74th Bathurst Eisteddfod
Bands and Ensembles
25 Aug 2019 to 14 Sep 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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Band and Ensembles Entry Guidelines and Rules:

a) Band/ensemble plans need to be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance date. Please include the group name and the conductor's name and contact details. 

b) Competitors in ALL sections must report to the Copies Table upon arrival to "Check In". This must be NO later than Fifteen Minutes prior to the commencement of the session. The Copies Table can be found inside the main door of both the Theatre and Hall.

c) Please check in at the copies desk upon arrival and confirm the arrival of your band/ensemble/choir etc no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session. Competitors who have not reported as present prior to the beginning of their section may be considered ineligible to perform. 

d) Music competitors are required to provide an Adjudicators copy of their sheet music, band chart etc to be performed to be handed in at the Copies Table. This must not contain any names of the competitors.

e) All music and scripts to be marked:    Competitor number and Section Number ONLY!

f)  Accompaniment backing tracks must also be submitted at the Copies Table.

g) The stage will be pre-set for the largest band /ensemble - please do not change the seating arrangements on the stage.

h) A drum kit, keyboard, keyboard stand, bass amp, keyboard amp, and percussion table will all be supplied. Band Directors will be contacted prior to the Eisteddfod to arrange the supply of any additional instruments required.

Please refer to the overall Entry Guidelines and General Rules of the Bathurst Eisteddfod. If you have any questions please email the Music Coordinator: bathursteisteddfod.music@gmail.com



ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 8/06/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
173 Mixed Instrumental Duo/Trio or Quartet     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 06/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Any combination of Instruments permitted.

Sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $12.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
174 Mixed Instrumental Duo/Trio or Quartet     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Any combination of instruments permitted.

Sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          HC Certificate          
175 Instrumental Ensemble     K-6

Session: 06/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

No vocalists or rock groups. 5 or more members.

Sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
177 Instrumental Ensemble     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

No vocalists or rock groups. 5 or more members

Sponsored by Bathurst East Rotary Club

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          HC Certificate          
178 Infants Percussion Ensemble     K-2

Session: 13/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Pre-recorded CD Music Accompaniment permitted. 5 or more members

Sponsored by Bathurst East Rotary Club

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
179 Special Classes Performance Group     K-6

Session: 12/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Pre-recorded CD music accompaniment is permitted. Medals will be awarded to all competitors.

Sponsored by Mrs Inez Funnell

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Medals          
183 String Ensemble     K-6

Session: 09/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 04:00

Piano accompaniment permitted only.

Sponsored by CKM Law

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
189 Beginner Concert Band     K-6

Session: 12/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Beginner / first year band students. Perform 2 pieces Grade .5 ONLY Timing will be paused in between pieces. Band plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to the performance date.

Sponsored by Marathon Health

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
196 Orchestra Group     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 6:30 PM    Time Limit: 15:00

Competitors must perform two contrasting pieces. Timing will be paused between pieces. Orchestra Plan MUST be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance with your group name and conductor`s name.

Sponsored by ITP -The Income Tax Professionals

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $250          2nd $100          3rd $50          HC Certificate          
197 Stage and Jazz Band     Primary/Lower Secondary Years 3-9

Session: 07/09/2019 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 10:00

Competitors must perform two contrasting pieces. Timing will be paused between pieces. Band Plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance with your group name and conductors name.

Sponsored by Marathon Health

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Bannerette + $80          2nd Bannerette + $50          3rd Bannerette + $30          HC Certificate          
176 Instrumental Ensemble     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 06/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

No vocalists or rock groups. 5 or more members.

Sponsored by Busby Medical Practice

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
180 Percussion Ensemble (Up to 20 Players)     K-6

Session: 13/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Pre-recorded CD Music accompaniment is permitted. 5 or more members up to 20.

Sponsored by Busby Medical Practice

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
184 String Ensemble     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 09/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Piano accompaniment permitted

Sponsored by Marathon Health

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
188 Entertainment Ensemble     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

Competitors perform one own choice song. Not intended for Concert bands or Stage bands. Mixed ensembles and rock bands are encouraged. Vocalists are permitted and a microphone will be supplied. This is designed to be a fun and entertaining section and the adjudicator will take this into consideration.

Sponsored by Barlow Property Services

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          HC Certificate          
190Grade 1 1/2 or below Intermediate Concert Band     K-6

Session: 12/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

This section is for Grade 1 and 1 1/2 pieces. Competitors perform two contrasting works. Timing will be paused in between pieces. Band plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to the performance date.

Trophies supplied by Nola & Ian Ramsey, sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Nola and Ian Ramsay Perpetual Trophy and Replica          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
192/193 Concert Band     Primary/Lower Secondary

Session: 12/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 12:00

Two contrasting works.Timing will be paused in between pieces. Combined section, adjudication will be done together but awarded for the separate sections.

Sponsored by Marathon Health

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Perpetual Trophy and Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
194 Band, Concert Band or Wind Band     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 6:30 PM    Time Limit: 15:00

Not intended for Stage/Jazz or Rock Bands.Competitors must perform two contrasting works. Timing will be paused between pieces. Band plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to the performance date. Please include your group name and conductors name.

Sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $500          2nd $200          3rd $100          HC Certificate          
198 Stage and Jazz Band     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 07/09/2019 2:00 PM    Time Limit: 12:00

Competitors must perform two contrasting pieces. Timing will be paused between pieces. Band Plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance with your group name and conductors name.

Sponsored by McIntosh McPhillamy & Co

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette + $100          2nd Bannerette + $60          3rd Bannerette + $40          HC Certificate          
181 Percussion Ensemble (Up to 20 Players)     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 07/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 06:00

NO pre-recorded music accompaniment permitted. 5 or more members up to 20.

Sponsored by Loxley House Family Practice

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
185 String Ensemble     Open

Session: 09/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 06:00

Piano accompaniment permitted.

Sponsored by Bathurst RSL Club

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          HC Certificate          
186 Entertainment Ensemble     K-6

Session: 06/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Competitors perform one own choice song. Not intended for Concert bands or Stage bands. Mixed ensembles and rock bands are encouraged. Vocalists are permitted and a microphone will be supplied. This is designed to be a fun and entertaining section and the adjudicator will take this into consideration.

Sponsored by Busby Medical Practice

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC Certificate          
187 Entertainment Ensemble     Secondary Years 7-12

Session: 06/09/2019 1:00 PM    Time Limit: 05:00

Competitors perform one own choice song. Not intended for Concert bands or Stage bands. Mixed ensembles and rock bands are encouraged. Vocalists are permitted and a microphone will be supplied. This is designed to be a fun and entertaining section and the adjudicator will take this into consideration.

Sponsored by Busby Medical Practice

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
191Grade 2 or above Premium Concert Band     K-6

Session: 12/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 12:00

This section is for Grade 2 and above pieces. Competitors perform two contrasting works. Timing will be paused in between pieces. Band plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to the performance date.

Sponsored by Marathon Health

Entries Closed
Entry: $15.001st Wendy Jenkins Perpetual Trophy + Replica          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
199 Stage and Jazz Band     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 6:30 PM    Time Limit: 15:00

Competitors must perform two contrasting pieces. Timing will be paused between pieces. Band Plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance with your group name and conductors name.

Sponsored by McIntosh McPhillamy & Co

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $250          2nd $100          3rd $50          HC Certificate          
172 Mixed Instrumental Duo/Trio or Quartet     K-6

Session: 06/09/2019 10:00 AM    Time Limit: 04:00

Any combination of instruments permitted.

Sponsored by CKM Law

Entries Closed
Entry: $11.001st Bannerette          2nd Bannerette          3rd Bannerette          HC Certificate          
182 Percussion Ensemble (Up to 20 Players)     Open

Session: 07/09/2019 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

No pre-recorded music accompaniment allowed. 5 or more members up to 20.

Sponsored by Bathurst Eisteddfod Society

Entries Closed
Entry: $28.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          HC Certificate          
195 Orchestra Group     Secondary Years 7-12

Time Limit: 12:00

Competitors must perform two contrasting pieces. Timing will be paused between pieces. Band Plan must be emailed to the Music Coordinator one week prior to your performance with your group name and conductors name.

Sponsored by the Scots School and All Saints' College

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st Bannerette + $100          2nd Bannerette + $60          3rd Bannerette + $40          HC Certificate