2024 Border District Eisteddfod
Instrumental
21 May 2024 to 24 May 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CHORAL AND VOCAL MUSIC - RULES AND REGULATIONS 2024


  1. Every care will be taken for competitors’ safety, but the Committee will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by any competitor and or damage to property during the Eisteddfod.
  2. By entering the Border District Eisteddfod, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as outlined in this 2024 Schedule.
  3. Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by the correct entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable unless cancelled by the Committee or there is an error in the program.
  4. Requests for sections to be heard at particular times are to be either given in writing/emailed to the committee or can be made through Stardom when processing the entry. The committee will endeavour to accommodate requests however no alterations will be made once the program is complete.
  5. Age is determined as of 1st January, 2024. The committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age.
  6. In the individual solo sections, competitors may enter only once per section.
  7. In duo and trio sections, competitors may perform twice in these sections with different partners in any one section. In duo & trios, the eldest performer must enter the relevant age section.
  8. All vocal solos, duets, and character songs are own choice, but must be songs suitable to the age group. Choice of song will be taken into consideration.
  9. The preferred method of accompaniment for all vocal and choral sections is a pianist. The official accompanist’s details are listed above. If using an electronic accompaniment, competitors must make prior arrangements with the Music Committee.
  10. Time limits must be observed. An item may be shorter than the limit but not exceed it. To meet time limits, excerpts of verses are acceptable and repeats may be omitted from music. Timing is from when competitors enter the stage until they leave it (includes set-up and pack-up time).
  11. The Border District Eisteddfod (BDE) holds an Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) license that covers the public performance of all copyright musical works at this event. In 2017, a new licensing scheme was introduced to all eisteddfods. It is based on a per entry rate of 90c (ex GST) and has been included in the entry fee for performers. BDE also has an arrangement with the Australian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) that allows entrants to photocopy an original piece of sheet music for adjudicators. An entrant may supply the adjudicator with an unlicensed copy of the piece provided that (a) the original is used by the entrant for performance or held at the venue for inspection and (b) the Executive Committee or its delegate destroys the copy immediately after the adjudication. A Declaration form is to be filled in and handed in with the adjudicator copy. Forms can be downloaded from this website. Entrants must perform from original published editions of music unless prior permission has been obtained from the copyright owner.
  12. Competitor’s names and/or photographs may be used for promotional or marketing purposes. Should this not be appropriate, the Eisteddfod Committee MUST be notified. This can be done online when submitting entries.
  13. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  14. Unless specifically invited by the adjudicator, contact with the adjudicator must not be made directly by teachers, competitors or parents.
  15. Adjudicator comment sheets can be obtained from the table in the foyer.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR CHORAL SECTIONS


SECTIONS 1-4, 6,7, 9, 10: To present two (2) contrasting pieces as follows:

(a) Sections 1 & 2: Pieces should be contrasting and sung in unison or counterpoint. Total time limit for performance is 6 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

(b) Sections 3 & 4: Pieces should be contrasting and sung in unison or in two parts. Total time limit for performance is 8 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

(c) Sections 6, 7,  9 & 10: Pieces should be contrasting. One song must be in at least 2 parts and the other unison with optional descant. Total time limit for performance is 10 minutes. This includes getting on and off the stage.

SECTIONS 5, 8, 11: One piece from a stage musical or musical movie. Use of choir risers is optional. Performance should include elements of music, facial and body expression and simple choreography. Costumes and props are optional and some dialogue is allowed, however, the performance should be predominantly a musical item.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 22/03/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
027 Small Instrumental (may include voice as an instrument) Group (3 - 12 players)     Primary Age

Time Limit: 08:00

Groups to perform one or more pieces providing the total performance is within the time limit, including getting on and off the stage. Music choices should attempt to demonstrate contrast and style variation.

Entry: $25.00
028 Instrumental (Bands, Orchestra, String Ensembles, etc.) Group (13 players or more)     Primary Age

Time Limit: 08:00

Groups to perform one or more pieces providing the total performance is within the time limit, including getting on and off the stage. Music choices should attempt to demonstrate contrast and style variation.

Entry: $25.00
029 Small Instrumental (may include voice as an instrument) Group (3 - 12 players)     Secondary Age

Time Limit: 12:00

Groups to perform two contrasting pieces with total time (including setup) to be no more than 10 minutes.

