74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Instrumental
03 Sep 2024 to 09 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 INSTRUMENTAL RULES & CONDITIONS 

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ADJUDICATOR: Warwick Tyrell, Brisbane

DIGITAL PIANO ADJUDICATOR: Mirek Galezynski, Yamaha

  1. DEFINITIONS OF BANDS
  • Concert Band 13 to 80 performers: A balanced ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Acoustic string/electric bass, as per score, optional. No piano or keyboard.
  • 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. No piano or percussion.
  • Stage Band13 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.
  5. Level must be noted on Adjudicator’s copy.
  1. DEFINITION OF ENSEMBLES
  1. 6 to 12 performers
  2. Percussion Ensemble:combination of tuned and untuned percussion instruments only. No piano or keyboard.
  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. DIGITAL PIANO

       A Yamaha Clavinova will be supplied by the Keyboard Shop for the use of all competitors.

       Familiarisation and practice times prior to the Eisteddfod can be arranged with The Keyboard Shop. Usage of various features on the Clavinova is encouraged to enhance the                  performance.

        A piece cannot be played if also performed in any other Piano section.

       Copies of music scores are not required for any Digital Piano Sections but Chairperson Forms x 2 must be submitted (1 for Adjudicator).

  1. DUO/TRIO/QUARTET/QUINTET
  1. A competitor may compete TWICE in a section if playing a different instrument in each.
  2. No conductor.
  1. ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT SOLO: Any instrument other than Bowed Strings, Brass, Piano or Woodwind.

    A looper pedal (own amp) is allowed for an electric guitar with a 2 minute time limit to create layers.

  1. OWN CHOICE

      All Instrumental sections are Own Choice.

  1. CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE:

       A serious composition with artistic merit excluding jazz or popular idiom. Music from any century is acceptable.

  1. ACCOMPANIMENT

       Piano accompaniment or Piano only MP3 Backing Track may be used for Solo sections.

       No backing track allowed for Championship.

      J S Bach Any Instrument Solo: Unaccompanied with the exception of piano accompaniment for Sonatas.

  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 18 & Under 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)

  1. PIANO SECTIONS

       An upright piano will be provided for all age Solo Sections.

       A Grand Piano will be provided for the JS Bach Solo and the Instrumental Championship only.

INSTRUMENTAL AWARDS

INSTRUMENTAL BURSARY & PIANO BURSARY

Any Townsville competitor age 15 to 18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential. Must have competed in the relevant Championship.

AWARDS:

  • Most outstanding Instrumental Item
  • Most outstanding Band or Orchestra
  • Most promising Pianist age 13 to 18
  • Most promising Pianist age 12 & u
  • Most promising String student age 13 to 18
  • Most promising String student age 12 & u
  • Most promising Brass student
  • Most promising Woodwind student age 12 & u
  • Most promising Woodwind student age 13 to 18
  • Young Accompanist Encouragement age 25 & u
    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
    Age 15 to 18
    101 Instrumental Championship other than Piano Solo     Age 15 to 18

    Time Limit: 06:00

    Classical. Must compete Age Solo on same instrument.

    The Carmel Carey Trophy

    Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
    102 Piano Championship Solo     Age 15 to 18

    Time Limit: 06:00

    Classical. Must compete in a Piano Solo section

    Donated by Adrian & Janine Gabrielli

    Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
    Age 16 to 18
    103 Classical Piano Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by the Davis Family

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 14 & 15
    104 Classical Piano Solo     Age 14 & 15

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Lyn Burney

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13
    105 Classical Piano Solo     Age 13

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Margaret & Tony Fitzgerald

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12
    106 Classical Piano Solo     Age 12

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    The Shirley Schmidt Trophy

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 11
    107 Classical Piano Solo     Age 11

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by New Park Suit Hire & Menswear

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10
    108 Classical Piano Solo     Age 10

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by St Margaret Mary’s College

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 9
    109 Classical Piano Solo     Age 9

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Kathleen & Pat Ryan

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 8
    110 Classical Piano Solo     Age 8

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Frances Huntington OAM

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 7 & Under
    111 Classical Piano Solo     Age 7 & Under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    J & A’s Quality Concreting Pty. Ltd.

