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Royal South Street Competitions

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2017 COMPETITIONS Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 28 April CommBank Calisthenics Competition Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 14 April Herald Sun Aria Competition Closes strictly 5.00 pm Friday 2 June 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 13 MARCH 2017. 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 2017.

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 A.C.N. 004 058 020

Ballarat A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honourable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. Mr. Don Kinsey, AM. OFFICE-BEARERS 2016 – 2017 Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Secretary: Sheree Chevalier Board of Directors Ben Brown Mary-Rose McLaren Sheree Chevalier Michael Porter Dr. Anthony Cole Georgia Yanner Ron Harrington OAM Peter Zala Lloyd Harvey (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. R. Matthews Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. B. McInnis Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mr. D. McMillan Mr. E.T. Lewis Mr. P.C. Nicholson

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Table of Contents Page

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Office bearers

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat All advertisements are hyperlinked to the provider’s website.

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General Conditions of Competition

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Debating Challenge Cup Speech and Drama City of Ballarat Choral Contest Contemporary Vocal Classical Vocal Herald Sun Aria Pianoforte Chopin Instrumental Solos Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings Energetiks Dance Competition CommBank Calisthenics Competition

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Royal South Street Competitions TENTATIVE TIMETABLE 2017 DATES, TIMES AND VENUES WILL BE CONFIRMED ON OUR WEBSITE AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

ACU Debating Challenge Cup – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August Celebrating Chopin – Sunday 6th August Pianoforte – Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th August Speech & Drama – Thursday 10th – Friday 18th August (excl. Sunday 13th) Victorian Band’s Championship – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-final – Monday 21st August Contemporary Vocal – Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th August City of Ballarat Choral Competition – Sunday 27th – Tuesday 29th August Classical Vocal – Wednesday 30th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final – Monday 28th August Instrumental Solos – Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd September Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings – Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd & Monday 4th - Saturday 9th September Oxygen College Mi Sound – Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th September Herald Sun Aria – Friday 15th – Saturday 16th September Herald Sun Aria Grand final – Wednesday 25th October Energetiks Dance Competition – Monday 18th September – Saturday 7th October Commbank Calisthenics Competition – Sunday 8th October – Saturday 4th November

For all updates and changes to the tentative timetable please refer to our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au. Dates, locations and final competition information will be published in the discipline Guide Books prior to the commencement of the competition.

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers that who advertise in the Prize List 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 pages 6 - 21 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. Maybe 2017 is the year to review your usual accommodation arrangements and stay with one of the many fantastic accommodation providers that support our Eisteddfod and welcome our competitors.                

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Ballarat Accommodation Guide Ballarat Luxury Accommodation – Phil & May’s Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Rehearsal Space) Big 4 Windmill Holiday Park Craig’s Royal Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Hilgar of Ballarat Quality Inn Heritage Quest Ballarat Mercure RACV Goldfield Resort Seymours The George The Western Twelve Errard

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General Conditions of Competition General Conditions apply to all sections in the competitions unless stated otherwise. Special Conditions for specific sections appear under the appropriate section in the Competition Schedule. To the extent of any inconsistency Special Conditions will take precedence over General Conditions. ‘The Board’ refers to The Royal South Street Society board of Directors. 1.

THE COMPETITION

1.1

A competitor performs an item in a section (numbered 0-978) within a discipline (e.g. Classical Vocal). A section may be split into divisions if a high volume of entries are received.

1.2

COMPETITOR - A competitor may be one person, or any group of two or more people. Each group competing in a section must comprise completely different personnel, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.3

ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.4

REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where special conditions permit otherwise.

1.5

Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator of their section within the last 12 months are ineligible to enter.

2.

ENTRIES

2.1

AGE LIMIT – Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 35 years on 31 December of the current year. Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31 December of the current year. Dance Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the preceding year All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1 January of the current year, shall be deemed the age required in the sections specifying age limits.

2.2

ENTRY DATE – Entries must be submitted via our ONLINE competition database on or before Friday 28 April. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Friday 14 April. Herald Sun Aria entries to be lodged before Friday 2 June. All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated for the competitor and it is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm all details of the entry are correct. Should alterations be required, a request in writing must be forwarded to the Society. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission or incorrectly submitted online via our stardom entry system.

2.3

LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2017 competitions. Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition entry system, we are unable to process or receive entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances in writing 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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may be considered however will be subject to additional late fees. Late entries are only accepted subject to our final timetabling capacity and program deadlines without obligation. We reserve the right to print ‘late entries’ on a separate listing as an insert in the program or add further extra names to an event listing or particular section. 2.4

ENTRY FEES - No entry will be accepted unless processed online with full payment. Entry fees are shown with discipline section items in the Schedule. Fees for Calisthenics sections appear at the start of the section. Education schools may submit a purchase order online which must be paid within 21 days. Fees are payable to the Royal South Street Society.

2.5

COMPETITORS NAMES - All competitors must submit with their ONLINE entry correct names, dates of birth and addresses. No competitor will be allowed to compete under any name other than as stated in their entry. A person is only permitted to enter ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed.

