School Bands – 2017

Section 195: Secondary School Bands

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 12, 18, 19 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Competitors must number first bars of each line of music submitted.
  3. Time limit 20 minutes. This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  4. Schools to arrange all percussion needs.
  5. A band may enter only one of ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ classes which are graded according to piece difficulty, ‘A’ being the most difficult. The Best of (or first place in an undivided class) winner of a ‘B’ or ‘C’ class one year are encouraged to move to the next level.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 195-01 – Secondary School Bands – Challenge

Fee: $137.00
Repertoire: Own choice of two selections of Level 5 difficulty or above from the Official NYSSMA Manual. All scores must be presented to the adjudicator’s secretary before the end of the morning session on the day of the competition. If either selection is deemed by the adjudicator not to be at the appropriate level of difficulty, the competitor will be disqualified. Adjudicators will select the one to be played. Should this class receive more than 7 entries, it will be divided between afternoon and evening sessions. In general, bands with the highest marks from the previous year’s competition will be heard in the evening.

Class 195-02 – Secondary School Bands “A”

Fee: $137.00
Ghost Train (1st mvt.) – Eric Whitacre (parts via Harknett. Scores via http://www.halleonard.com/)

Class 195-03 – Secondary School Bands “B”

Fee: $137.00
The Beethoven Machine – Michael Colgrass

Class 195-04 – Secondary School Bands “C”

Fee: $137.00
Blue Ridge Saga – James Swearingen

Class 195-05 – Secondary School Bands – March – “A”

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Minimum Level 4.

Class 195-06 – Secondary School Bands – March – “B”

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Minimum Level 3.

Class 195-07 – Secondary School Bands – March – “C”

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Minimum Level 2.

Class 195-08 – Secondary School Bands – Concerto

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of one mvt. of any Concerto for band. Solo by any instrument. Transcriptions permitted.

Class 195-09 – Secondary School Bands “A” – Canadian Composers

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of an original composition. It is suggested that competitors consult music dealers regarding publications by Canadian publishers such as Comprint, Eighth Note Publications, Jaymar Music Ltd., Northdale Press and the Canadian Music Centre.

Class 195-10 – Secondary School Bands “B” – Canadian Composers

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of an original composition by a Canadian Composer.
See 118-09.

Class 195-11 – Secondary School Bands – Canadian Composers – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of an original composition by a Canadian Composer.
See 118-09.

Class 195-22 – Secondary School Bands (4 years of Training or less)

Fee: $137.00
Own choice. Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-13 – Secondary School Junior Bands – Grade 10 and Under – Challenge

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two selections. All ‘A’ class Jr. Bands (Grs. 9 & 10) are eligible. Conductors’ scores of both selections must be presented to the adjudicator’s secretary before the end of the morning session on the day of the competition. Adjudicators will select the one to be played.

Class 195-14 – Secondary School Bands “A” – March – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march.
Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-15 – Secondary School Bands “B” – March – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march.
Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-16 – Secondary School Bands “C” – March – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march.
Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-17 – Secondary School Bands “A” – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Overture for Winds – Charles Carter

Class 195-18 – Secondary School Bands “B” – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Kenya Contrasts – William Himes (Curnow Music Press CMP 0154.97)

Class 195-19 – Secondary School Bands “C” – Gr. 10 & Under
Fee: $137.00
Strange Pursuit – Ralph Ford (Alfred)
Class 195-20 – Secondary School Bands – Gr. 10 & Under (2 years of Training or Less)

Fee: $137.00
Own choice. Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-21 – Secondary School Bands – Grade 9 – First Year of Training

Fee: $137.00
Own choice. Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-22 – Bands “A” – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Crystal Moon – Larry Clark (Carl Fischer)

Class 195-23 – Bands “B” – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Newfoundland Folk Song – Jim Duff (Alfred)

Class 195-24 – Bands “C” – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Court Festival (Bruce Pearson)

Class 195-25 – Bands “A” – March – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-26 – Bands “B” – March – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Arrangements accepted.

Class 195-27 – Bands “C” – March – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of a street or concert march. Arrangements accepted.

