V(f) LARGE ENSEMBLE CLASSES

NEW FOR 2020 – The National Music Festival has expanded its offerings to now include large instrumental groups:

For all Large Instrumental Ensemble classes TWO contrasting pieces are required. Multi-movements of one piece will be counted as one selection.

  • School GroupsThe members of a school group must all be from the same school, up to and including Grade 12 students.
    • CLASS 200 – School Concert Band
    • CLASS 210 – School Jazz Band
    • CLASS 220 – School Full Orchestra [including strings, winds, brass and percussion]
    • CLASS 230 – School String Orchestra 
  • Community Groups
    • CLASS 240 – Community Concert Band
    • CLASS 250 – Community Jazz Band
    • CLASS 260 – Community Full Orchestra [including strings, winds, brass and percussion]
    • CLASS 270 – Community String Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ensemble – limited to 6 to 12 singers.
    • CLASS 100
      • At least one selection in three or more parts
      • This class is open to both school and community groups
  • Glee/Show/Musical Theatre Group
    • CLASS 101
      • This class is open to school and community choirs
      • Any combination of ages and voices
      • Both selections must contain staging and/or choreography
      • Time Limit: 20 minutes
      • Submission – Video with Audio
  • School choirs must have a minimum of 13 singers all from one school. Audio recording only.
    • CLASS 102 – Grade 12 & under
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts
    • CLASS 103 – Grade 10 & under
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts
    • CLASS 104 – Grade 8 & under
      • At least one selection sung in two or more parts
    • CLASS 105 – Grade 6 & under
      • One selection sung in two parts is strongly encouraged
    • CLASS 106 – Grade 4 & under
      • Unison only
  • Community choirs – must have a minimum of 13 singers and are not school choirs. Only one folk song is permitted. Audio recording only.
    • CLASS 107 – 19 & over
      • The majority of members must be 19 years of age and over
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts
    • CLASS 108 – 19 & under
      • No more than 5% of the members may exceed the age limit by more than one year.
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts
    • CLASS 109 – 16 & under
      • No more than 5% of the members may exceed the age limit by more than one year.
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts
    • CLASS 110 – 12 & under
      • No more than 5% of the members may exceed the age limit by more than one year.
      • At least one selection sung in three or more parts