2.6

NAMES OF PERSONS IN DUOS/TRIOS - In all items where two or three persons are competing, the name of each person must be given at the time of entry in order for the entry to be accepted and processed correctly online.

2.7

NON ACCEPTANCE - The board reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.8

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The board may at its discretion cancel, combine or divide any section/s. There must be at least 3 entries in a section for it to proceed.

2.9

NAMES OF COMPETITORS IN GROUPS - In all group items, a list of the names of all people appearing in each item must be held by the school representative. A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

2.10

COMPETITION ENTRY DISCLAIMERS

a)

COPYRIGHT – I/we declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. I/we certify that if I/we will be performing in the Royal South Street competitions from a printed copy, it will be either an original published edition; a photocopy, transcription or arrangement that is accompanied by written authorisation from the copyright owner authorising that photocopy, transcription or arrangement; or an original published edition where both the work and edition are out of copyright (in the public domain). I/we recognise failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures outlined on our website as well as information supplied to competitors prior to the commencement of our competition - will result in the competitor being unable to compete.

b)

RISK – I/we recognise that the Royal South Street Society is insured for public liability which does not comprehensively cover injury to performers, and that individuals or schools must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing in these competitions or otherwise enter at their own risk.

c)

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING – I/we acknowledge the Royal South Street Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, live stream, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the eisteddfod without notification. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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promotional purposes, including competition results, photos via electronic and printed media at our discretion but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured. I/we agree to Royal South Street appointing official photographers and videographers to record/photograph/ live stream any/all of my/group performance during the competition these photographs and videos can be retained, broadcast, telecast by Royal South Street for marketing, publicity and archival purposes, by submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for this. Copies of photographs and videos will be made available to competitors/groups to purchase through the officially appointed photographers. If for any reason you do not wish to have your individual/group performance photographed or recorded it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. Individuals/ teams may only be exempt from live streaming in the case of exceptional circumstances such as legal issues it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. This email must be sent to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au and include the date, section number and performance number of the item. d

PERSONAL DETAILS (eg. Name, locality, and age category of sections) are published in the “Guidebook” and competitors should be aware that such details may be used by media outlets. Any further information concerning a competitor will not be provided to anyone without the competitor’s express permission.

e)

CONDITIONS – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that I/we have read and agree to abide by the “General Conditions of Competition”, and where relevant Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules” and “Special Conditions of Competition”. Competitors/guardians acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification, the withholding of prizes, and a future bar in competition. The decision of the Board or relevant discipline committees in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for, by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the eisteddfod is based; accordingly no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

f)

MEDICATION – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that it is the responsibility of individual competitors who require medication to ensure that they carry it with them at all times and have it side stage in the event they should require it. It is the individual competitor’s responsibility to have a responsible person present to administer the medication in case of an emergency.

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ADJUDICATORS

3.1

ASSISTANTS - The board reserves the right to appoint a co-adjudicator, or assistant, or substitute adjudicator when necessary.

3.2

COMPLIANCE - The adjudicator's decision as to whether or not an item presented or proposed by a competitor complies with the conditions of a particular section shall be final.

3.3

COMMUNICATION - Any unwarranted communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, parents or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited. Prohibited contact includes verbal, email, SMS or social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, Blogs or through any third party. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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3.4

CRITIQUE - A detailed critique by the adjudicator will be provided for competitors in each section. It may be obtained at the RSSS office at the end of each section, except Calisthenics where critiques will be available at the end of the division and will only be given to coaches.

3.5

PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize. When awarding an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended these achievements are to be considered fourth and Fifth place respectively.

3.6

SOUND LEVEL - The adjudicator has the right to control the level of any amplified sound in the auditorium.

4.

COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS

4.1

COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to the relevant competition page on the Royal South Street website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/. The APRA AMCOS Copyright Declaration Forms can be found and downloaded from these pages. In order to compete at the Royal South Street Competitions, competitors must declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. The Royal South Street Society holds an APRA AMCOS & PPCA licence. Failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures will result in the competitor being unable to compete. Refer General Rule 2.10, A.

4.2

INSURANCE - The board requires all competitors to be responsible for insuring themselves or group/troupe members etc., against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions. Refer General Rule 2.10, B.

4.3

ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable for disqualification.

4.4

PROOF OF AGE - In any section where an age limit is specified, the board reserves the right to ask any competitor, at any time, to provide a proof of age. Any prize money may be withheld until such proof has been provided.

4.5

PERSONAL PRESENTATION - The board expects behaviour of competitors and audience to be appropriate to the occasion. Offenders may be removed from the theatre. All competitors are requested to dress neatly and present well on stage. Performances should be appropriate to the competitors’ age and to conservative community values. Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated.

4.6

REHEARSAL - No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the competitions during the currency of the discipline for which the competitor is entered. Any competitor not observing this condition may be disqualified. Dancing championship sections and Calisthenics Free Exercises are exempt.

4.7

WITHDRAWALS - Competitors who do not intend to compete in a section for which they have entered, must notify the office to that effect at least 24 hours before the time appointed for that particular section. Notification of withdrawal is regarded as plain courtesy to the board, fellow competitors, adjudicators and patrons.