Section 196: Elementary & Interschool Bands

Section Notes

  1. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Bands are to be from any one school, except in 119-10.
  3. Time limit 25 minutes (or as specified).
    This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  4. Schools to arrange all percussion needs.
  5. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 196-01 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under – Challenge Class

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two selections. All ‘A’ class Jr. Bands (Gr. 8 and under) are eligible. Conductors’ scores of both selections must be presented to the adjudicator’s secretary before the end of the morning session on the day of the competition. Adjudicators will select the one to be played.

Class 196-02 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00
20 or more players; Please indicate how many years of training on the entry form..
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 196-03 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Fewer than 20 players; Please indicate how many years of training on the entry form. Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 196-04 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under – Canadian Composers

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of an original Canadian composition.
See 118-09.

Class 196-05 – Bands – Gr. 7 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Performance time limit 10 mins.

Class 196-06 – Bands – Gr. 6 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Performance time limit 10 mins.

Class 196-07 – Inter-School Bands – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Section 197: Elementary & Interschool Bands – Non-Competitive

Section Notes

  1. All classes in this section are Non-Competitive. No marks will be given, but adjudications will be received
  2. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  3. Bands are to be from any one school, except in 197-10.
  4. Time limit 25 minutes (or as specified). This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  5. Schools to arrange all percussion needs.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 197-01 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
20 or more players; over two years of training.
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 197-02 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Fewer than 20 players; over two years of training. Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 197-03 – Bands – Gr. 8 & Under – Canadian Composers – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of an original composition.
See 118-09.

Class 197-04 – Bands – Gr. 7 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Performance time limit 10 mins.

Class 197-05 – Bands – Gr. 6 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Minimum 6 players. Own choice of two contrasting selections. Performance time limit 10 mins.

Class 197-06 – Inter-School Bands – Grade 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Section 198: School Brass & Percussion Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 18 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Time limit 15 minutes (or as specified).
    This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  3. All classes choice of one or two contrasting pieces.
  4. 6-20 players unless otherwise noted.
  5. Piano not permitted.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 198-01 – Secondary School Brass Ensemble – Any Instrumentation

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-02 – Secondary School Brass Quintet

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-03 – Brass Quintet – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-17 – Brass Quartet – Gr. 10 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-04 – Secondary School Brass Quartet – Open

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-05 – Brass Ensemble – Any Instrumentation – Gr. 7, 8 & 9

Fee: $137.00

Class 198-06 – Brass Ensemble – Elementary Schools – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-07 – Brass Quintet – Gr. 8 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-08 – Secondary School Percussion Ensembles – Open

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-09 – Percussion Ensembles – Elementary Schools – Grade 9 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-10 – Brass Ensemble – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-11 – Brass Quintet – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-12 – Percussion Ensembles – Grade 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-13 – Brass Quartet – Third Year of Training

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-14 – Secondary School Brass Duet or Trio – Grades 9 & 10

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-15 – Secondary School Brass Duet or Trio – Grades 11 & 12

Fee: $58.00

Class 198-16 – Elementary School Brass Duet or Trio – Grades 7 & 8

Fee: $58.00

Section 199: School Woodwind Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 18 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Time limit 15 minutes (or as specified). This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  3. All classes own choice of one or two contrasting pieces.
  4. 6-18 players unless otherwise noted.
  5. Recorder Classes: see Section 86.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 199-01 – Secondary School Woodwind Ensemble – Any Instrumentation

Fee: $137.00
Use of French Horn optional.

Class 199-02 – Secondary School Woodwind Quartet

Fee: $58.00
Use of French Horn optional.

Class 199-03 – Woodwind Ensemble- Any Instrumentation – Grs. 7, 8 & 9

Fee: $58.00
Use of French Horn optional.

Class 199-04 – Woodwind Ensemble – Gr. 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00

Class 199-05 – Woodwind Quartet – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $58.00
Time limit 8 mins.

Class 199-06 – Woodwind Trio – Grade 8 & Under

Fee: $58.00
Time limit 8 mins.

Class 199-07 – Woodwind Ensemble – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00

Class 199-08 – Woodwind Quartet – Grade 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Time limit 8 mins.

Class 199-09 – Woodwind Trio – Grade 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $58.00
Time limit 8 mins.

