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Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2019 COMPETITIONS Entries Open Monday 18th March 10am Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 26 April ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. OFFICE-BEARERS Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Deputy: Sheree Chevalier Secretary: Michael Porter Board of Management Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren Ron Harrington OAM Karen Daniel Virginia Wise Andrea Brown (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mrs. D. Harrington Mrs. L. Harvey

Mr. E. T. Lewis Mr. R. Matthews Mr. B. McInnis Mr. L. Harvey

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Table of Contents Page

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Cover

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Opening and Closing Dates

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Office bearers

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Table of Contents

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat

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Special Conditions

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Schedule

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2019 Tentative Timetable Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society reserve the right to make changes at any stage.

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

29th July – 2nd August

Celebrating Chopin

4th August

Schimmel Pianoforte

5th – 7th August

Speech & Drama

8th – 16th August (excluding 10th & 11th)

Victorian Band’s Championships

17th – 18th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-Final

19th August

Contemporary Vocal

19th – 24th August

Choral Competition

25th – 27th August

Classical Vocal

28th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final

26th August

Instrumental Solos

30th August & 8th September

Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings

31st August & 2nd - 7th September

RACV Goldfields Resort The Arts for All

9th, 10th & 11th September

Showbiz Cinemas Mi Sound

11th - 13th September

Herald Sun Aria

13th & 14th September

Energetiks Dance Competition

16th September - 5th October

Herald Sun Aria Grand Final

23rd October

Commbank Calisthenics Competition

7th October – 2nd November

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers who advertise in the schedule and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the accommodation providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you.       

RACV Goldfield Resort Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre Ballarat BreakAway Accommodation Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments Quest Serviced Apartments

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FREEMASONS VICTORIA FESTIVAL OF BANDS & STRINGS VENUE: Her Majesty Theatre, Lydiard St, Ballarat SECTION CHAIR: Brain McInnis Our appreciation is extended to Freemasons Victoria for their support. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. 1.

The Conductor is NOT to play with his or her orchestra or group. Open age sections and Stage Band sections accepted.

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In sections that have a maximum number of players specified, not more than 2 players may be interchanged between items, but the maximum number of players must not be exceeded on stage at any time.

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Competitors not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5).

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Own accompanist must be provided. (See General Rule 5.1). Acoustic music only permitted.

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If warm-up room is not available, bands allowed 5 minutes warm up on stage.

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Band must remain in position set, prior to rise of curtain.

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Percussion ensembles MUST use equipment supplied but may add to existing list.

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In Concert Band section 830, 831, 832, 833, 834 schools may choose the section they enter. Section 834 is only open to bands that play at an elite level. A selection process for this section will take place. Players must be currently attending the school for which they enter. Age limit 20 years. Schools may interchange no more than 6 players between two groups. i.e. 6 players may play for a Junior Band and a Senior Band in two sections or Junior or Intermediate, or Intermediate and Senior, etc. Small schools that have difficulty in forming a band may combine with neighbouring schools, but this combined band must practise at least weekly during the year. ANY SCHOOL NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ABOVE RULE MAY NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM.

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All musical directors must ensure that when submitting their scores that instruments not present as marked on the score are to be blacked out for the entirety of that score. All scores presented “should� be double side printed. The head of music from each school must submit a signed declaration that competing students are currently attending the school for which they are competing. 9.

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COPYRIGHT For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/freemasons-festival-of-strings-andbands/ Two copies of music for adjudicators required in 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 854, 855 and 856 All entrants must present copies of pieces to be played for Concert Band and String Orchestra sections to the Registration desk at least 15 minutes before they attend the warm up room on the day of the Competitions. (We no longer need copies in advance). Competitors must have on stage during their performance an original set of the music that they are playing. (Copyright law) Copies of your music for the adjudicator/s must have all of the bars numbered Competitors MUST submit Instrumental Pre-registration forms by Friday, June 28th. The PROGRAMME DETAILS FORM and the STAGE PLAN AND EQUIPMENT FORM must be submitted by Friday, July 13th. For additional information refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/freemasonsfestival-of-strings-and-bands/

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V.C.E. Students may enter more than once in a VCE solo section as long as they play a different instrument for each entry. Instrument to be played must be included on each entry form. Where VCE Groups may enter more than once in a VCE group section the same instrument may be played. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. A detailed list of all percussion instruments provided will be sent to all schools and available on our website. Ensemble competitors will not be permitted to substitute any of the supplied instruments with their own, but may add to the kit if necessary. Note that VCE entries will be run as per VCAA Guidelines.