Entry: $25.00
030 Instrumental (Bands, Orchestra, String Ensembles, etc.) Group (13 players or more)     Secondary Age

Time Limit: 12:00

Groups to perform two contrasting pieces with total time (including setup) to be no more than 10 minutes.

Entry: $25.00
031 Small Instrumental (may include voice as an instrument) Group (3 - 12 players)     Open

Time Limit: 12:00

Groups to perform two contrasting pieces with total time (including setup) to be no more than 10 minutes.

Entry: $25.00
032 Instrumental (Bands, Orchestra, String Ensembles, etc.) Group (13 players or more)     Open

Time Limit: 12:00

Groups to perform two contrasting pieces with total time (including setup) to be no more than 10 minutes.

Entry: $25.00
033 Australian Composition any instrument (includes voice) Solo (may include voice)     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

A solo performance (accompaniment optional) of a piece composed by an Australian.

Entry: $10.00
034 Australian Composition any instrument (includes voice) Solo (may include voice)     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

A solo performance (accompaniment optional) of a piece composed by an Australian.

Entry: $10.00
035 Australian Composition any instrument (includes voice) Solo (may include voice)     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

A solo performance (accompaniment optional) of a piece composed by an Australian.

Entry: $10.00
036 Australian Composition any instrument (includes voice) Solo (may include voice)     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

A solo performance (accompaniment optional) of a piece composed by an Australian.

Entry: $10.00
037 Australian Composition any instrument (includes voice) Solo (may include voice)     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

A solo performance (accompaniment optional) of a piece composed by an Australian.

Entry: $10.00
038 Fewer than 12 months tuition - Strings (including guitar) Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Must be 12 Years & Under and is not eligible for the Ivy Marsh and Lilian Paulsen Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
039 String (includes Guitar) Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that string solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Guitar is also eligible to enter the Set Piece Accompaniment in sections 77-80.

Entry: $10.00
040 String (includes Guitar) Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that string solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Guitar is also eligible to enter the Set Piece Accompaniment in sections 77-80.

Entry: $10.00
041 String (includes Guitar) Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that string solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Guitar is also eligible to enter the Set Piece Accompaniment in sections 77-80.

Entry: $10.00
042 String (includes Guitar) Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that string solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer. Guitar is also eligible to enter the Set Piece Accompaniment in sections 77-80.

Entry: $10.00
043 String (includes Guitar) Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that string solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
044 Fewer than 12 months tuition - Woodwind, Brass or Percussion Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Must be 12 Years & Under and is not eligible for the Mac Anderson Trophy.

Entry: $10.00
045 Woodwind (includes Recorder) Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that woodwind solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
046 Woodwind (includes Recorder) Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that woodwind solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
047 Woodwind (includes Recorder) Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that woodwind solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
048 Woodwind (includes Recorder) Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that woowind solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
049 Woodwind (includes Recorder) Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that woowind solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
050 Brass Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that brass solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
051 Brass Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that brass solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
052 Brass Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that brass solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
053 Brass Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that brass solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
054 Brass Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that brass solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
055 Percussion Solo     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that percussion solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
056 Percussion Solo     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Please note that percussion solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
057 Percussion Solo     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Please note that percussion solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
058 Percussion Solo     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Please note that percussion solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
059 Percussion Solo     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Please note that percussion solos are also eligible in sections 33-37 - Composition by an Australian composer.

Entry: $10.00
060 Instrumental Duet     9 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Any Combination of Instruments excluding Piano, Keyboard and Voice. Competitors may enter more than once if performing with a different instrument or different partner. Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
061 Instrumental Duet     12 Years & Under

Time Limit: 02:00

Any Combination of Instruments excluding Piano, Keyboard and Voice. Competitors may enter more than once if performing with a different instrument or different partner. Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
062 Instrumental Duet     15 Years & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Any Combination of Instruments excluding Piano, Keyboard and Voice. Competitors may enter more than once if performing with a different instrument or different partner. Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
063 Instrumental Duet     18 Years & Under

Time Limit: 04:00

Any Combination of Instruments excluding Piano, Keyboard and Voice. Competitors may enter more than once if performing with a different instrument or different partner. Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00
064 Instrumental Duet     Open

Time Limit: 06:00

Any Combination of Instruments excluding Piano, Keyboard and Voice. Competitors may enter more than once if performing with a different instrument or different partner. Age category is determined by the oldest performer.

Entry: $15.00