Class 199-10 – Woodwind Quintet – Grade 12 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-17 – Woodwind Quintet – Grade 10 & Under

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-11 – Woodwind Trio/Quartet – Grade 9

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-12 – Woodwind Quintet – Grade 9

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-13 – Secondary School Woodwind Duet or Trio – Grades 9 & 10

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-14 – Secondary School Woodwind Duet or Trio – Grades 11 & 12

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-15 – Elementary School Woodwind Duet or Trio – Grades 7 & 8

Fee: $58.00

Class 199-16 – Secondary School Woodwind Quartet – Grades 9 & 10

Fee: $58.00

Section 200: School Ensembles – Mixed Instrumentation

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 18 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Time limit 15 minutes (or as specified). This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  3. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY unless otherwise noted
  4.  Instrumentation must be shown on entry form.
  5. Duets, trios & quartets should provide own music stands.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 200-01 – Secondary School Woodwind Ensembles

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of one or two selections. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-02 – Secondary School Ensembles – Mixed Instrumentation

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of one or two selections. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-03 – Secondary School Quintet – Mixed Instrumentation {“P}

Fee: $84.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-04 – Secondary School Quartet – Mixed Instrumentation (“P”)

Fee: $84.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-05 – Secondary School Trio – Mixed Instrumentation (“P”)

Fee: $58.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-06 – Secondary School Duet – Different Instruments – Piano Accompaniment

Fee: $58.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-07 – Secondary School Duet – Different Instruments – Without Piano Accompaniment

Fee: $58.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes.

Class 200-08 – Secondary School – Any Instrumentation – Own Composition

Fee: $137.00
A selection composed by a member of the school. The composer must be in attendance and may be part of the ensemble. Maximum 6 performers. Time limit 10 mins. Please note: It is mandatory to indicate on the entry form if a piano is required. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-09 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 7, 8 & 9

Fee: $137.00
Own choice of one or two selections.
Minimum performance time 5 minutes. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-10 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 8 & Under

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-11 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 6 Only

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-12 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 5 Only

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation. 6-18 PLAYERS ONLY

Class 200-13 – Elementary School Trio – Any Instrumentation

Fee: $58.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 10 mins.

Section 201: School Ensembles – Mixed Instrumentation – Non-Competitive

Section Notes

  1. All classes in this section are Non-Competitive. No marks will be given, but adjudications will be received.
  2. Refer to Rules 18 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  3. Time limit 15 minutes (or as specified). This includes assembly, tuning, warm-up and performance.
  4. 6-18 players unless otherwise noted.
  5. Instrumentation must be shown on entry form.
  6. Duets, trios & quartets should provide own music stands.
  7. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 201-01 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 8 & Under – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 201-02 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 8 & Under – First Year of Training – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 201-03 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 6 Only – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 201-04 – Instrumental Ensembles – Gr. 5 Only – Non-Competitive

Fee: $137.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 201-05 – Elementary School Trio – Any Instrumentation – Non-CompetitiveE

Fee: $84.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 10 mins.

Class 201-06 – Elementary School Duet – Any Instrumentation – Non-Competitive

Fee: $84.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 10 mins.

Section 202: School Instrumental Solos

Section Notes

  1. All entrants in this section must be studying the instrument in elementary or secondary school.
  2. This must be the only form of instruction. Students receiving private lessons are not eligible to compete in this section.
  3. Students are to enter these classes under the supervision of their elementary or secondary school teacher.
  4. Instrumentation must be shown on entry form.
  5. Max time limit: 10 minutes
  6. Music may be used.
Class 202-01 – Senior Secondary School Solo (Grades 11 and 12)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection.

Class 202-02 – Junior Secondary School Solo (Grades 9 and 10)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection.

Class 202-03 – Beginner Secondary School Solo (First year of playing)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection.

Class 202-04 – Senior Elementary School Solo (Third year of playing)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection.

Class 202-05 – Junior Elementary School Solo (Second year of playing)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection

Class 202-06 – Beginner Elementary School Solo (First year of playing)

Fee: $30.00
Any instrumentation.
Own choice of one selection.