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TIMING. All competitors will be timed as per the maximum time limit mentioned in each section. All time limits are ON STAGE TIME. (Time starts when programme commences and concludes at the end of the performance). Excess performance of more than 2 minutes may result in exclusion from receiving a prize/award. The decision will be at the discretion of the adjudicator.

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All bands, orchestras or combinations of more than 12, players must provide ONE set up person responsible for the stage set up per item played.

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EXEMPTION FROM PERFORMANCE CRITERIA Any Concert Bands that wish to play a major work may apply for an exemption of their performance criteria relating to both parts of section 833 the Senior Concert Bands section only. For applications to be considered performance time must be a minimum of 15 minutes. Requests must be forwarded in writing with a copy of the score no later than Friday, July 12th Schools must choose from the lists provided, but are advised to carefully select their pieces and ensure special condition 14 is adhered to.

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Schools must choose sections they enter carefully to ensure that in the opinion of the adjudicators there is no advantage and even competition is conducted.

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NOVICE: A novice band is made up of beginning students who have been learning their instrument no longer than 18 months.

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Stage Bands: 1 solo microphone is available during stage bands for use. PLEASE NOTE: Sound levels will not be monitored or adjusted during performances. Schools are to indicate the use of this microphone on their instrument list provided for each performance.

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AUDIENCE School educational groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $2 per student, may be part of the audience, providing they are effectively supervised and attired in School Uniform. Students that are playing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session. Prior arrangement for these education group bookings must be made with the RSSS office.

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Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

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In sections where there are two adjudicators, one will prepare a written critique, whilst the other will provide a recorded comment.

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Stage bands in 835, 836 & 837 who exceed the time limit will cease to be adjudicated and have 5 points deducted at that point in time. An additional 5 points will be deducted for every 2 minutes over from then on

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CONCERT BANDS Symphony Orchestras please enter section 838 Area Orchestra (FESTIVAL OF STRINGS & AREA)

Vouchers donated by Fine Music

830 FINE MUSIC BEGINNING CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 10 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece (see Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands). and (b) Own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded). Open to beginning students who have had no longer than 18 months learning their instrument. Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First $100 Voucher & Plaque; Second $75 Voucher & Plaque; Third $50 Voucher & Plaque Entry $180 831 FINE MUSIC JUNIOR CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 12 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece (see Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands). and (b) Own choice/s. Any combination of instruments (wholly brass combination excluded).Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First $200 Voucher & Plaque; Second $150 Voucher & Plaque; Third $100 Voucher & Plaque. Vouchers donated by Fine Music Entry $200 832 FINE MUSIC INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 18 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece (see Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands). and (b) Own choice/s. The definition of a Concert Band on the Victorian School Music Festival website applies http://www.vsmf.com.au/ Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First $200 Voucher & Plaque; Second $150 Voucher & Plaque; Third $100 Voucher & Plaque. Vouchers donated by Fine Music. Entry $230 833 FINE MUSIC ADVANCED CONCERT BANDS Time Limit: 20 Minutes. Groups to play (a) One set piece (see Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands). and (b) Own choice/s, except where exemption has been granted. The definition of a Concert Band on the Victorian School Music Festival website applies http://www.vsmf.com.au/ Vouchers gift of Fine Music. First $300 Voucher & Plaque; Second $200 Voucher & Plaque; Third $100 Voucher & Plaque. Vouchers donated by Fine Music. Entry $260

