Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2017
Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands
03 Sep 2017 to 09 Sep 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)


FREEMASONS VICTORIA
FESTIVAL OF STRINGS & BANDS

 

VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat.

Adjudicators: Rob McWilliams, Stuart Brownely, Jo Heaton to be advised


SECTION CHAIR: Ric Dunlop
ASSISTED BY: Brian McLnnes

Our appreciation is extended to Freemasons Victoria for their support.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
To be read in conjunction with General Conditions.

1.        The Conductor is NOT to play with his or her orchestra or group. Open age sections and Stage Band sections excepted

2.        In sections that have a maximum number of players specified, not more than 2 players may be inter changed between items, but the maximum number of players must not be exceeded on stage at any time.

3.         Competitors not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5).

4.         Own accompanist must be provided. (See General Rule 5.1).
Acoustic musiconly permitted.

5.         If warm-up room is notavailable, bands allowed 5 minutes warm up on stage.

6.         Band must remain in position set, prior to rise of curtain.

7.         Percussion ensembles MUST use equipment supplied but may add to existing list.

8.        In Concert Bandsection 830, 831, 832, 833, 834 schools may choose the section they enter. Section 834 is only open to bands that play at an elite level. A selection process for this section will take place. Players must be currently attending the school for which they enter.  Age limit 20 years.  Schools may interchange no more than 6 players between two groups.  i.e. 6 players may play for a Junior Band and a Senior Band in two sections or Junior or Intermediate, or Intermediate and Senior, etc.  Small schools that have difficulty in forming a band may combine with neighbouring schools, but this combined band must practise at least weekly during the year.

ANY SCHOOL NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE RULE MAY NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM.

All musical directors must ensure that when submitting their scores that instruments not present as marked on the score are to be blacked out for the entirety of that score. All scores presented “should” be double side printed.  The head of music from each school must submit a signed declaration that competing students are currently attending the school for which they are competing.

9          COPYRIGHT
For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded,adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competiton/freemasons-festival-of-strings-and-bands/ ,forms can also be found and downloaded from this link.

Two copies of music for adjudicators required in 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 854, 855 and 856 each copy MUST have a Copyright Declaration Form attached to the front.

All entrants must present copies of pieces to be played for Concert Band and String Orchestra sections to the Registration desk at least 15 minutes before they attend the warm up room on the day of the Competitions. (We no longer need copies in advance).         
Competitors must have on stage during their performance an original set of the music that they are playing.  (Copyright law)
            Copiesof your music for the adjudicator/s must have all of the bars numbered.

10.       Competitors MUST submit Instrumental Pre-registration forms by Friday 3 June 2016. The PROGRAMME DETAILS FORM and the STAGE PLAN AND EQUIPMENT FORM., must be submitted by       
            Friday, 15 July 2016. For additional informatin refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/freemasons-festival-of-strings-and-bands/

11.      V.C.E. Students may enter more than once in aVCE solo section as long as they play a  different instrument for each entry.  Instrument to be played must be included on each entry form.  Where VCE Groups may enter more than once in a VCE group section the same instrument may be played.  Teachers are permitted to playin this section.  A detailed list of all percussion instruments provided will be sent to all schools and available on our website.  Ensemble competitors will not be permitted to substitute any of the supplied instruments with their own, but may add to the kit if necessary. Note that VCE entries will be run as per VCAA Guidelines.

12.       TIMING. All competitors will be timed as per the maximum time limit mentioned in each section. Excess performance of more than 2 minutesmay result in exclusion from receiving a prize/award. The decision will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.

13.      All bands, orchestras or combinations of more than 12, players must provide ONE set up person responsible for the stage set up per item played.

14.      EXEMPTION FROM PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
Any Concert Bandsthat wish to play a major work may apply for an exemption of their performancecriteria relating to both parts of section 833 the Senior Concert Bands sectiononly. For applications to be considered performance time must be a minimum of 15 minutes. Requests must be forwarded in writing with a copy of the score no later than Friday 15 July, 2016. Schools must choose from the lists provided, but are advised to carefully select their pieces and ensure special condition 14 is adhered to.