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4.8

REGISTRATION – Entrants (or a representative) must register with the session manager backstage (or as directed) at least 15 minutes before the start of the session or estimated time as advertised. Entrants in the Freemason Festival of Bands & Strings and The City of Ballarat Choral Contest will receive written advice as to when they must register, attend the warm up room, and be present in the Green Room. Please allow time for transport delays and parking. No registrant can be accepted once the session manager has declared the session open.

5.

GENERAL ADVICE

5.1

ACCOMPANIST - The society provides an accompanist for the Herald Sun Aria Semi Final and Classical Vocal sections. Competitors must provide their own accompanists for Speech, Calisthenics, Dancing sections, Choral and Instrumental sections, Contemporary Vocal & Country Music sections. Official accompanists, if appointed, are not obliged to play poorly presented, difficult or illegible music at sight. A prior rehearsal is always advisable. CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, VIDEOS, PAGERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited during items or when stage lights are down. Pagers and phones must be turned to silent while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be recorded by N.L. Harvey & Sons by arrangement on (03) 5331 2742 or mobile 0414 966 124 and Winkipop Media. Teachers, coaches, competitors, parents or representatives are strictly prohibited from filming recording or taking photography of any performance. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times.

5.2

5.3

PROTESTS - To be made in writing, within one hour of the disputed competition, and to be accompanied by a $10 deposit, this will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous. Calisthenics excluded see ACF rules 1.6.

5.4

STAGE - The performing area of the Her Majesty’s Theatre stage is approximately 8.5m wide by 9.2m deep (for solos) or 10.81m deep (for Troupes). Stage slopes towards the audience at 37mm per metre length. Please be aware of this when constructing props. Clearance height below lighting bars is 5m. Fly bars are 11.2m long, and reside at 6m above the stage in their middle position. Thus, flown scenery should have a drop of 6m. The area from the front curtain to the edge of the stage is 800mm. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions for stage size. An orchestra pit lies across the front of the stage and it has a drop of 900mm to a solid surface. There shall be NO jumping into the orchestra pit as part of any performance. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions.

5.5

STAGE EFFECTS - No helium balloons, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes, exploding device (eg party poppers), or any naked flames are permitted. Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted in appropriate sections. Bubble or snow generators or aerosol sprays are not permitted. The society provides stage lighting and audio amplification.

5.6

STAGE PROPERTIES – Maximum height 3 metres, to sit safely on the sloping stage. (See 5.4) and may be elevated to sit onto steps or platforms. All props for use in Her Majesty’s Theatre must comply with safety regulations as stated on the RSSS website.” Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. Note also no glass or ceramic items allowed on stage. No staples to be used repairing or assembling props on stage. If hay bales are used, they must be covered in plastic sheeting. Live animals, water, unprotected mechanical or electrical devices, or any dangerous items are not to be used.

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5.7

ELECTRICALS – All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting using 240 volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade electrician). No single insulated cable is permitted to be connected to any Her Majesty’s Theatre power source. This applies to all voltages including extra low voltage (under 32 volts).

5.8

Entrants are expected to be prepared for their event at the time of performance.

5.9

Volunteer event staff are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the competition. The eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment. SIDE STAGE – Side stage is off limits to any unessential personal, this includes parents, family members and friends. Only performers, teachers/ coaches and those required to complete a task at the time will be allowed side stage.

5.10

6.

PRIZES

6.1

PRIZE MONEY/MEDALS - Prize money and medals for solo, duo or trio items may be obtained at the RSSS office immediately after the awards are announced. Certificates may be purchased at the office.

6.2

TIES - In the event of a tie for first prize in any section the first and second prize money shall be divided equally between the tied competitors. The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third prize. In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize money shall be equally divided between the tied competitors. Full aggregate points to be allocated in the event of a tie. E.g. Equal first 5 points each. Calisthenics is exempt.

6.3

AGGREGATE PRIZES - Aggregates are determined by adding points assigned to first, second and third places won in the various sections specified. Points are assigned thus First, 5 points; Second, 3 points; Third, 1 point. Calisthenic and dancing sections use a different scoring method.

6.4

AGGREGATE TIE - Where a tie for an aggregate occurs, reassessment is made thus greatest number of firsts to decide winner. If first are equal, then greatest number of seconds decides the winner. Calisthenics section is exempt. If a tie still exists, any prize money will be divided as in prize ties 6.2.

6.5

PERPETUAL TROPHIES - Will be held by the winner for 11 months. It is an expectation that all perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months. All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. All trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received.

6.6

CRIT ONLY – RSSS reserves the right to allow an item to perform for crit only in the event there are insufficient entries to meet our minimum requirements to run a section with prize money, or there is deemed to be a conflict of interest as determined by the RSSS board or adjudicator.

6.7

HM & HC – Honourable Mention and Highly Commended are considered Fourth and Fifth Place Respectively.

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7.

RIGHTS OF BOARD

7.1

FINAL DECISION - The decision of the board in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions, shall be final.

7.2

RECORDING - Refer General Rule 2.10, C.

8.

