level 1.5 & above repertoire.

Donated by Townsville & District State Schools Music Council

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
168 Beginner String Orchestra Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Min 13 Max 80 members; Piano accompanist optional. Level 1 & under repertoire.

Donated by McDonald Leong Lawyers

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
169 Symphony Orchestra Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Min 13 Max 80 members

The John Fulton Trophy

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC