Band and Instrumental Class Descriptions

Please refer to the Honours Awards section for award descriptions.
Please refer to Rules specific to Band and Instrumental Discipline on Page 5 before submitting entries.

Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Recorder, and Strings

Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Recorder and Strings

Solo: One selection.

Duet, Trio and Quartet: One selection.


Bands

will be allowed to warm-up / tune up within their allocated performance time. Groups should be prepared to move into the performance area, set up, warm up, perform and leave the performance area within the allotted performance time. Performances longer than the allotted time limit will be stopped by the adjudicator's secretary.


Concert Band

Two contrasting selections- time limit 15 minutes.

Ensemble Band

Two contrasting selections- time limit 15 minutes.


Stage Band

Two contrasting selections - time limit 20 minutes.


Rhythm Band, Hand Bells Ensemble and Xylophones

One or two contrasting selections - time limit 15 minutes. No limit to the number of performers. If less than 5 members, please call regarding the Entry Fee. Please state on the entry form what instruments will be used.


Recorder Small Ensemble

5 to 10 performers. One or two contrasting selections.


Recorder Ensemble

11 or more performers. One or two contrasting selections.


Special Instrument Division

Any instrument for which a class has not already been provided. A more advanced level of performance is expected. No age restrictions. Competitors in this division should be aware of the importance of their choice of selections and its effect on marks. Examples of instrumentation include harp or any non-traditional ethnic instrumentation.


Concert Class

For Woodwind, Brass, or Ensembles - Two or more contrasting selections.

  • Junior level - 13 years and under, Level 4 or above, time limit 15 minutes.
  • Intermediate level - 16 years and under, Level 6 or above, time limit 20 minutes.
  • Senior level - 30 years and under, Level 8 or above, time limit 25 minutes.

Diploma Class

Any traditional instrument. Must be studying at a recognized music school or with a qualified teacher. Must have previously participated in the Cariboo Festival. No age restrictions. Time limit 15 minutes.


Classical Guitar Solo

One selection for each class following the class era, period and style. Composers must be from the era or time period.


Classical Guitar Duet

Two contrasting selections from different eras i.e. Baroque / Classical
Steel String Guitar - Plectrum: With the use of a pick. One selection from each class following the style of the class.
Steel String - Finger Picking: Without the use of a pick. One selection from each class following the style of the class.


Guitar Minstrel Class

A performance of a song in which the voice is an integral part of the guitar performance.


Guitar Singer/ Songwriter Minstrel

A performer who has composed their own song to be sung by the performer/ composer and who accompanies himself/ herself on the guitar. The creativity of the guitar accompaniment is as important as the song and lyrics.
Ukulele EnsembleOne or two selections. No limit on number of performers. See entry fees. If less than 5 members consider as quartet, trio, or duet.


Violin Beginners

Participants in this class are in their first year of study. One selection.


Strings

This section includes Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass.


Fiddling Solo

One selection of appropriate style for class. i.e., waltz, jig, reel, other.


Fiddling Duet, Trio, Quartet

One selection of any style.


Adjudicated Family Class

Competitors must be related


Adjudicated Class for a Main Instrument with a Student Accompanist

Strings Ensemble (Pop, Contemporary, Baroque, Classical and Fiddle

This class is intended for strings duets, trios, quartets, and larger groups to present a piece for adjudication of the ensemble's ability to work together as musicians and enjoy their performance.


Self-Composed

These classes have been arranged by length of composition rather than age group. This is designed to allow for more freedom of expression by the composition. A contestant may enter more than one composition per class. Each composition is a separate entry. Each composition must be written on manuscript paper in black ink, or it may be computer-generated. Each entry is assumed to be the original work of the individual whose name appears on the entry form attached to the manuscript. All rights to the composition will be retained by the composer. Each contestant will be expected to perform their composition in the festival or to arrange to have it performed. All composers will receive a certificate of participation. However, due to the subjective nature of this class and diversity of styles and forms, there will be no mark attached. Students will receive an adjudication only.


