1"BATTLE OF THE BANDS":
MARIMBA BAND: marimbas with/without non-melodic percussion instruments* only
STEEL BAND: steelpans with/without non-melodic percussion instruments* only.5 minutes
2"IN THE MIX" :
If you are a MARIMBA BAND then you need to include at least one other different melodic instrument** OTHER THAN A MARIMBA in your ensemble with/without non-melodic percussion instruments.
If you are a STEEL BAND then you need to include at least one other different melodic instrument** OTHER THAN A STEELPAN in your ensemble with/without non-melodic percussion instruments.5 minutes
For 2020 your band must PLAY music by one or more of the following composers: JS Bach, Vivaldi, JF Handel, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn or Chopin. You may enter a marimba band, a steel band, or a steel and marimba band (no other melodic instruments permitted.) You may play the music in ANY style. You may also include other composers into the composition but the majority of your performance played in this category MUST be one OR more of the stipulated composers.
violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, penny whistle, recorder, trumpet, trombone, tuba , French horn, saxophone, bag-pipes, all guitars, piano, keyboard, celeste, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel,
(please contact the organisers if you are unsure of any other instrument you may wish to include in your band)