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Stage Band Awards

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Vocal Ensemble Awards

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Small Jazz Combo

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City of Mount Gambier Stage Band Awards Rules

  1. Each band must perform the SET PIECE, BALLAD OF OWN CHOICE & OWN CHOICE
  2. Band warm up areas will be provided prior to performance time.
  3. Band performance times:
    Division 1 – 30 minutes
    Division 2 – 25 minutes
    Division 3, 4, 4+ & 5 – 20 minutes (This time is for quick set up and tune up only not warm up)
  4. Adjudication penalty for any band’s performance time exceeding the time limit, will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.
  5. The musical director and players of each band must not change any notation by pitch or rhythm of their choice of ballad.
  6. All dynamics must remain as originally scored.
  7. Bands may show their individual interpretation and creative style during their own choice” performance only.
  8. The adjudicators will pay particular attention to correct articulation and phrasing, intonation, ensemble balance and blend, soloists, rhythm section groove. The main objective is for each ensemble to play each separate selection in the correct style it has been written.
  9. The adjudicators will be selecting players from Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the “Superbands.”
  10. Adjudicators will be selecting players from Division 1 for Future Finalists
  11. All bands will receive a constructive assessment of their performance with suggestions on how to rectify any problem areas. You will also be provided with a recording of your performance before you leave for your trip home.
  12. There must be no more than 20 musicians on stage for Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4 bands and no more than 25 musicians for Division 4+ and Division 5 at any one time. The only interchange of band members between divisions that is permissible, is from the lower division band to a higher division band, unless a consensus of approval is reached by Music Directors involved in the participating division.
  13. Judging will be made up of the following for Stage Bands
  • SET PIECE  /100
  • BALLAD /100
  • OWN CHOICE /100
  • TOTAL SCORE /300 POINTS

ANZ Vocal Ensemble Award Rules

Each ensemble must perform the SET PIECE and an OWN CHOICE PIECE.

 

  • Division 1 (Large) may choose an a cappella or accompanied own choice piece. This division is for ensembles with 7 or more members
  • Division 1 (Small) own choice piece can be performed with either a single instrument accompaniment or a backing track, or a cappella. This division is for ensembles with 4, 5 or 6 members only.
  • Division 2 own choice piece must be a cappella. This division is for ensembles with 7 or more members
  • Open Small: may choose an a cappella or accompanied own choice piece. This division is for ensembles with 4,5 or 6 members only.
  • Division 3 own choice piece can be performed with either a single instrument accompaniment or a backing track, or a cappella. This division is for ensembles with 7 or more members
  • Division 4 own choice piece can be performed with either a single instrument accompaniment or a backing track, or a cappella. This division is for ensembles with 7 or more members

 

  1. Own Choice songs must be sufficiently jazzy to be considered appropriate entries. If you are at all unfamiliar with the jazz genre, or are in any doubt about your chosen piece you can contact the Co-ordinator of the Vocal Ensemble Awards, Naomi Crellin naomi@idea.com.au, to confirm your selection will not jeopardise your adjudication results.
  2. Vocal ensemble warm up areas will be provided prior to performance time.
  3. Each ensemble has a total of ten minutes in which to enter the stage, perform their two pieces, and exit the stage. Adjudication penalty for any vocal ensemble’s performance time exceeding the time limit will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.
  4. Any changes to the set piece scores must be approved by the composer, marked on your score and provided to the adjudicators. Any changes to the own choice scores must be clearly marked on the scores provided to the adjudicators.
  5. All ensembles will receive a constructive assessment of their performance with suggestions on how to rectify any problem areas.
  6. Adjudication will be made up of the following
  • SET PIECE  /100
  • OWN CHOICE /100
  • TOTAL AVERAGE SCORE /200 POINTS