Classes are open to all comers and limited only by age as stated in the current syllabus.
Age restrictions apply to the entrant’s age at 1 February the calendar year of the Festival.
Open classes have no age limit except where stated.
TIME LIMITS SHOULD BE STRICTLY OBSERVED, but pieces may be any length within the limit. If the limit is exceeded, the entrant will be asked to stop and may face disqualification.
Solo entrants may perform only once in the same class in the same capacity. THEY MAY NOT PLAY THE SAME PIECE IN MORE THAN ONE CLASS.
The Adjudicator cannot enter into discussion on the mark sheets or results.
If a class is not of a sufficiently high standard then, at the Adjudicator’s discretion, no prize need be awarded.
Where there is only one entrant in a class, there will be an assessment only, and no prize will be awarded.
Entrants are forbidden to use photocopy material except where permitted under Federation guidelines (see below).
Entrants are forbidden to use backing tapes and CDs.
No camera, video or photo mobile phone of any description may be used in the hall/room where performances take place.
In the case of query, question or arbitration, the Events Manager’s decision will be final.
The deadline for entries (20th December 2015) will be need to be strictly adhered to allow sufficient time to schedule classes.
The Festival fully adopts the Federation of Music Festivals, statements and procedures. All voluntary staff, stewards and adjudicators are CRB checked to provide a safe and encouraging environment. Parents and teachers must assume full responsibility for the arrival, departure, safety and behaviour of their children/pupils (and their instruments and belongings) at all times.