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Instrumental

Do you play the piano, double bass, drum kit, clarinet, tuba, electronic keyboard or even a pipe organ?  Perhaps you enjoy composing or playing in a family ensemble. The Instrumental Section provides wonderfully varied opportunities for all age groups and abilities to have fun making music and working towards a performance of which you can be proud.




Any queries contact the section secretary,
Gillian Muhlemann: drossel@drossel.plus.com or instrumental@hastingsmf.org.uk

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Classes

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION
The original composition may be written for any instrument and be played by the composer or a nominated person. The original copy will be used for the performance.

3898 Original Composition (16 and under)
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
The composition may be played by the competitor or by a nominated substitute who will play from the original music.
A copy of the music must be sent to the adjudicator.
3899 Original Composition (Over 16)
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
The composition may be played by the competitor or by a nominated substitute who will play from the original music.
A copy of the music must be sent to the adjudicator.
DRUM KIT
Drum kit with backing track with part removed.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.

3800 Drum Kit Any age. ( Grade 1 to 2 )
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3801 Drum kit . Any age. (Grade 3 to 5)
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3802 Drum Kit Any age. (Grade 6 to 7)
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3803 Drum kit. Any age. (Grade 8)
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
PIANO
Note that in set pieces repeats will be optional unless specifically stated in this syllabus, but all DC and DS marks must be observed.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but entrants may not enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.
Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.
3000 Beginners Piano. Age under 9
Set piece: Any two solo pieces ( without any optional duet part) from Pretime Piano Jazz and Blues, Primer Level, by Faber and Faber (Hal Leonard)
Fee   ₤5.00
Open to those who have learnt for not more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo piano class.
3004 Beginners Piano. Age 9 and under 15
Set piece: Any two solo pieces from Party Time! On Holiday by Alan Bullard (ABRSM)
Fee   ₤5.00
Open to those who have learnt for not more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo piano class.
3008  Piano. Age under 8
Set piece: Playtime and Fairy Waltz from Piano Playtime Book 1 by Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3012 Piano. Age 8 years only
Set piece: This Old Man (with repeat) and Au Clair de la Lune from Piano Playtime Book 1 by Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood (Faber)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3016  Piano. Age 9 years only
Set piece: Echo (with repeats) by Czerny and Daffodil by Gurlitt from Piano Progress Book 1 by Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood (Faber) 3020
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3020 Piano. Age 10 years only
Set piece: Fancy Dancy (without optional duet part) and Sun Fun from Finger Paintings Book 3 by Dennis Alexander (Alfred)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3024 Piano. Age 11 years only
Set piece: Up and Down the Stairs and Now Listen to my Story from Finger Jogging Boogie by Stephen Duro (ABRSM)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3028  Piano. Age 12 years only
Set piece: Children at Play by Bartok from Piano All Sorts grades 2-3 Trinity Repertoire Library (Faber)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3032 Piano. Age 13 years only
Set piece: Broomstick Boogie by Pam Wedgwood from Piano All Sorts grades 2-3 Trinity Repertoire Library (Faber)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3036  Piano. Age 14 years only
Set piece: On the Cool Side from On the Cool Side by Brian Chapple (Chester)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3040 Piano. Age 15 years only
Set piece: On the Cool Side from On the Cool Side by Brian Chapple (Chester)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3044 Piano. Age 16 and under 18
Set piece: Little Bird by Grieg op 43 no 4 from A Romantic Sketchbook for Piano Book 4 Ed. Alan Jones (ABRSM)
Fee   ₤5.00
 
3048 Piano. Age 18 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3052 Senior Piano. Age 60 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3056 Primary Piano. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2 mins
Own Choice: Grade 1 standard.
Classes 3056-3072:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3060 Elementary Piano. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2 mins
Own Choice Grade 2 standard