15.     Schools must choose sections they enter carefully to ensure that in the opinion of the adjudicators there is no advantage andeven competition is conducted.

16..    NOVICE A novice band is made up of beginning students who have been learning their instrument no longer than 18 months
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17.     Stage Bands: 1 solo microphone is available duringstage bands for use.
PLEASE NOTE: Sound levels will not be monitored or adjusted during performances. Schools are to indicate the use of this microphone on their instrument list provided for each performance.

18      Audience
School educational groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $2 per student, may be part of the audience,providing they are effectively supervised and attired in School Uniform.  Students that are playing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session.  Prior arrangement for these education group bookings must be made with the RSSS office

19.     Age limit will be deemed as at the 1stJanuary of the current year.

20.    In sections where there are two adjudicators, one will prepare a written critique, whilst the other will provide a recorded comment.









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ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 28/04/2017 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
20 Years and Under
830 FINE MUSIC BEGINNING CONCERT BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Groups to play (a) one set piece (refer to Royal South Street website, Festival of Bands & Strings) and (b) own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Open to beginning students who have had no longer than 18 months learning their instrument. Vouchers gift of Fine Music.

Entry: $127.001st Voucher & Plaque ($100)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($75)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($50)          
831 FINE MUSIC JUNIOR CONCERT BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Groups to play (a) one set piece (refer to Royal South Street website, Festival of Bands & Strings), and (b) own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music.

Entry: $152.001st Voucher & Plaque ($150)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($75)          
832 FINE MUSIC INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Groups to play (a) one set piece (Refer to Royal South Street website, Festival of Bands & Strings) ), and (b) own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music.

Entry: $177.001st Voucher & Plaque ($200)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($150)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          
833 FINE MUSIC ADVANCED CONCERT BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Groups to play (a) one set piece (refer to Royal South Street website, Festival of Bands & Strings), and (b) own choice/s, except where exemption has been granted. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Vouchers gift of Fine Music.

Entry: $202.001st Voucher & Plaque ($300)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($200)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          
Open
834 PETERA CLAMP MEMORIAL SHIELD FOR "PREMIER GRADE" CONCERT BANDS Group      Open

This section is only open to Bands that play at an elite level. A maximum number of bands in this section will not exceed six. Choice of repertoire made for this section must be above the standard of section 833. Bands that enter this section must download and submit the additional form from our website at http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/instrumental This form and information MUST be submitted hard copy to The Royal South Street Office by no later than the 3rd May for scrutiny by a representative of Royal South Street and a nominated adjudicator. Definitely no "LATE ENTRIES" to this section will be accepted. If a band is not selected to play in 834 they will automatically be entered into Section 833. All Schools that enter this section will be advised as soon as possible which section they qualify for. There is "NO SET" repertoire and bands to play own selection/s. Any combination of Instruments (wholly brass combinations excluded). Time limit: Maximum 30 Minutes, Minimum 22 Minutes. The winning band will have their name engraved on the Petera Clamp Memorial Shield. The shield will remain the property of Royal South Street.

Entry: $252.001st Plaque + $1000          2nd Plaque + $750          3rd Plaque + $450          
20 Years and Under
835 FUTURE MUSIC - AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR NOVICE OR JUNIOR STAGE BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Time Limit refers to on stage time

Entry: $52.001st Voucher & Plaque ($450)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($150)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($75)          
836 FUTURE MUSIC - AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR INTERMEDIATE STAGE BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. Intended for bands who have an appropriate balance and can perform above novice or junior band level, but not at an advanced level. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Time Limit refers to on stage time

Entry: $62.001st Voucher & Plaque ($675)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($200)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          
837 ROTARY CLUB OF BALLARAT SOUTH PRIZE FOR ADVANCED STAGE BANDS Group      20 Years and Under

Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Time limit refers to on stage time.