SAFETY

8.1

RISK - Competitors acknowledge that they compete at their own risk.

8.2

Performances should be designed to be safe for the performer, audience and theatre. Any ‘unusual’ items should be discussed with RSSS and the theatre technician first.

8.3

THEATRE REQUIREMENTS – All competitors performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment” as specified on the Competition pages of the RSSS website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/ and act where relevant.

8.4

The theatre technician and stage manager may prevent a planned performance if in their opinion technical safety is inadequate. Risk assessment forms (JSEA) are required for any performances using props that have ANY risk associated with their use including things such as balls, ladders, or wheeled items for example. Forms are available from our website and MUST be submitted at/by the deadline list on our website which is at least two weeks prior to commencement of the discipline. Please contact the RSSS office if you are unsure.

8.5

The theatre technician, stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is a possible risk of serious injury.

8.6

Items so stopped (8.4, 8.5) may be repeated and adjudicated normally, at an appropriate time, subject to the opinion of the adjudicator and stage manager on the nature of the danger. Calisthenics: See safety requirement ACF Rules 1.1.k viii & ix.

8.7

Minor accidents which occur due to faulty property, choreography, or costume design, are not necessarily a reason for such a stop and restart of an item. Only the ultimate safety of the competitor is to be considered.

8.8

All patrons must observe directions or commands given by theatre personnel, Royal South Street Society officers and fire officers.

8.9

In the event of evacuation of the theatre, patrons should comply with directions from Her Majesty’s Theatre trained staff.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Please note these rules relate to Occupational Health and Safety legislation or emergency evacuation procedures and are in place for the safety of all users of Her Majesty’s Theatre. 1.

BACKSTAGE

1.1

No machinery or equipment (including hairdryers, curling wands, irons, portable audio devises) or any electrical distribution panels, lights, projectors or other electrical installation equipment or fitting are to be brought into the theatre without being tested and tagged complying with Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZs3760:2000.

1.2

Footwear is required to be worn at all times in all areas outside of the stage area.

1.3

Babies, toddlers and children are not to be in the stage area at any time unless they are performing in the item. No prams, pushers to be in the corridors at any time.

1.4

All corridors, stairwell and entrances or building access areas are to be kept clear at all times. Any items left in the corridors will be relocated to a more appropriate storage area. (This means no sitting/playing, swinging of rods or clubs, rehearsing on the stairs or corridors, storing of equipment, costumes etc outside dressing rooms or in the corridors.)

1.5

Stage access lift is only to be loaded under the direct supervision of Her Majesty’s staff.

1.6

All stage access, egress, fire escapes and exits, fire fighting equipment areas and access to prompt corner must be kept clear at all times.

1.7

All valuables are the responsibility of the owner and are left in dressing rooms at own risk. (We cannot monitor access to all areas at all times).

2.

PROPS & STAGE SCENERY

2.1

All items to be rigged must be structurally sound, in good order, with correct fixtures for hanging and of fire retarded material. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse to hang and fly any item which is deemed, in their opinion, unsafe to do so. This decision is final.

2.2

All items of set must be structurally sound and in good working order. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse the use of items that are deemed unsafe, unstable, not suitable for the task they are required to perform, particularly in relation to the rake of Her Majesty’s stage. (Refer to risk assessment information) On any Item with swivel casters a minimum of 2 swivel casters must be lockable. (Refer to risk assessment information).

2.3

Children (under 12) are not permitted to set up props, scenery on stage or assist in hanging flown items during afternoon or evening change over.

2.4

No LARGE sets or props are to be carried to or from the stage via the back stairs from stage door. We reserve the right to refuse items.

2.5

All other costumes and props must enter and leave the theatre via the rear stage door or Unicorn Lane. Access of these items through the main foyer will be refused.

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2.6

No blue-tack used to hold down prop or set items on stage. (See risk assessment information)

3.

STAGE

3.1

No items made of glass or ceramic are permitted on stage at any time

3.2

No aerosol cans on the stage level at any time.

3.3

The pit area in front of the proscenium is installed for safety and is not a performance space. The area in front of the white line is not lit. Please do not proceed in front of this white line.

3.4

No mobile phones to be used in the stage area. This includes smart phones and apps.

4.

DRESSING ROOMS

4.1

No preparation of wardrobe or hair outside of dressing rooms (unless it is outside the building) this means the spraying of hairspray, fake tan or sprinkling of glitter.)

4.2

No food or drinks (bottled water excepted) are to be consumed in the dressing rooms.

4.3

Adhesive tape, gaffa, masking tape or blu tack is not to be used on dressing room walls, doors or in the corridors.

5.

GENERAL

5.1

Lewis Street at the rear of Her Majesty’s Theatre is a public street and all road regulations apply, please observe all road regulations, including the restrictions and parking signs.

5.2

No non performing children 12 and under are to be left unsupervised in the building at any time.

