Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 92nd Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
BRASS BAND COMPETITION
27 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

BRASS BANDS CONTEST 2017


Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May 2017


BENDIGO SOUTH EAST COLLEGE THEATRE, ELLIS STREET, BENDIGO.


Conducted by Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. in conjunction with the Victorian Bands League and the Bendigo and District Bands Group


JUNIOR, SCHOOL & CONCERT BANDS - Saturday 28th May

OPEN, A, B, C, D & Unclassified BRASS BANDS - Sunday 29th May


BRASS ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 28th APRIL 2017


ADJUDICATOR:  TBA.


BRASS BANDS CONTEST CONDITIONS

  1. RULES: All rules of the Victorian Bands League (VBL) will be strictly enforced.The latest version of the VBL contest rules are available on the VBL website at http://www.vbl.org.au/publication/rules . It is a condition of entry that all competitors agree to be bound by these rules.
  2. REGISTRATION OF BANDS: All bands that wish to compete at the Bendigo Eisteddfod must be registered with the VBL or another recognised Australasian Band Association.
  3. REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS: All individuals that compete on stage at the Bendigo Eisteddfod must be registered with the VBL by Friday 12th May 2017 to compete in this contest. Go to https://www.vbl.org.au/membership for more information on registering individuals.
  4. CONTEST DECLARATIONS & PLAYER LISTS: A signed Contest Declaration and Player List form must be submitted to the VBL by Friday 12th May 2017.  These forms can be found at https://www.vbl.org.au/publications/forms-fees .
  5. ADJUDICATOR’S SCORES: One copy of each item to be played must be forwarded directly to the Victorian Bands League,  2/157 Hyde St., Yarraville. 3013 by Friday 5th May 2017.
    1. All bars to be numbered.
    2. No Band identification and no distinguishing marks are permitted.
    3. Bands will be permitted to submit photocopies. Photocopies will not be returned to the Band to comply with copyright rules.
  6. PROGRAM NOTES & STAGE PLANS: Each Band must provide a synopsis of their program for the Chairperson to use when announcing the Band.
  7. A stage plan to assist with the placing of the band on stage should also be provided.
    These items should both be sent to the Music Coordinator at: musicbendigo@bigpond.com by Friday 19th May 2017.
  8. TIME LIMITS: Maximum combined playing time must not exceed twenty-five minutes.
  9. EXCEEDING TIME LIMITS: A band exceeding the time limit shall have ten (10) points deducted from their aggregate score.
  10. BANDS PLAYING IN OTHER GRADES:  Open grade bands may compete in the grade immediately above their current grade provided that the band also competes in its own grade at the same contest. 
  11.  Junior grade bands may also compete in Open  D Grade, provided that the band also competes in its own grade at the same contest.
  12.   REPETITION OF ITEMS:  No band is permitted to play an item in more than one section at any contest.
  13. ENTRIES: Entries must be made online at http://www.stardom.com.au or by clicking on the Stardom link on the Bendigo Competitions website: http://www.bendigocomps.org.au . Correct entry fees must accompany each entry, which must include title/s for all Music being performed. Cheques, or money orders for all entries are to be made payable to the Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. Please forward cheques to Music Coordinator, P.O. Box 177 Bendigo 3552.



ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 28/04/2017 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
BB100 A GRADE BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music - own choice - a Major Work and two (2) contrasting Concert Items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $95.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB120 B GRADE BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music - own choice - a Major Work and two (2) contrasting Concert Items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $95.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB140 C GRADE BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music - own choice - a Major Work and two (2) contrasting Concert Items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $95.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB160 D GRADE BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music - own choice - a Major Work and two (2) contrasting Concert Items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $95.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB180 CONCERT BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music: a selection of three own choice items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $95.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB200 JUNIOR GRADE BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music:a selection of three own choice items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $70.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB220 SCHOOL BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music: a selection of three own choice items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $70.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          
BB240 Open Bands non VBL members. BANDS     

Time Limit: 25:00

This section is available to any Band (Brass, Concert, Stage or String) whether members of the VBL or not affiliated with the VBL. A portion of the entry fee will be paid to the VBL. Bands must adhere to stipulated time limits. The total playing time is not to exceed 25 minutes. Music - a selection of three (3) own choice items. Bands must provide the Adjudicator with one score with all bars numbered for each piece that is performed.

Entry: $155.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy