Prize money for the competition is supported by a legacy left to the band by Robert Eccles, one of the founding members of the Band.
1st Prize £600
The winning composition will also be published and recorded by TradeWinds if it is of a suitable standard.
2nd Prize £300
3rd Prize £100
Compositions should be between 3 and 10 minutes in length and should be emailed as a Sibelius or XML file to: email@example.com by Sunday 13 December 2015 along with the composer’s name, email address and telephone number. See the full rules below.
Composition Competition Rules
- Compositions must be between 3 and 10 minutes long.
- Compositions should be an intermediate level (individual parts at ABRSM Grade 5 level) original concert piece for standard concert band instrumentation:
Eb Clarinet (optional)
3x Bb Clarinet
Eb Alto Clarinet (optional)
Bb Bass Clarinet
2x Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
2/4x F Horn
3x Bb Trumpet
2x Tenor Trombone (Bass Clef)
1x Bass Trombone
Bb Euphonium (Treble Clef)
Tuba (Bass Clef)
String Bass (optional)
- Compositions will be judged by Richard Phillips (Composer and Editor of TradeWinds), Tom Davoren (Composer) and Neil Brownless (Musical Director of Abingdon Concert Band). The judges decision is final.
- Prizes will consist of:
1st Prize: £600 plus the composition will be published and recorded by TradeWinds if it is of a suitable standard.
2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £100
The top three pieces will all be performed by Abingdon Concert Band at a concert in June 2016 where the winner will be announced.
- Compositions should be emailed as a Sibelius file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 13 December 2015 along with composer’s name, email address and telephone number.
- The top three composers will be notified by 31 March 2016 and invited to the concert where the winning composition will be announced.
- Submitted compositions may not already be published works.