Band and Instrument Classes

Woodwinds

Solo Baroque
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
Solo Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
Solo Romantic
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
Solo Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
431
432
433
434
435
436
437
Solo Jazz or Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
531
532
533
534
535
536
537
Woodwind Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
631
632
633
634
635
636
637
Woodwind Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
731
732
733
734
735
736
737
Woodwind Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
831
832
833
834
835
836
837

Brass

Solo Baroque
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
Solo Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
Solo Romantic
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
Solo Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
441
442
443
444
445
446
447
Solo Jazz or Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
541
542
543
544
545
546
547
Brass Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
641
642
643
644
645
646
647
Brass Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
741
742
743
744
745
746
747
Brass Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
841
842
843
844
845
846
847
Wind Brass Ensemble
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
931
932
933
934
935
936
937

Percussion

Percussion Solo
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
Percussion Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
Percussion Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
Percussion Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
451
452
453
454
455
456
457

Bands

Concert Band
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Open
1031
1032
1033
1034
1035
Ensemble Band
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Open
1131
1132
1133
1134
1135
Stage Band
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Open
1231
1231
1233
1234
1235
Ukelele Band
Level 1
1331
Rhythm Band
Level 1
1431
Hand Bells Ensemble
Level 1
1531
Xylophones
Level 1
1631

Recorders

Recorder Solo
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
1731
1732
1733
1734
Recorder Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
1831
1832
1833
1834
Recorder Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
1931
1932
1933
1934
Recorder Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
2031
2032
2033
2034
Small Recorder Ensemble
Level 1
Level 2
2121
2132
Large Recorder Ensemble
Level 1
Level 2
2231
2232

Special Instrument Division

Competitive Open Class
2331
Adjudication Only Open
2431

Instrumental Concert Class

Woodwind
Junior
Intermediate
Senior
2531
2532
2533
Brass
Junior
Intermediate
Senior
2631
2632
2633
Ensembles
Junior
Intermediate
Senior
2731
2732
2733
Diploma Class Competitive
2734
Diploma Class Adjudication Only
2735

Classical Guitar Solo

Baroque
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
Romantic
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
361
362
363
364
365
366
367
Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
461
462
463
464
465
466
467
Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
561
562
563
564
565
566
567
Jazz
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
661
662
663
664
665
666
667
Latin
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
761
762
763
764
765
766
767
Blues
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
861
862
863
864
865
866
867
Flamenco, Spanish, Other
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
961
962
963
964
965
966
967
Sacred
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
1061
1062
1063
1064
1065
1066
1067

Steel String - Finger Picking Solo

Gospel
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2061
2062
2063
2064
2065
2066
2067
Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2161
2162
2163
2164
2165
2166
2167
Blues
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2261
2262
2263
2264
2265
2266
2267
Jazz
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2361
2362
2363
2364
2365
2366
2367
Folk
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2461
2462
2463
2464
2465
2466
2467
Rock
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2561
2562
2563
2564
2565
2566
2567
Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2661
2662
2663
2664
2665
2666
2667
Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2761
2762
2763
2764
2765
2766
2767
Guitar Minstrel
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2831
2832
2833
2834
2835
2836
2837
Guitar Duet or Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
2931
2932
2933
2934
2935
2936
2937
Guitar Singer / Songwriter Minstrel
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
3031
3032
3033
3034
3035
3036
3037
Beginner Strings
Age 4 and Under
Age 5
Age 6
Age 7
Age 8
171
172
173
174
175

Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass

Solo Baroque
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
Solo Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
378
Solo Romantic
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
471
472
473
474
475
476
477
478
Solo Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
571
572
573
574
575
576
577
578
Solo Jazz or Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
671
672
673
674
675
676
677
678
Strings Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
771
772
773
774
775
776
777
778
Strings Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
871
872
873
874
875
876
877
878
Strings Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
971
972
973
974
975
976
977
978
Self-Composed
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
991
992
993
994
995
996
997
998
Strings Ensemble
Pop
Contemporary
Fiddle
Baroque
Classical
980
981
982
983
984

Fiddling

Solo Waltz
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1071
1072
1073
1074
1075
1076
1077
1078
Solo Jig / Reel
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1171
1172
1173
1174
1175
1176
1177
1178
Solo - Other
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1271
1272
1273
1274
1275
1276
1277
1278
Fiddling Duet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1371
1372
1373
1374
1375
1376
1377
1378
Fiddling Trio
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1471
1472
1473
1474
1475
1476
1477
1478
Fiddling Quartet
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1571
1572
1573
1574
1575
1576
1577
1578
Fiddling Ensemble
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
1671
1672
1673
1674
1675
1676
Family Class
All Levels
1771
Main Instrument with Student Accompanist
Levels 1-4
Levels 5-8 and Up
1871
1872
Main Instrument with Adult Accompaniment
Levels 1-4
Levels 5-8 and Up
1971
1972

Steel String - Plectrum Solo

Gospel
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1161
1162
1163
1164
1165
1166
1167
Pop
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1261
1262
1263
1264
1265
1266
1267
Blues
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1361
1362
1363
1364
1365
1366
1367
Jazz
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1461
1462
1463
1464
1465
1466
1467
Folk
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1561
1562
1563
1564
1565
1566
1567
Rock
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1661
1662
1663
1664
1665
1666
1667
Classical
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1761
1762
1763
1764
1765
1766
1767
Contemporary
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6-7
Level 8 and Up
Adult
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867