Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings

 

Saturday 28th August –  Saturday 4th September 2021*

 

Venue: TBC
Entries Open:  17th March 2021
Entries Close: 31st May, 3pm

Enquiries: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au

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Freemasons Festival of Bands and Strings Schedule 2021

Every year young musicians from around Victoria converge on Ballarat for the Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands and Strings.

 A lively program that runs for over a week in early September each year. The Festival program includes novice, junior, senior and advanced sections across most performance categories. Our strings sections include the D’Addario Area Orchestra where combined school string orchestra compete at the highest level.

The Festival of the Bands includes both stage and concert band sections featuring the prestigious Petera Clamp Prize for Premier Grade Concert Bands. Other performance categories include percussion ensembles,  jazz bands and a suite of VCE ensemble sections.

 

Prizes

Concert Bands

Peter Clamp Memorial Shield for ‘Premier Grade’ Concert Bands – First $1000, Second $750 & Third $450
Fine Music Beginning Concert Bands – First $100, Second $75 & Third $500
Fine Music Advanced Concert Bands- First $300, Second $200 & Third $100

Stage Bands 

Future Music Novice or Junior Stage Bands – First $450 (value offer), Second $200 & Third $100 (vouchers)
Future Music Intermediate Stage Bands – First $450 (value offer), Second $200 & Third $100 (vouchers)
Rotary Club of Ballarat South Advanced Stage Bands -$450 (value offer), Second $200 & Third $100 (vouchers)

Ensemble

T.E Byrne Classical/Traditional Ensemble – First $100
T.E Byrne Memorial Rock Ensemble – First $100
T.E Byrne Memorial Jazz Ensemble – First $100

Festival of Strings & Area Orchestras

D’Addario Area Orchestra – First $300
D’Addario Novice String Orchestra – First $150
D’Addario Junior, Intermediate & Senior String Orchestra – First $150

Jazz Festival
Peter Martin Jazz Memorial Solo (U21) – First $159, Second $75 & Third $50

*Prizes may vary in 2021

 

 

2020 VSMF Repertoire Selections for Concert Bands

Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings is proudly sponsored by:

       

Freemasons Foundation Victoria – Contributing to a better Victoria, proud supporters of Royal South Street Society.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Freemasons Foundation Victoria and Freemasons who have supported Royal South Street Society and Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings since 2010.

Freemasons – Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders.

For more information on Freemasons, please follow the link – https://freemasonsvic.org.au/

*This is the proposed dates for 2021 and may be subject to change.

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