71st Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Band/Orchestra
07 Sep 2021 to 13 Sep 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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INSTRUMENTAL - GROUPS

Adjudicator: Cathie Neil, Brisbane

PLEASE CHECK FOR CHANGES IN 2020  

RULES & CONDITIONS

Note General Rule 14: Performance must remain on stage, upstage of the proscenium.

1. DEFINITIONS OF BANDS

  • Concert Band – a balanced ensemble of mainly woodwind, brass and percussion instruments as per score - usually a large group.
  • Symphony Orchestra - a full string section plus a proportional number of woodwinds, brass & percussion instruments – usually a large group.
  • String Orchestra – an ensemble consisting mostly of strings. May include percussion.
  • Stage Band small group of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a rhythm sectionThe rhythm section may include any keyboard, an electric or an acoustic guitar, an electric or an acoustic bass and a drum kit. A vocalist may be included.
  • Primary - Level 1.5 & over repertoire 
  • Beginner – Level 1 and under repertoire.
  • A Grade – Level 3 and above repertoire.
  • B Grade – Level 2.5 and under repertoire.
2. DEFINITIONS OF ENSEMBLES
  • Percussion Ensemble – a combination of tuned and untuned percussion instruments ONLY.
  • Mixed Ensemble – Combination of any instrument excluding percussion, unless the score dictates. No amplified or electric instruments are allowed.
  • No backing track or accompaniment.
3. ENSEMBLES, BANDS, ORCHESTRAS
a  No member of one Group or Ensemble will be permitted to perform with another Group or Ensemble in the same Section, unless playing a different instrument.
b. Any Group or Ensemble entered as a School Group or Ensemble shall consist solely of current bonafide students of the class/school named.
c. No music stand banners allowed
d2 representatives from each group to remain backstage for adjudication

4. OWN CHOICE 

a. Sheet music must be submitted to the Registrar on the day of performance, before commencement of Session as per General Rule 3.
b. The same item must not be performed more than once by the same competitor in the current Eisteddfod. 

5. STAGE PLAN  A completed stage plan for ensembles, bands & orchestras must be submitted with Own Choice .

6. PROVIDED INSTRUMENTS FOR ENSEMBLES, BANDS AND ORCHESTRAS
To avoid backstage congestion, and Limit set-up time for bands, the following percussion instruments 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

Stage Band Instruments – 1 electric piano /keyboard and 1 rhythm and 1 bass amp

7. TIME LIMITS  Time limits will be strictly enforced.

AWARDS
  • Most outstanding Instrumental Item.
  • Choir or Group attaining highest marks in any Discipline



ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7/06/2021 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
159 Concert Band A Grade Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members; Level 3 & above repertoire

The Stan Newman Trophy donated by FOTT

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members; Level 2.5 & under Repertoire

Donated by the Vasilescu Family

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Minimum 12 members. Level 1.5 & above repertoire.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Minimum 12 members; Level 1 or under repertoire.

Donated by House of Champions (Aust)

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members; vocalist permitted

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members; percussion optional (if in score) Level 3 & over repertoire.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members. Percussion optional (if in score). Level 2.5 & under repertoire.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Minimum 12 members ; excluding percussion & electric/amplified. Level 1.5 & above repertoire.

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

Time Limit: 04:00

Minimum 12 members. No percussion or electric/amplified instruments. Level 1 & under repertoire.

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 12 members

The John Fulton Trophy

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
169 Australian Traditional Folk Band Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 05:00

Minimum 6 members; refer www.wongawillicolonialdance.org.au/pAge/MusicBookResources; No electric/amplified,piano or vocals. Costumes encouraged; Medley of tunes can be played

Donated by 4th Sunday Australian Traditional Folk Music Group

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
170 Australian Traditional Folk Band Group     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Minimum 6 members; refer www.wongawillicolonialdance.org.au/pAge/MusicBookResources; No electric/amplified,piano or vocals. Costumes encouraged; Medley of tunes can be played.

Donated by 4th Sunday Australian Traditional Folk Music Group

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