Classes 3056-3072:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3064 Transitional Piano. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice Grade 3 standard.
Classes 3056-3072:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3068 Lower Piano. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice: Grade 4 standard.
Classes 3056-3072:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3072 Higher Piano. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice: Grade 5 standard
Classes 3056-3073:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3073 Piano Grade 6. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Grade 6 standard
Classes 3056-3073:- Entrants may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.
3076  Piano. Borough Residents Age under 12
Set piece: Backpack Boogie from Finger Paintings Book 3 by Dennis Alexander (Alfred)
Fee   ₤5.00
Entrants must reside in Hastings or St. Leonards
3080 Piano. Borough Residents Age 12 and under 15
Set piece: Happy Days from On the Cool Side by Brian Chapple (Chester)
Fee   ₤5.00
Entrants must reside in Hastings or St. Leonards
3084 Piano Sonatina. Age under 11
Fee   ₤5.00
Own Choice: Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.
No time limit.
3088 Piano Sonatina. Age 11 and under 13
Fee   ₤5.00
Own Choice: Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.
No time limit.
3092 Piano Sonatina. Age 13 and under 15
Fee   ₤5.00
Own Choice:Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.
No time limit.
3096 Piano Sonata. Age under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Movement of any Sonata.
No time limit.
3100 Piano Sonata. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Movement of any Sonata.
No time limit.
3104 Piano Bach. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3108 Piano Bach. Age under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice
3112 Piano Bach. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Own Choice
No time limit.
3116 Piano Chopin. Age 16 and over. Open
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice
3120 Piano French Composer. Age 16 and over Open
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice
3124 Piano Contemporary. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.
3128 Piano Contemporary. Age under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.

3132 Piano Contemporary. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.
3136 Piano. Popular Music. Age under 18
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
One or more pieces of light drawing room or popular music (including ragtime but not jazz) published c.1850-1950. Composers such as, but not limited to, Albert Ketelbey, Wilfrid Sanderson, Charles Ancliffe, Gustave Lang, Eric Coates, Ronald Binge. Credit will be given for choice of repertoire and presentation.
3140 Piano Recital. Age under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice.
More than one piece. Grade 5 and above. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.
3144 Piano Recital. Age 16 and over. Open
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 15 mins
Own Choice: More than one piece. Grade 7 and above.
Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment, and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.
3156 Piano Bronze Medal. Age under 15
Set piece: Washtub Rag from On the Cool Side by Brian Chapple (Chester)
Award: BRONZE MEDAL
Fee   ₤10.00
The Bronze Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
3160 Piano Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18
Set piece: April:Snowdrops by Tchaikovsky op 37 from Recital Repertoire book 1 for pianists by Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood (Faber)
Award: SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
3164 Piano Gold Medal. Any age. Open
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved
3180 Piano Duet. Age under 11
Set piece: Swinging Fingers by Alan Bullard from Duets with a Difference Book 1 by Pauline Hall (Oxford)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
 
3184  Piano Duet. Age under 15
Set piece: Swinging Fingers by Alan Bullard from Duets with a Difference Book 1 by Pauline Hall (Oxford)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
 
3187 Piano Duet. Any age
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice
3189 Piano Trio. Any age
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 5 mins

Own choice.
STRINGS
Entrants need not adhere to the bowing and fingering in the copies, but some change of position should be shown in all classes aged 15 and over. Da Capo and short repeats of eight bars or fewer should be observed.

Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but not in the same year. Entrants are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.

3196 Strings Beginners - Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Any age. Own Choice.
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.
Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other solo strings class.
3197 Strings Solo Unaccompanied. Age under 18
Fee   ₤5.00
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp.
Own choice of a movement from any Sonata, Partita or Suite.
No time limit.
3198 Strings Sonata. Any age. Open
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp.
Own Choice from Baroque or Classical period
3199 Strings Sonata. Any age. Open.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice, Romantic period and later.
3200 Strings Recital. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Guitar or Harp
Own Choice: More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.
3204 Strings Bronze Medal. Age under 15
Award: BRONZE MEDAL, subject to a mark of 85 being awarded.
Fee   ₤10.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Grade 5 standard
3208 Strings Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18
Award: SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. Grade 7 standard.
The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a mark of 85 being achieved.
3212 Strings. Gold Medal . Any age. Open
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved


3214 Strings Grade 0-1 standard. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
One or more pieces from Wagon Wheels by Katherine and Hugh Colledge. Boosey and Hawkes.
3215 Strings. Grade 1-2 Standard. Any Age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
One or more pieces from Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time Runners by Kathy and David Blackwell, Oxford.
3216 Strings. Grade 2-3 Standard. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
One or more pieces from Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time Sprinters by Kathy and David Blackwell, Oxford.
3217 Strings. Grade 3-4 Standard. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
One or more pieces from Solos for Young Violinists/Violists/Cellists Volume 1 Summy-Birchard Inc.

3220 Violin Solo. Age under 9
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice
3224 Violin Solo. Age 9 and under 11.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice.
3228 Violin Solo. Age 11 and under 13.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice.
3232 Violin Solo. Age 13 and under 15.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice.
3236 Violin Solo. Age 15 and under 17.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3237 Violin Solo. Age 17 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3248 Viola Solo. Age under 9.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice
3252 Viola Solo . Age 9 and under 11.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
3256 Viola Solo. Age 11 and under 13.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice.
3260 Viola Solo. Age 13 and under 15.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice.
3264 Viola Solo. Age 15 and under 17.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3268 Viola Solo. Age 17 and over.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice
3272 Violoncello Solo. Age under 9.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice.
3276 Violoncello Solo. Age 9 and under 11.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
3280 Violoncello Solo. Age 11 and under 13.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice
3284 Violoncello Solo. Age 13 and under 15.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3288 Violoncello Solo. Age 15 and under 17.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.

3292 Violoncello Solo. Age 17 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3296 Double Bass Solo. Age under 9
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
3300 Double Bass Solo. Age 9 and under 11.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
3304 Double Bass Solo . Age 11 and under 13.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice.
3308 Double Bass Solo. Age 13 and under 15.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3312 Double Bass Solo. Age 15 and under 17.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3316 Double Bass Solo. Age 17 and over.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice
3324 Harp Solo. Grade 1 to 2 Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3328 Harp Solo Grade 3 to 5. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. .

3332 Harp Solo Grade 6 to 7 Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3336 Harp Solo Grade 8 Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3340 Strings Duets. Accompanied. Age under 15
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own choice
3342 Strings Duets Accompanied. Age 15 and over
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own choice
3344 Classical Guitar Solo. Beginners Age under 13
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other solo string classes.
Own choice.
3346 Classical Guitar Solo. Age under 11
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice
3348 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 11 and under 13
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice
3350 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 13 and under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice
3352 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
 
3354 Classical Guitar Duet. Any age
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins

Own choice
RECORDER
Different key recorders are classed as different instruments. Performers may enter any solo recorder class twice provided they play a recorder of a different key. There is no limit to the number of classes a performer can enter providing the age limits are observed.
Recorder Duets
Any minimum age applies to the elder partner, but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but competitors are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same year.

3372 Recorder Beginners. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2 mins
Own choice.
For those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo recorder class.
3380 Recorder. Age under 10
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2 mins
Own choice
3384 Recorder. Age under 11
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2.5 mins
Own choice
3388 Recorder. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 2.5 mins
Own Choice
3392 Recorder. Age under 14
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice
3396 Recorder. Age under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3400 Recorder. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3401 Recorder Recital Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice: More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