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EXEMPTION FROM PERFORMANCE CRITERIA Any Concert Bands that wish to play a major work may apply for an exemption of their performance criteria relating to both parts of Section 833 the Senior Concert Bands section only. For applications to be considered performance time must be a minimum of 15 minutes. Requests must be forwarded in writing with a copy of the score no later than Friday, July 13th

834 PETERA CLAMP MEMORIAL SHIELD FOR “PREMIER GRADE� CONCERT BANDS This section is only open to bands that play at an elite level. The maximum number of bands in this section will not exceed six. Choice of repertoire made for this section must be above the standard of section 833. Bands that enter this section must download and submit the additional form from our website at http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/instrumental This form and information MUST be submitted hard copy to The RSSS Office by no later than the Friday, July 12th for scrutiny by a representative of Royal South Street and a nominated adjudicator. Definitely no "LATE ENTRIES" to this section will be accepted. If a band is not selected to play in 834 they will automatically be entered into section 833. All schools that enter this section will be advised as soon as possible which section they qualify for. There is "NO SET" repertoire and bands to play own selection/s. The definition of a Concert Band on the Victorian School Music Festival website applies http://www.vsmf.com.au/ Time Limit: Minimum 22 Minutes, Maximum 30 Minutes. The winning band will have their name engraved on the Petera Clamp Memorial Shield. The shield will remain the property of Royal South Street. First $1000 & Trophy, Second $750 & Plaque; Third $450 & Plaque. Entry $310 Two adjudicators will be appointed for these sections refer to Special Condition 8

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STAGE BANDS Three or more bands must be entered in any one division for that division to be conducted and prizes offered. Not more than 20 players, 20 years and under. This rule will be strictly enforced (Wholly brass combinations excluded) Two or more contrasted numbers to be played. Individual bands may enter one division only. PLEASE READ SPECIAL CONDITION 8 in association with this section. Schools may choose the division to enter, ensuring that in the opinion of the adjudicators a “no-advantage” and even competition is conducted. 835 FUTURE MUSIC – AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR NOVICE OR JUNIOR STAGE BANDS Time Limit: 15 Minutes (on stage). Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. First Trophy + New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second Plaque + $200 Voucher. Third Plaque + $150 Voucher. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $80 836 FUTURE MUSIC – AURALIA & MUSITION PRIZE FOR INTERMEDIATE STAGE BANDS Time Limit: 20 Minutes (on stage). Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. Intended for bands who have an appropriate balance and can perform above novice or junior band level, but not at an advanced level. First Trophy plus New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second $200 Voucher & Plaque Third $100 Voucher & Plaques Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $90 837 ROTARY CLUB OF BALLARAT SOUTH PRIZE FOR ADVANCED STAGE BANDS Time Limit: 25 Minutes (on stage). Bands need to present a varied program of contrasting styles, must include one swing piece and one ballad. First Shield & Plaque plus + New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, Plaque + $150 Voucher ; Third Plaque + $100 Voucher. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Prizes donated by Ballarat South Rotary Club. Entry $120 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Bands and Strings Competition Schedule

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839 JOHN CHENERY NOVICE/JUNIOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 4 players, Maximum 14 players. Refer to Special Condition 15 for definition of novice. Time Limit: Maximum 12 Minutes. If only 4 players they all must play percussion instruments. Other non-percussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. N.B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to be amplified to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Other Instruments may be used only to give a percussion sound. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one month before date of competition. First Shield & Plaque; Second & Third Plaques. Entry $70 The John Chenery Novice Shield will remain the property of RSSS.

840 JOHN CHENERY SENIOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 4 players, Maximum 14 players. Time Limit: Maximum 15 Minutes. Other non-percussion instruments are permitted, providing, keyboard or bass guitar is only accompanying the ensemble. N.B: The ensemble must provide proper cables and plugs with a current test and tag certificate. Schools must supply a list of electronic equipment to RSSS one month prior to the competition. Please submit a list of instruments to be played to Royal South Street one week before date of competition. First Shield & Plaque; Second & Third Plaques Entry $90 The John Chenery Shield will remain the property of RSSS.