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PIANOFORTE VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat ADJUDICATOR: Darryl Coote SECTION CHAIR: Judy D’Ombrain SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. In all sections, competitors must provide music for the adjudicator. 2. COPYRIGHT For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/pianoforte/ Forms can also be downloaded from this page. Refer to general conditions 4.1 3. RSSS Holds an APRA AMCOS and PPCA license. 4. V.C.E. competitors may repeat items once only in any other section for which they, and the item, are eligible. 5. Time Limits: Competitors need to be aware of and comply with time limits. Performance will be adjudicated to the maximum time limit. 6. Dress Code: Each performance is considered a concert; therefore appropriate concert dress is expected. School uniform is acceptable. 7. NOVICE sections are for students who have not won a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in solo piano sections at any eisteddfod. The following AMEB or equivalent Grade levels will also apply: 8 Years & Under and 9 Years & Under NOVICE Section, maximum Grade 1 level applies; 10 Years & Under NOVICE Section, maximum Grade 2 level applies; 12 Years & Under NOVICE Section, maximum Grade 3 level applies; 14 Years & Under NOVICE Section, maximum Grade 4 level applies. 8. DEFINITIONS OF POPULAR MUSIC - Themes from T.V., film, radio, jazz blues, boogie & ragtime, rock & pop are permitted. Does NOT include traditional classical music. 9. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

8 Years and Under

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702 PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS 8 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 701 PIANO SOLO 8 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $12

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704 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 9 Years and Under (Note: Revised Special Condition 7 applies) Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second,& Third, Medals. Entry $14 705 PIANO SOLO 9 Years and Under Own Selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14 706 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 9 Years and Under Own Selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14

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710 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under (Note: Revised Special Condition 7 applies) Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14 709 PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minute First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $15 *NOTE: If insufficient entries are received in either the 8 Years & Under or 10 Years & Under Piano Four or Six Hands sections, the committee reserves the right to combine sections. Name and address of partners in Piano Four or Six Hands sections must be supplied at time of entry 711 PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. . Entry $14 712 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 10 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14 713 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 10 Years & Under Own selection: Styles may include Classical, Jazz or Popular. Time Limit: 3 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14

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12 Years and Under 720 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under (Note: Revised Special Condition 7 applies) Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes Prize money donated by Bob Matthews First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals Entry $14 721 FLORENCE LEE MEMORIAL PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes Prize money donated by Bob Matthews First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals.. Entry $14

722 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals.. Entry $14 724* PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS 12 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals Entry $18 for 2 or 3 pianists. *NOTE: If insufficient entries are received in either the 12 Years & Under or 14 Years & Under Piano Four or Six Hands sections, the committee reserves the right to combine sections. Name and address of partners in Piano Four or Six Hands sections must be supplied at time of entry 723 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 12 Years and Under Own selection: Styles may include Classical, Jazz or Popular (but not Rock and Roll). Time Limit: 3 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $14

RUTH WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who shows potential in the 12 years and under age group. $100

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 may be awarded to a student who lives or studies within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in at least three solo sections and who, in the opinion of the adjudicator, shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 12 years and under age group. Previous winners in the age group are ineligible. 14 Years and Under Prize money and medals for this age group are proudly bought to you by the Nerrina Progress Association 730 NOVICE PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under (Note: Revised Special Condition 7 applies) Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 731 FLORENCE LEE MEMORIAL PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17 734* PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 for 2 or 3 pianists *NOTE: If insufficient entries are received in either the 12 Years & Under or 14 Years & Under Piano Four or Six Hands sections, the committee reserves the right to combine sections. Name and address of partners in Piano Four or Six Hands sections must be supplied at time of entry.

732 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 14 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

733 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 14 Years and Under Own selection: Styles may include Classical, Jazz or Popular (but not Rock & Roll). Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 may be awarded to a student, who lives or studies within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in the least three solo sections, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 14 years and under age group. Previous winners in the age group are ineligible. ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $100 may be awarded to a student, who has played in section 734 Piano Four or Six Hands and two other sections in the 14 years and under age groups ‘DARCY’ PERPETUAL SHIELD will be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points in all 14 years and under sections.

16 Years and Under 741 PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second &Third, Medals. Entry $20 743 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 16 Years and Under Own selection: Styles may include Classical, Jazz or Popular (but not Rock & Roll). Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second &Third, Medals. Entry $20 746 CHOPIN PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own choice of one (or more) complete work or movement by Chopin. Time Limit: Maximum 10 Minutes First, $200; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $25 Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of their mother, Margaret Schofield. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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744 PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $50 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 NOTE:-Name and address of partners in Piano Four or Six Hands section must be given at time of entry. 742 POPULAR PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under Own selection. Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20 745 AUGUST CHALLENGE PIANO SOLO 16 Years and Under (A pre requisite for scholarship consideration) The music, chosen by the adjudicator, will be posted to the entrants 14 days prior to the date of this section. Allcompetitors to leave auditorium prior to commencement of this section. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

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FRANK ROBERTSON-SMITH SCHOLARSHIP of $400 for tuition will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who has performed in The August Challenge Piano Solo and any two other sections (excluding 744 Piano Four or Six Hands) in the 16 years and under age group. ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $75 will be awarded to a student who lives or studies, within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in three solo sections, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the 16 years and under age groups. Previous winners are ineligible.