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 18
    112 J.S. Bach Piano Solo     Age 13 to 18

    Time Limit: 06:00

    Own Choice

    The Daphne Riordan Trophy

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    113 J.S. Bach - Any Instrument other than Piano Solo     Age 13 to 18

    Time Limit: 06:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Grant & Lyn Withey

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 16 to 18
    114 Popular Piano Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Christine Pulverenti

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 15
    115 Popular Piano Solo     Age 13 to 15

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 11 & 12
    116 Popular Piano Solo     Age 11 & 12

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10 & Under
    117 Popular Piano Solo     Age 10 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 18
    118 Piano by Australian Composer Solo     Age 13 to 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Carol Dall'Osto

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & Under
    119 Piano by Australian Composer Solo     Age 12 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    The Pat Olivero Trophy

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 18 & Under
    120 Piano Duet     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Tauman's Paint Townsville

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & Under
    121 Piano Duet     Age 12 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    The Joan Kippin Trophy

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10 & Under
    122 Piano Duet     Age 10 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Adrian & Janine Gabrielli

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 18
    123 Senior Digital Piano Championship Solo     Age 13 to 18

    Time Limit: 06:00

    Own Choice; Any style; Must compete in Age Solo

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
    Age 12 & Under
    124 Junior Digital Piano Championship Solo     Age 12 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice; Any style; Must compete in Age Solo

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
    Age 16 to 18
    125 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 14 & 15
    126 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 14 & 15

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & 13
    127 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 12 & 13

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10 & 11
    128 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 10 & 11

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 8 & 9
    129 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 8 & 9

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 7 & Under
    130 Digital Piano (Not Classical) Solo     Age 7 & Under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 16 to 18
    131 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 05:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 14 & 15
    132 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 14 & 15

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & 13
    133 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 12 & 13

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10 & 11
    134 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 10 & 11

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 8 & 9
    135 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 8 & 9

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 7 & Under
    136 Digital Piano (Classical) Solo     Age 7 & Under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice

    Donated by Yamaha Music Australia & The Keyboard Shop

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 16 to 18
    137 Bowed Strings Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by the Varnes Family

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 15
    138 Bowed Strings Solo     Age 13 to 15

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Dave & Sue South

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 11 & 12
    139 Bowed Strings Solo     Age 11 & 12

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Christine Pulverenti

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 10 & Under
    140 Bowed Strings Solo     Age 10 & Under

    Time Limit: 02:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by the Patrick Family

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 18
    141 Brass Solo     Age 13 to 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Townsville Citizens Brass Band Assoc Inc

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & Under
    142 Brass Solo     Age 12 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Brass Music Specialists

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 16 to 18
    143 Woodwind excluding Recorder Solo     Age 16 to 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Dion Griggs

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 13 to 15
    144 Woodwind excluding Recorder Solo     Age 13 to 15

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Angelene Bourne Woodwind & Brass

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 12 & Under
    145 Woodwind excluding Recorder Solo     Age 12 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by the Hinds Family

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 18 & Under
    146 Recorder Solo     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    Donated by Janet Askern

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    147 Any Other Instrument Solo     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Own Choice Piano Backing track or piano accompaniment allowed

    The Max Newitt Trophy

    Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Year 7 to Age 18
    148 Instrumental Duo     Year 7 to Age 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by Serenata

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    149 Instrumental Trio     Year 7 to Age 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by Glencore

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    150 Instrumental Quartet/Quintet     Year 7 to Age 18

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by Pimlico State High School Music Support Group

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Year 6 & Under
    151 Instrumental Duo     Year 6 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by Calvary Christian College

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    152 Instrumental Trio     Year 6 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by Glencore

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    153 Instrumental Quartet/Quintet     Year 6 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    All instruments excl Electrical or Amplified instruments; Only 1 Piano available - must be part of group.

    Donated by the Cutler Family

    Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
    Age 18 & Under
    154 Percussion Ensemble Group     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    6-12 members; conductor optional, no piano

    Donated by St Patrick's College

    Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
    155 Mixed Ensemble Group     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    6-12 members; conductor optional; no elecric or amplified instruments

    Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
    156 Guitar Ensemble Group     Age 18 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    6-12 members; conductor optional; electric bass optional

    Donated by the Sanders Family

    Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
    Year 6 & Under
    157 Percussion Ensemble Group     Year 6 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    6-12 members; conductor optional; No piano

    Donated by Noel Price

    Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
    158 Mixed Ensemble Group     Year 6 & Under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    6-12 members; conductor optional; no elecric or amplified instruments

    Donated by St Margaret Mary’s College

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