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Orchestras and Bands – Classes 220 to 240

Class 220 – Orchestras – Open

Open (see regulation 3) to orchestras (which must include strings) ineligible for classes 224-226.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 15 minutes.

 

Class 221 – Orchestras A

Open (see regulation 3) to orchestras (which must include strings) ineligible for classes 224-226

and not performing in classes 218, 220, 222 and 223.

Test Piece: As for class 220.

 

Class 222 – Orchestras B

Open (see regulation 3) to orchestras (which must include strings) ineligible for classes 224-226

and not performing in classes 218, 220, 221 and 223.

Test Piece: As for class 220, but the total playing time must not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 224 – School Orchestras A

For orchestras (which must include strings with any combination of woodwind, brass and percussion

instruments) from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 216-218. Apart from the

conductor, no other adult may participate. The A M Ross Memorial Trophy Certificate may be

awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 15 minutes.

 

Class 225 – School Orchestras B

For orchestras (which must include strings with any combination of woodwind, brass and percussion

instruments ) from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 216-218, 224, 226 and 227.

Secondary school orchestras may include pupils from associated primary schools who regularly

participate in the ensemble. Apart from the conductor, no other adult may participate.

Test Piece: As for class 224, but the total playing time must not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 226 – Primary School Orchestras

For orchestras (which must include strings) from a primary school (see regulation 9) not performing

in class 214, 216 and 218. Apart from the conductor, no other adult may participate.

Test Piece: As for class 224, but the total playing time must not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 227 – School String Orchestras

For string orchestras from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 216-218, and 226.

Apart from the conductor, no other adult may participate.

Test Piece: As for class 224.

 

Class 228 – Concert Bands – Open

Open (see regulation 3) to concert bands ineligible for classes 230 and 231.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 229 – Concert Bands A

Open (see regulation 3) to concert bands ineligible for classes 230 and 231 and not performing in

class 228.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 230 – School Concert Bands A

For concert bands from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 216-218. The James

L McAdam Memorial Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48). Apart from the conductor,

no other adult may participate.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 231 – School Concert Bands B

For concert bands from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 214-218 and 230.

Secondary school bands may include pupils from associated primary schools who regularly

participate in the ensemble. Apart from the conductor, no other adult may participate.

Test Piece: As for class 230 but the total playing time must not exceed 10 minutes.

 

Class 233 – Brass Bands – Open

Open (see regulation 3) to brass bands ineligible for class 235.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 12 minutes.

 

Class 237 – Jazz Bands – Open

Open (see regulation 3) to jazz bands ineligible for class 239.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which must include an element of

improvisation and may be arranged to suit the performer’s resources. The piece(s)

selected may be of any duration provided that the total playing time does not exceed

12 minutes.

 

Class 238 – Jazz Bands A

Open (see regulation 3) to jazz bands ineligible for class 239 and not performing in class 237.

Test Piece: As for class 237.

 

Class 239 – School Jazz Bands

For jazz bands from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 216-218. Apart from the

conductor or leader, no other adult may participate. The James L McAdam Memorial Trophy

Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: As for class 237.

 

Class 240 – Wind Orchestras and Bands

Open (see regulation 3) to bands ineligible for classes 228-235 and 237-239, and not performing in

any other class.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music which may be arranged to suit the

performer’s resources. The piece(s) selected may be of any duration provided that

the total playing time does not exceed 12 minutes.

 

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