Entry: $82.001st Voucher & Plaque ($450) + $400          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($200) + $250          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($150) + $150          
838 D'ADDARIO AREA Orchestra     20 Years and Under

To be comprised of players from any number of schools in a particular area or district. Two or more contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 20 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). Vouchers and Plaques gift of D'Addario Australia.

Entry: $152.001st Voucher & Plaque ($300)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($200)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          
19 Years and Under
839 JOHN CHENERY NOVICE PERCUSSION Ensemble     19 Years and Under

Min 4 players. Max 14 players. For this percussion section, a novice ensemble is defined as a group of young and/or junior players who are not at a senior standard. If only 4 players they all must play percussion instruments. Other non-percussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. .B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to be amplified to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Other Instruments may be used only to give a percussion sound. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one month before date of competition. The John Chenery Novice Shield will remain the property of RSSS.

Entry: $32.001st Shield + $100          2nd $50          3rd $25          
840 JOHN CHENERY SENIOR PERCUSSION Ensemble     19 Years and Under

Min 4 players, Max 14 players. Time Limit Maximum: 15 Minutes. Other non-percussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. N.B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one week before date of competition. The John Chenery Shield will remain the property of RSSS.

Entry: $52.001st Shield + $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          
842 INSTRUMENTAL Ensemble     19 Years and Under

Minimum number 5 players. Open to all types of instruments.

Entry: $27.001st Plaque + $50          2nd Plaque + $30          3rd Plaque + $20          
849 SMALL INSTRUMENTAL Group      19 Years and Under

(2 - 5 Players). Acoustic music only.

Entry: $27.001st Plaque + $30          2nd Plaque + $25          3rd Plaque + $15          
VCE Students Only
851 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E STUDENTS CLASSICAL/TRADITIONAL Ensemble     VCE Students Only

This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units Teachers are permitted to play in this section.

Entry: $27.001st Plaque + $50          2nd Plaque + $30          3rd Plaque + $20          
852 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E STUDENTS ROCK Ensemble     VCE Students Only

This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes

Entry: $27.001st Plaque + $50          2nd Plaque + $30          3rd Plaque + $20          
853 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E STUDENTS JAZZ Ensemble     VCE Students Only

This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section.

Entry: $27.001st Plaque + $50          2nd Plaque + $30          3rd Plaque + $20          
18 Years and Under
854 D'ADDARIO NOVICE STRING Orchestra     18 Years and Under

Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players) At least two contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 10 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). Vouchers and Plaques gift of D'Addario Australia.

Entry: $42.001st Voucher & Plaque ($150)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($50)          
855 D'ADDARIO JUNIOR STRING Orchestra     18 Years and Under

Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players) At least two contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). Vouchers and Plaques gift of D'Addario Australia.

Entry: $42.001st Voucher & Plaque ($150)          2nd Voucher & Plaque ($100)          3rd Voucher & Plaque ($50)          
20 Years and Under
856 D'ADDARIO SENIOR STRING Orchestra     20 Years and Under

Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players) At least two contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). Vouchers and Plaques gift of D'Addario Australia.

Entry: $42.001st Voucher          2nd Voucher          3rd Voucher          
Open
857 JAZZ COMBO CONTEST Group      Open

Minimum 5 players, Maximum 15 players. Open to any type of Jazz Combo. Vocal soloists may be included. Scores for this section are not required. The emphasis is on musical entertainment through improvisation. Music to be own choice.

Entry: $42.001st $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          
Under 21 Years
858 PETER MARTIN JAZZ Solo     Under 21 Years

Solo instrument with solo accompanist or solo accompanist backing tape. Competitors may choose to play unaccompanied. Two pieces to be played, one not over 80 crotchets (Ballad), and one not under 120 crotchets. A chord chart must be submitted at registration. Free jazz is not permitted. The Peter Martin Memorial Shield will be remain the property of RSSS.

Entry: $22.001st Perpetual Trophy + $150          2nd $75          3rd $50