Abingdon Concert Band

music for wind orchestra since 1977

Composition Competition 2015

Trade-Winds-SaxophoneAbingdon Concert Band, in partnership with TradeWinds, are delighted to announce their inaugural Composition Competition.

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: composition@abingdonconcertband.org.uk by Sunday 13 December 2015 along with the composer’s name, email address and telephone number. See the full rules below.

Composition Competition Rules

  1. Compositions must be between 3 and 10 minutes long.
  2. Compositions should be an intermediate level (individual parts at ABRSM Grade 5 level) original concert piece for standard concert band instrumentation:
    Piccolo
    2x Flute
    1/2x Oboe
    Eb Clarinet (optional)
    3x Bb Clarinet
    Eb Alto Clarinet (optional)
    Bb Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon
    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)
    Drum Kit
    Timpani
    Auxiliary Percussion
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Compositions should be emailed as a Sibelius file to composition@abingdonconcertband.org.uk by Sunday 13 December 2015 along with composer’s name, email address and telephone number.
  6. The top three composers will be notified by 31 March 2016 and invited to the concert where the winning composition will be announced.
  7. Submitted compositions may not already be published works.

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