ENSEMBLES SYLLABUS

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Classes in the 2019 Ensembles Section will be scheduled in either the Woodwind & Brass or the Strings Section, according to the types of entry received.

We would like to draw your attention to the Music Man Project class (420), which is specifically for those with a learning difficulty who enjoy making music as a group. The class is the idea of David Stanley, who is the inspiration for the Music Man Project (for more details of this amazing project please go to www.themusicmanproject.co.uk).

Audience admission for the Music Man Project Class is free of charge.

DUETS, ENSEMBLES, BANDS, ORCHESTRAS etc.
WHERE COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS ARE INVOLVED

Adjudicator: as appropriate to the composition of the class

ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO COMPETITORS FROM ANY DISTRICT

RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENTS are NOT PERMITTED in this Section

COPIES OF OWN CHOICE must be provided for the Adjudicator (failure to do so may result in a loss of marks). The Music Publishers Association has recently issued a revised code of practice on copying copyright works:

“When an Own Choice work is selected from a publication containing several different works and which is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of an adjudicator at a competition or festival provided that the competitor or participant has already purchased his/her own copy and that the copy made is retained and destroyed immediately after the event. The accompanist should always be given a printed copy.”

400 SCHOOL ORCHESTRA 11 yrs & under
The Committee Shield
Any combination of strings, recorders, wind and percussion.
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

401 SCHOOL ORCHESTRA 18 yrs & under
The Shoeburyness High School Shield
Any combination of strings, recorders, wind and percussion.
Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes

402 JUNIOR CONCERT BAND 11 yrs & under
Any combination of wind, brass & percussion.

Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes

403 MELODY ENSEMBLE WITH PERCUSSION 11 yrs & under
Own choice.
Melody to be played by any combination of instruments (wind, brass, strings, percussion), supported by rhythmic percussion. Piano/keyboard accompaniment optional. Time limit 15 minutes

404 CONCERT BAND – Amateurs only Any age
The Music for Pleasure Shield
Any combination of instruments. Own choice. Time limit 15 minutes

405 CONCERT ENSEMBLE Any age
The Joy Family Award for Concert Ensemble
Any combination of 3 or more players, one to a part. Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

406 CHAMBER MUSIC – Amateurs only Any age
The Southend-on-Sea Chamber Music Club
Challenge Cup and Cash Prize Time limit 10 minutes
Any combination of 3 or more players, one player to a part. Original chamber music instrumentation, no arrangements. Not conducted. Own choice. There is no objection to the same player performing in more than one ensemble

415 FAMILY CLASS
The Eileen Greaves Trophy for Family Class
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes
This class is open to members of the same family or household. Duets, trios, quartets or groups composed of any number of participants may be entered and may be vocal or instrumental or a combination of both. Standard of work will be taken into consideration.

420 GROUP MUSIC MAKING Any age
The Music Man Project Cup
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes
For those with a learning disability who enjoy making music in a group. Any combination of instruments may be used – including voices. Your group may be led by one or more helpers.

**AUDIENCE ADMISSION TO THE MUSIC MAN PROJECT IS FREE**
PLEASE COME ALONG TO SUPPORT AND ENJOY THE PERFORMANCES

For details of The Music Man Project, please refer to their website: www.themusicmanproject.co.uk

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