19 Years and Under & VCE Sections 750 V.C.E. STUDENTS PIANO SOLO Work of a PRE 20th Century Composer One or more works may be played. This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music Performance or Music Investigations. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third; $20 Entry $22 751 V.C.E. STUDENTS PIANO SOLO Work of a 20th Century Composer One or more works may be played. This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music Performance or Music Investigations. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third; $20 Entry $22 752 PIANO JAZZ SOLO 19 Years and Under Own selection, must include some improvisation. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third, $20. Entry $22 753 PIANO SOLO BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 19 Years and Under Own selection: Styles may include Classical, Jazz or Popular (but not Rock & Roll). Time Limit: 6 to 9 Minutes First, $50; Second, $30; Third, $20. Entry $22 754 PIANO RECITAL 19 Years and Under Two contrasting works by different composers. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes overall. NOTE: Special Condition 4 applies to this section Prize money for this section was donated by Mr John Conaughton in memory of his Aunt Miss E Conaughton who was a writer at South Street for many years. First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $25

AN ENCOURAGEMENT PRIZE of $100 will be awarded to the competitor, in the 19 years and under age group, who has played in at least 2 sections and who, in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner. FRANK ROBERTSON-SMITH AWARD of $200 will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who has played in at least two sections in the 19 years and under age group.

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Open 755 BAROQUE PIANO SOLO Open A keyboard work (or part of a work) from the Western musical tradition, composed between 1600 and 1750. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25 Entry $25 757 PIANO SOLO CLASSICAL STYLE Open A work by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert or Clementi. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $25 756 POPULAR PIANO SOLO Open Own selection. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $25

758 PIANO FOUR OR SIX HANDS Open Own selection. Time Limit: 9 Minutes. First, $80; Second, $50; Third, $30. Entry $27 NOTE:-Name and address of partners in Piano Four or Six Hands section must be given at time of entry. 759 PIANO COMPOSITION OR ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT Open An original composition or arrangement, any style. Time Limit: Maximum 9 Minutes First, $75; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $25 Prize money for this section is kindly donated by Dr. Calvin Bowman. FRANK ROBERTSON-SMITH AWARD of $200 will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator to a pianist who has played in at least two open sections (excluding 758 Piano Four or Six Hands). ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD of $120 may be awarded to a student, who lives or studies within a 75km radius of Ballarat, has played in the least two solo sections, and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential, but is not necessarily a prize winner in the Open age group. Previous winners in the age group are ineligible.

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CHOPIN VENUE: Oddie Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Lydiard Street North Ballarat

12th Year Adjudicators: Darryl Coote & Teresa Lavers SECTION CHAIR: Judy D’Ombrain 741 Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize for a Performance of the Music of CHOPIN The competition is open to any pianist 16 to 32 years who has been a resident in Australia for two years prior to the competition. Competitors must present at least two significant works. The program may include an Etude, a Ballade, Sonata movement, Scherzo, the Barcarolle, or a similar large work. The program choice will be taken into consideration by the adjudicators. Each competitor will be given 2 minutes to familiarise themselves with the piano prior to the commencement of the competition. Time to be advised. Time Limit: Minimum 15 Minutes, Maximum 20 Minutes. Competitors who do not comply with the time limit may be disqualified. The entire program is to be included in the time limit, including appropriate breaks between pieces. Commencing from 45 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement of the competition, a separate warm-up room will be available throughout the day, and each competitor may use this facility for 15 minutes, strictly in order of their performance on the program. Timing and warm-up order will be monitored. Entry $75 Royal South Street Society acknowledges the generosity of Mr Andrew Cochrane AM and family who have honoured the society with this prize in memory of their mother, Margaret Schofield. First $3000

Second $2000

Third $1000

Encouragement Award $500 at the discretion of the adjudicator. Special Conditions (to be read in conjunction with the General Conditions) 1. Previous winners eligible, providing that they perform a completely new program from the previous entry. 2. COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/chopin-at-the-gallery/ The APRA AMCOS Copyright Declaration Form for Eisteddfods, Competitions, Examinations can also be found and downloaded from this link. Please ensure a completed this form is attached to the front of each copy of music. Original Music must be sighted at registration.

3. All performers must stay to the completion of the competition, and the prize ceremony. 4. Dress Code: Each performance is considered a concert; therefore appropriate concert dress is expected. 5. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year