3420 Recorder Bronze Medal Age under 16
Award: BRONZE MEDAL subject to a mark of 85 being awarded.
Fee   ₤10.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice: Two contrasting pieces or movements.
Grade 5 standard.
3424 Recorder Silver Medal. Age 16 and over
Award: SILVER MEDAL, subject to a mark of at least 85
Fee   ₤14.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice . Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 7 standard.
3428 Recorder Gold Medal. Any age Open
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice.
Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved
3432 Recorder Duet. Age 10
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3436 Recorder Duet. Age 11 and under 16
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3440 Recorder Duet. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3444 Recorder Trio. Age under 11
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3448 Recorder Trio. Age 11 and under 16
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3452 Recorder Trio. Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.
3460 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 4 or below.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3464 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 5
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 4 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice
3468 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 6
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 4 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3472 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 7 to 8
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 4 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3476 Elementary Recorder Band Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 4 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3480 Advanced Recorder Band Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 4 people
Up to 8 mins

Own choice.
WOODWIND (other than recorder and including Pipe Organ)
Woodwind classes are open to any woodwind instrument such as bassoon; clarinet in Bb or C; flute; oboe; piccolo; pipe organ, saxophone.
Entrants who play more than one instrument may enter the same class twice.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

3481 Woodwind Grades 1-2 standard. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice of one or more pieces from:
Flute: Time Pieces for Flute, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Oboe: Winner Scores All for Oboe arr Lawrence (Brass, wind: piano accompaniment published separately)
Clarinet: The Really Easy Clarinet Book arr. Davies and Harris (Faber Bb or C edition)
Saxophone: Time Travels for Saxophone arr. Buckland and Scott (Astute Music : Bb & Eb piano accomp. published separately)
Bassoon: Time Pieces for Bassoon Vol.1 arr. Denley
(ABRSM: standard/mini -bassoon)
3482 Woodwind Grades 3-4 standard. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice of one or more pieces from:
Flute: Chocolate Box Novello (Novo 16203)
Oboe: Time Pieces for Oboe Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM)
Clarinet: Time Pieces for Clarinet Vol 3 arr. Denley (ABRSM)
Saxophone: Time Pieces for Bb/Eb Saxophone Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM)
Bassoon: Time Pieces for Bassoon Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM-standard/mini bassoon)
3484 Woodwind Beginners. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.
Entrants for this class cannot enter any other class for solo woodwind other than recorder.
3486 Woodwind Beginners. Age 12 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.
Entrants for this class cannot enter any other class for solo woodwind other than recorder.
3488 Woodwind. Age under 14
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice
3490 Woodwind Age 14 and under 16
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3494 Woodwind Age 16 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces.
Up to 10 mins.
3496 Woodwind Ensemble. Age under 14
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice. Group of any size.
3498 Woodwind Ensemble. Age 14 and over
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
Group of any size. Own choice.
3504 Woodwind Bronze Medal.
Award: BRONZE MEDAL subject to a mark of 85 being awarded.
Fee   ₤10.00
15 and younger
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 5 standard.
3506 Woodwind Silver Medal.
Award: SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice.
Two contrasting pieces of Grade 7 standard.
The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
3508 Woodwind Gold Medal. Any age. Open
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice of two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved.
3509 Woodwind Recital. Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice. More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.
3510 Pipe Organ Grades 1-3
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3511 Pipe Organ Grades 4-5
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3512 Pipe Organ Grades 6-8
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 8 mins

Own choice.



ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS
Each entrant has the opportunity to enter three different solo classes as well as duets, bands and, for the more advanced students, medals.

Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.
Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but not in the same year.

3902 Electronic Keyboard Beginners. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own choice.
3906 Electronic Keyboard Beginners. Age 12 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice.
3908 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3911 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age 12 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice
3915 Electronic Keyboard Solo Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice from a current Grade 1 or Grade 2 Syllabus
3917 Electronic Keyboard Solo Any age
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice from a current Grade 3 or Grade 4 syllabus
3919 Electronic Keyboard Bronze Medal
Award: BRONZE MEDAL subject to a mark of 85 being awarded.
Fee   ₤10.00
Up to 6 mins
Any age
Own choice of two contrasting pieces from a current Grade 5 syllabus.
3920 Electronic Keyboard Silver Medal.
Award: SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice of two contrasting pieces from a current Grade 7 syllabus
Any age.
The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
3921 Electronic Keyboard Gold Medal. OPEN
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice of 2 contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
Any age
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved.
3922 Duet-Two Keyboards. Age under 12
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 4 mins
Own choice.
3923 Duet-Two Keyboards. Age 12 and over
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3925 Primary Keyboard Band. Age under 12
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 4 mins
Own choice.
3926 Keyboard Band. Grade 1 and Grade 2 standard. Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice.
3928 Transitional Keyboard Band. Grade 3 and 4 standard. Any age.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3929 Intermediate Keyboard Band. Grade 5 and 6 standard. Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 8 mins
Own choice.
3930 Advanced Keyboard Band. Grade 7 and 8 standard. Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice.
3931 Adult Keyboard Band. Age 21 and over
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 3 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice.
3932 Classical Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age under 12
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3933 Classical Keyboard Solo. Age 12 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 5 mins