842 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under “New Rule” Minimum 5 players. Time Limit: 10 Minutes Open to all types of instruments. Each ensemble is allowed a teacher in a supporting role only. First Trophy, Second Plaque; Third Plaque Entry $50 Trophy & plaques kindly donated by Lauris Knight in memory of Laurie Rowland

847 SENIOR INSTRUMENTAL GROUP 19 Years and Under “New Rule” (2-5 Players) Acoustic music only. Each group is allowed a teacher in a supporting role only. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First Trophy, Second Plaque; Third Plaque Entry $40

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848 INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL GROUP 19 Years and Under “New Rule” (2-5 Players) Acoustic music only. Each ensemble is allowed a teacher in a supporting role only. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First Trophy Second, Plaque; Third, Plaque. Entry $50

849 NOVICE INSTRUMENTAL GROUP 19 Years and Under “New Rule” (2-5 Players) Acoustic music only. Each ensemble is allowed a teacher in a supporting role only. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First Trophy; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $50

851 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E. STUDENTS Classical/Traditional ENSEMBLE This section is for one or more students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First $50 + Plaque; Second $30 + Plaque; Third $20 + Plaque Entry $50

852 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E. STUDENTS Rock ENSEMBLE This section is for one or more students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes First $50 + Plaque; Second $30 + Plaque; Third $20+ Plaque Entry $50

853 T.E. BYRNE MEMORIAL V.C.E. STUDENTS Jazz ENSEMBLE This section is for one or more students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Teachers are permitted to play in this section. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes First $50 + Plaque; Second $30+ Plaque; Third $20 + Plaque Entry $50

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FESTIVAL OF STRINGS & AREA ORCHESTRAS Vouchers generously provided by D’Addario 838 D’ADDARIO AREA ORCHESTRA To be comprised of players from any number of schools in a particular area or district, 20 years and under. Two or more contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 20 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). Vouchers and plaques gift of D’Addario Australia. First $300 Voucher & Plaque; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $210

854 D’ADDARIO NOVICE STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasted numbers. Time Limit: 10 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). First $150 Voucher & Plaque; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $65

855 JUNIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasting numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). First, $150 Voucher & Plaque; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $65

859 INTERMEDIATE STRING ORCHESTRA 20 years & Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasted numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). First $150 Voucher & Plaque; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $65

856 SENIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 20 Years and Under Strings only. A piano, percussion or guitar may be used in accompaniment. (Not less than 10 players). At least two contrasted numbers. Time Limit: 15 Minutes Maximum (which can include an optional 4 minutes on stage tuning time). First, $200 Voucher & Plaque; Second Plaque; Third Plaque. Entry $65 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Bands and Strings Competition Schedule

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JAZZ FESTIVAL 857 JAZZ COMBO CONTEST Open Minimum 5 players, Maximum 15 players. Open to any type of Jazz Combo. Vocal soloists may be included. Scores for this section are not required. The emphasis is on musical entertainment through improvisation. Music to be own choice. Time Limit: 15 Minutes. First Trophy, 2nd & 3rd Plaques Entry $65 858 PETER MARTIN JAZZ SOLO Under 21 Years Solo instrument with solo accompanist or solo accompanist backing tape. Competitors may choose to play unaccompanied. Two pieces to be played, One not over 80 crotchets beats per minute (ballad), and one not under 120 crotchets beats per minute. A chord chart must be submitted at registration. Free jazz is not permitted. Time Limit: 8 Minutes Replica and plaques kindly donated by the Ballarat Jazz Club First, $150, Perpetual Trophy & Replica; Second, $75 & Plaques; Third, $50 and Plaques. Entry $40

Mrs Mary Batten Memorial Prize An encouragement prize of $50 will be awarded to the soloist that in the opinion of the adjudicator shows the most potential, but is not a prize winner, in section 858 PETER MARTIN MEMORIAL JAZZ SOLO. Kindly donated by The Batten/O’Hehir Family

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