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CHOPIN MASTERCLASS / WORKSHOP This is the inaugural Chopin Masterclass, and we at Royal South Street are very excited to be able to offer an opportunity for performers to participate in a high-level collaborative learning experience, in addition to the traditional competition schedule. This year’s Masterclass will be presented by Darryl Coote, Chopin adjudicator, partner of The Team of Pianists, Melbourne, & experienced teaching member of the Piano Faculty at Monash University Venue: The Long Room of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. Sunday 6 th August 5.30pm using the South Street Bechstein Grand Piano, formally owned by Dame Nellie Melba. The first 6 competitors to enter ‘741 Margaret Schofield Memorial Prize for a Performance of the Music of CHOPIN’ will be contacted by the South Street Office. These competitors will be given the opportunity to play and receive feedback during the masterclass. Each participant will be allocated 10 minutes playing time, followed by a 20 minute review.(Your name will be placed on a waiting list if you are not one of the first 6 to enter) Performers will receive an email asking for confirmation of the piece they have chosen to perform for the Masterclass. Confirmation must be submitted by Friday 21st July. Performers are asked to prepare whole or excerpted material of no more than 10 minutes duration from the works of Chopin. This piece must be a ‘work-in-progress’ but of a reasonable standard in order for everyone to obtain maximum benefit from this special collaborative event. The masterclass can be attended by any other interested individuals as observers, but numbers will be strictly limited to 40, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Those wishing to attend should register their interest directly with the Royal South Street office (see below for details). The masterclass schedule will be emailed to performers in advance and will also be made available to all on the day. We encourage all participants to stay for the duration of the masterclass in order to fully benefit from this valuable learning opportunity. Please arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the event in order to register. For Observer RSVPs please call 03 5332 1054, or email jacqui@royalsouthstreet.com.au Entry Fee - Performer/ Observer: FREE

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INSTRUMENTAL SOLO SECTIONS VENUES: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts - Room 50, Howitt Street, Wendouree Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicators: TBA Recommended Accompanist: TBA SECTION CHAIR: Mark Witham SPECIAL CONDITIONS 1. Competitors are not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5). 2. Competitors in sections 760 to 797 where age limits apply, a competitor may enter in no more than TWO AGE GROUPS. 3. Own accompanist may be provided. (See General Rule 5.1). 4. TIMING. All competitors will be timed as per the maximum time limit mentioned in each section. Once the maximum time limit allowed has been reached for that section an orange light will appear, visible to both the competitor and adjudicator or a bell will ring and there will be no further adjudication. If the time limit is exceeded by 35 seconds then the performance must cease. 5. Competitors in percussion solos may use the instruments provided as listed or supply their own equipment. 6. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is good quality and it is suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-recordable) discs. 7. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

PERCUSSION SOLOS Will be held at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts - Sunday 3rd September 760 PERCUSSION SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Open to any percussion instrument/s. Recorded accompaniment permitted. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 761 DRUM KIT SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Recorded accompaniment permitted. If two or more works are to be played, one may be on snare drum only. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 762 PERCUSSION SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Any percussion instrument/s. Programs using only drum kit and snare drum not permitted. Recorded accompaniment permitted. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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STRING SOLOS Will be held at the Diocesan Centre - Friday 1st September 765 STRING SOLO 11 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 766 STRING SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 767 STRING SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 768 STRING SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes. Excluding guitar. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 769 VCE STUDENTS STRING SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 770 STRING SOLO Open Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 771 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO 16 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 772 ACOUSTIC GUITAR SOLO 19 Years and Under Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 773 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO Open Time Limit: 6 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22

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SWEET REEDS WOODWIND SOLO Will be held at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts – Sunday 3rd September 775 WOODWIND SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First $40, Voucher & Medal; Second & Third Vouchers & Medals. Entry $22 776 WOODWIND SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 5 Minutes First $50, Voucher & Medal; Second & Third Vouchers & Medals. Entry $22 777 WOODWIND SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 7 Minutes First $100, Voucher & Medal; Second & Third Vouchers & Medals. Entry $22 778 VCE STUDENTS WOODWIND SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First $200 & Medal; Second $100 & Medal; Third $50 & Medal. Entry $22 779 WOODWIND SOLO Open Time Limit: 9 Minutes First $400 & Medal; Second $200 & Medal; Third $100 & Medal. Entry $22

BRASS SOLO Will be held at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts - Sunday 3rd September 780 BRASS SOLO 13 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $20 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 781 BRASS SOLO 15 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes First, $25 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 782 BRASS SOLO 18 Years and Under Time Limit: 7 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 783 VCE STUDENTS BRASS SOLO VCE Students Only This section is purely for students who are studying VCE Music, all units. Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 784 BRASS SOLO Open Time Limit: 9 Minutes First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22

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FREEMASONS VICTORIA FESTIVAL OF BANDS & STRINGS VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. Adjudicators: SECTION CHAIR: Mark Witham Our appreciation is extended to Freemasons Victoria for their support. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. 1. 2.

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The Conductor is NOT to play with his or her orchestra or group. Open age sections and Stage Band sections excepted. 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. Competitors not to repeat an item in another section. (See General Rule 1.5). Own accompanist must be provided. (See General Rule 5.1). Acoustic music only permitted. If warm-up room is not available, bands allowed 5 minutes warm up on stage. Band must remain in position set, prior to rise of curtain. Percussion ensembles MUST use equipment supplied but may add to existing list. 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. 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.

