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Section Guide and Performance Information

The aim of all sections in Concert Band Spectacular is to provide a performance opportunity for School/College Bands and Ensembles to perform in a competitive but supportive environment.

Concert Band Sections – (Primary and Secondary)

Performance Information

  • Repertoire should be contrasting, from a range of genres.
  • Total performance time is up to 10 minutes, with additional 5 minutes for setup.

Section Guidelines

  • Primary Concert Bands consist of students only from Grade 1 to Grade 6 inclusive.
  • Secondary Concert Bands may consist of students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 inclusive.
  • Concert Bands may include Guitars and Bass Guitars, Keyboards and/or other instruments if required as a substitute for those instruments usually found in a concert band.

Jazz/Stage Band Section

Performance Information

  • Repertoire should be contrasting.
  • Total performance time is up to 10 minutes, with additional 5 minutes for setup.

Section Guidelines

  • Jazz/Stage Bands may consist of students from Grade 1 to Grade 12 inclusive.
  • Jazz/Stage Bands may include a vocalist.

Ensemble Sections

Performance Information

  • Repertoire should be contrasting, from a range of genres.
  • Total performance time is up to 10 minutes, with additional 5 minutes for setup.

Section Guidelines

  • Ensembles should consist of primarily their section instruments. Accompaniment (eg. Piano, Drums), whether live or recorded is also permitted.

Please Note: All ensemble sections will be stand alone on the condition there are three or more entries into that section. If there are less than four entries, organisers reserve the right to combine these sections at their discretion. In the event of many entries in one ensemble section, organisers will strive to split the section into Primary/Secondary categories if appropriate.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All entries must be School/College Bands or Ensembles.
  • All competitors must be currently enrolled students at the school/college that they are representing.
  • The competition will not be graded with the exception of Primary or Secondary Band levels.
  • Each Concert Band or Ensemble is required to play two or three pieces of the conductor’s choice, you will be restricted by a time limit of 10 minutes performance time on stage.
  • For adjudication purposes, a copy of each score with numbered bars must be submitted on arrival to the venue, before the section begins.
  • Please note entry fees are non-refundable.
  • The adjudicator’s decision will be final.