Instrumental Sections

Entry Conditions

Entry Fee - Primary School ensembles - $75.00 per section
Entry Fee - Secondary School ensembles - $150.00 per section

All contestants will be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards. 
Sections which attract an adequate number of entries will be divided into heats and finals. 

Please see more detailed conditions of entry

Tickets are available at the door - $10 per adult. Children and performers are free. 

Primary School Instrumental

Contrasting pieces of own choice, up to a maximum of 10 minutes.

SECTION 06 String Ensemble to Yr. 6 (min. 10 players) 
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50 

SECTION 07  Primary Concert Bands 
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50

Secondary School Instrumental

Contrasting pieces of own choice, up to a maximum of 12 minutes.

SECTION 24  Secondary String Orchestra - Advanced (A Grade)
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50 
Proudly supported by Queensland Symphony Orchestra 

SECTION 25  Secondary Concert Bands - Advanced (Grade 2.5 and above)
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50 
Proudly supported by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

SECTION 26  Secondary Concert Bands - Intermediate (Up to Grade 2)
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50 

SECTION 27  Secondary String Orchestra - Intermediate (B Grade)
1st - $200  2nd - $100  3rd - $50 

General Information for Conductors

Information for conductors:
The piano will be set up on the left hand side of the conductor.
The following complimentary tickets are available for your ensemble's: 
o   School Principal or Deputy
o   Conductor and accompanist
o   Two supervising adults (if required)
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the section as we encourage all participants to support each other in their performances. 

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 per adult. Children and performers are free. 

Submit a copy of your music to the secretary’s desk at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement time of your section along with two (2) copies of the Adjudication Information form --LINK--

Copyright requirements under the AMCOS agreement for schools must be observed. In accordance with copyright laws, any unauthorised photocopies submitted to the secretary for the purpose of adjudication will be discarded.

Ensure that your students are quiet during all performances and wait quietly until instructed to move.
Ensembles will be escorted in turn to the warm up rooms prior to their performance. Use of these rooms must be strictly supervised by a teacher – please note that if you are first up you can go directly to your warm up room. 

Original music and adjudication sheets may be collected, by the conductor, from the secretary’s desk at the conclusion of the evening.

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Please contact QYMA Administrator: Johanna Rosenthal