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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/freemasonsfestival-of-strings-and-bands/ forms can also be found and downloaded from this page. Two copies of music for adjudicators required in 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 854, 855 and 856 each copy MUST have a Copyright Declaration Form attached to the front. 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. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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Competitors MUST submit Instrumental Pre-registration forms by Friday 2nd June 2017. The PROGRAMME DETAILS FORM and the STAGE PLAN AND EQUIPMENT FORM, must be submitted by Friday 14th July 2017. For additional information refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/freemasons-festival-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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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 14th July 2017. 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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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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CONCERT BANDS Symphony Orchestras please enter section 838 Area Orchestra. 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 $130 831 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, $150 Voucher & Plaque; Second, $100 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $75 Voucher & Plaque Entry $155 832 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. Entry $180 833 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. Entry $205 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 14th July 2017

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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 2nd June 2017 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 & Plaque; Second $750 & Plaque; Third $450 & Plaque. Entry $255 Two adjudicators will be appointed for these sections refer to Special Condition 8.

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Selections of Pieces for Concert Bands – 2017 Royal South Street Competitions Compiled by Michael Jongebloed of Fine Music Hawthorn Ph (03) 9818 8520 print@finemusiconline.com.au

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First Suite in Eb Fugue a la Gigue Into The Sun Joropo Kirkaptrick's Muse Loch Lomond Sheltering Sky Street Tango Three Hounds Winds of Change Celtic Ritual Children's March Credo Down a Country Lane Implacato Lightning Field Little Suite Skydive Spellbound Streets of Forbes That I May Love The Dragon Prince Three Ayres from Gloucester To the Stars! With Quiet Courage Beyond the Void Down by the Sally Gardens Extremis Hymn to the Dawn Irish Rising Metalheads Night of the Dark Horse Pathfinders Praeludium and Dance Rattle the Cage Rippling Watercolors Simple Dreams Song Without Words Tango Argentina Whirlwind Attack of the Zombie Trombones Bad Dark Matter Jaws of Fenris Lullaby No Bears Allowed Paso Flamenco Peace A Quiet Song Sneaky Sneaky Spirit of the Stallion The Forgotten Village A Triumphal Procession Across the Serengeti Cango Caves Dinosuars Forge of Vulcan Just As I Am Kick-Start March of the Robot Brigade Stormchasing Teleportation

Holst / Matthews Bach / Holst Jodie Blackshaw Moleiro / de Meij Jay Bocook Frank Ticheli John Mackey Piazzolla / Longfield Matt Amy Randall D Standridge John Higgins Grainger / Wagner James Barnes Copland / Patterson Matt Conaway John Mackey Claire Grundman Chris Bernotas Jack Wilds David Jones Ralph Hultgren Rick Kirby Hugh M. Stuart Joshua V. Hinkel Larry Daehn Roger Schmidli Arr. Michael Sweeney Randall D. Standridge Kimberley Archer Arr. Michael Sweeney Randall Standridge Michael Oare Brian Hogg Robert Sheldon Larry Neeck Brian Balmages Rob Romeyn Holst / Story Robert Sheldon Jodie Blackshaw Larry Neeck Barry Ward Nathan Daughtrey Roland Barrett Tim Fisher Brian West Lopez Victor Frank Ticheli James Swearingen Richard Linton Brian Balmages Michael Oare Tim Fisher Jack Wilds Ralph Ford Barry Ward Tim Fisher Robert W. Smith James Swearingen Chris Bernotas William Owens Timothy Loest

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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, New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, $150 Voucher; Third, $75 Voucher. Plaques; First, Second & Third. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $55 836 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, New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 15 students. Value $675 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, $200 Voucher; Third, $100 Voucher. Plaques; First, Second & Third. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $65 837 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, $400, Plaque & New 'CLOUD' version of BOTH Auralia & Musition, 12 month access for 10 students. Value $450 (includes teacher access, upgrades & training); Second, $250, Plaque & $200 Voucher; Third, $150, Plaque & $150 Voucher. Vouchers donated by Future Music available to purchase goods to the retail value specified. Entry $85 839 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, $100 & Shield; Second, $50; Third, $25. Entry $35 The John Chenery Novice Shield will remain the property of RSSS. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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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, $200 & Shield; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $55 The John Chenery Shield will remain the property of RSSS. 842 INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE 19 Years and Under Minimum 5 players. Time Limit: 10 Minutes Open to all types of instruments. First, $50 & Plaque; Second, $30 & Plaque; Third, $20 & Plaque. Entry $30 849 SMALL INSTRUMENTAL GROUP 19 Years and Under (2-5 Players) Acoustic music only. Time Limit: 6 Minutes First $30 & Plaque; Second $25 & Plaque; Third, $15 & Plaque. Entry $30 851 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 $30 852 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 $30 853 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 $30

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FESTIVAL OF STRINGS & AREA ORCHESTRAS 838 D’ADDARIO AREA ORCHESTRA Saturday 2nd September Evening 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, $200 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $100 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $155 854 D’ADDARIO NOVICE STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Friday 1st September 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, $100 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $50 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $45 855 JUNIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 18 Years and Under Friday 1st September 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, $100 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $50 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $45 856 SENIOR STRING ORCHESTRA 20 Years and Under Saturday 2nd September 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, $150 Voucher & Plaque; Third, $100 Voucher & Plaque. Entry $45

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, $200; Second, $100; Third, $50. Entry $45 858 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 First, $150, Perpetual Trophy & Replica; Second, $75; Third, $50. Entry $25 The Peter Martin Memorial Shield will remain the property of RSSS. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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