Own Choice
BRASS
Brass classes are open to cornet; euphonium; horn; trombone; trumpet; tuba.
Entrants who play more than one instrument may enter the same class twice.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.
Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal but not in the same year. Entrants are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.

3516 Brass Solo Beginners. Age under 15
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Entrants cannot enter any other brass solo class.
3520 Brass Solo Beginners. Age 15 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice
Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.
Entrants cannot enter any other brass solo class.
3524 Brass Solo. Age under 15
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice.
3528 Brass Solo. Age 15 and over.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 6 mins
Own choice.
3532 Brass Duet. Age under 13.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 5 mins
Own choice
3536 Brass Duet. Age 13 and under 19.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own choice
3540 Brass Duet. Age 19 and over.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice
3544 Brass Trio. Age under 13.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice
3548 Brass Trio. Age 13 and under 19.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 7 mins
Own choice
3552 Brass Trio. Age 19 and over.
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 3 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice
3556 Brass Primary. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 3 mins
Own Choice. Grade 1 standard.
3560 Brass Elementary. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice. Grade 2 standard.
3564 Brass Transitional. Any Age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own choice. Grade 3 standard.
3568 Brass Intermediate. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice. Grade 4 standard.
3572 Brass Bronze Medal. Any age.
Award: BRONZE MEDAL subject to 85 marks being awarded
Fee   ₤10.00
Up to 6 mins
Own Choice. Two contrasting pieces Grade 5 standard.
3576 Brass Silver Medal. Any age.
Award: SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Up to 8 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces of Grade 6/7 standard.
The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

3580 Brass Gold Medal. Any age. Open.
Award: GOLD MEDAL
Fee   ₤18.00
Up to 10 mins
Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.
The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved
3581 Brass Recital. Any age.
Fee   ₤5.00
Up to 15 mins
Own Choice. More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation,dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

3588 Brass Ensemble. Age under 14.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice. One adult allowed.
3592 Brass Ensemble. Age under 17.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice.
Any number of performers. One adult allowed.
3596 Brass Ensemble. Any age.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins

Own choice.
JUNIOR CONCERTOS
In order for the award to be given, there must be a minimum of 5 entrants in each Concerto Class.
Accompaniment can be live or recorded.
3600 Instrumental Concerto. Age 13 and under
Award: £100 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
Fee   ₤20.00
Up to 10 mins
Any movement from any concerto for piano, wind, strings, brass or percussion.
Accompaniment can be live or recorded.
3602 Instrumental Concerto. Age 14 and under 18
Award: £100 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.
Fee   ₤25.00
Up to 15 mins

Any movement from any concerto for piano, wind, strings, brass or percussion. Accompaniment can be live or recorded.


CHAMBER MUSIC
The minimum number of players in a chamber music ensemble is two and the maximum eight.
Performers may choose any combination of instruments. There must be only one player to each part.
Solo Sonatas with an accompaniment derived from a figured bass are not acceptable.

Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
3356 Chamber Music. Age under 15
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of 2 to 8 people
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice

3358 Chamber Music. Age 16 to 18
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of 2 to 8 people
Age between 16 and 18
Up to 12 mins
Own choice.
3360 Chamber Music. Any age.
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of 2 to 8 people
Up to 15 mins

Own choice.
ORCHESTRAS
The Orchestras must consist of 9 or more players with a combination of any orchestral instruments.
One adult player is permitted.

Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.

Each Primary School Orchestra will receive a donation from the John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust towards the purchase of musical instruments or music.

3362 Primary Schools Orchestra
Fee   ₤0.00 per group
Group of 9 to 33 people
Year 6 and under
Up to 10 mins
The Orchestra must consist of 9 or more Primary School players with a combination of any orchestral instruments.
One adult player is permitted.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
Own choice.
3363 Orchestra. Age under 14
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 9 people
Up to 10 mins
Own choice
3364 Orchestra. Age 14 and under 19
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 9 people
Up to 10 mins

Own Choice.
FAMILY MUSIC
Any number of performers who are related.
Any instruments and/ or voices.
Photocopies may not be used for virtual performances.
3876 Family Music Making Any age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Any age
Own choice. A programme of music; vocal, instrumental or mixed.
WORLD MUSIC
Any combination of ethnic instruments such as bagpipes; bells; bongos; gamelan; sitars; steel drums.
3880 World Music. Any Age
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins

Own Choice

PRIMARY SCHOOLS FIRST ACCESS Primary School Ensembles for First Access Classes. FREE to enter. . Any instruments permitted. Teachers are welcome to perform as members of the ensemble. Each Primary School will receive a donation from the John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust towards the purchase of musical instruments or music. 

3900 Primary Schools First Access 

Fee £0.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 10 people Up to 10 mins Own Choice 

Hastings Rotary Young Musician will not be held this year due to Covid restrictions.

Adjudicators

Richard Deering

 

Richard studied piano and trumpet at Trinity College of Music with Frank Merrick and Norman Burgess respectively and has been an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for nearly 40 years, adjudicating at an average of 12 festivals a year, including large overseas festivals – such as Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Gibraltar - as both a piano and brass specialist and music generalist. He has given piano performances – as soloist, ensemble-player and accompanist – in over 90 countries, played in numerous brass bands and has held teaching positions in establishments such as London College of Music, Trinity College of Music, Middlesex University, Avery Hill College of Education, Auckland University, Cambridge University and New York State University. He has also been highly involved in the setting and examining of the Trinity piano grade and diploma syllabus for over 20 years and has also written books and for magazines upon British piano music, much of which he has also commercially recorded. During the last years of Regional Arts Associations, Richard acted as an Advisor to the London Arts Board on contemporary music and jazz.
His Federation work has included serving twice on the Central Board of Trustees, interviewing and training of new adjudicators, Vice-Chair of the Adjudicator’s Council and with the administration of the PGCA qualification as Chief Assessor. During his time on the Adjudicator’s Council and Central Board of Trustees he was also co-author of the assessment criteria that is still used by all Federation adjudicators at Federation festivals. He also serves as Chairman of Croydon Performing Arts Festival, through a major period of modernisation and restructuring, since 2013. Piano/Brass cgjli Gen www.impulse-music/.co.ukricharddeering

Ann Hohenkerk ALCM FISM

Ann has been involved in the world of music for most of her life! She took piano and recorder lessons from an early age with the late Mrs Violet Harvey, a very well-known music teacher in Hastings. Ann began teaching at the age of 15, and is still running her own music school in Fairlight. Her passion for the keyboard and electronic organ began back in the 80’s when she trained as an organ teacher with Yamaha Music UK. She went on to become a Regional Instructor for them, training many teachers throughout the UK. Ann became an examiner for the London College of Music, travelling and examining extensively throughout the UK and the Far East. She has published a book of keyboard band arrangements for LCM, and has been an advisor for their keyboard curriculum. Ann is delighted to be asked to adjudicate this year. She has been involved with the Hastings Musical Festival for over 50 years, and would like to wish all of the performers, young, and not so young, a very happy time at the festival!.