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Lanesborough House Music Competition 2018

It is time for the boys to begin preparing for our annual House Music Competition at Lanesborough. Following the success of the new format last year, we will again run the preliminary rounds as a series of Competition Concerts. Please also note that the House Shout will take place on the last day of term, bringing the competition to an exciting ‘whole-school’ close! Please note that the Competition Concerts are the only entry point to the competition and be aware that, there will be no provision for late entries. A printable version of the rules can be found at the bottom of this page. The Competition Concerts will be held in the Performance Hall on the following dates:

WIND and BRASS (Including Saxophone) Competition Concert - Wednesday 24 January

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                      4.15 - 5pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        5 - 5.45pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.45 - 6.30pm

Entry deadline: Wednesday 17 January at 6pm

 

GUITAR Competition Concert - Wednesday 31 January

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       4.15 - 5pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        5 - 5.45pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.45 - 6.30pm

Entry deadline: Wednesday 24 January at 6pm

 

STRINGS Competition Concert - Wednesday 7 February

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       2.30 - 3.30pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        4.15 - 5.15pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.30 - 6.15pm

Entry deadline: Wednesday 31 January at 6pm

 

VOICE and PERCUSSION Competition Concert - Monday 19 February

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       4.15 - 5pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        5 - 5.45pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.45 - 6.30pm

Entry deadline: Friday 9 February at 6pm

 

PIANO Competition Concert (Performance Hall Grand Piano) - Wednesday 28 February

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       2.30 - 3.30pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        4.15 - 5.15pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.30 - 6.15pm

Entry deadline: Wednesday 21 Februaryat 6pm

 

ENSEMBLES Competition Concert - Wednesday 14 March

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       4.15 - 5pm

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        5 - 5.45pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      5.45 - 6.30pm

Entry deadline: Wednesday 7 March at 6pm

 

House Music Competition Final - Friday 16 March (Adjudicator to be announced)

Years 3 & 4 Junior Competition                                       9 - 10.45am

Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Competition                        11.15am - 12.45pm

Years 7 & 8 Senior Competition                                      1.45 - 3.45pm

 

House Music Competition Rules of Entry

How to enter:

  • All Prep School boys who study an instrument with a professional teacher inside or outside of school are eligible to enter. However, vocal entries may also be submitted from boys who are not formally taking lessons.
  • An email notification inviting you to enter for each instrumental category will be sent out prior to each Competition Concert. As always, please consult the Newsletter for dates and further information as there will be weekly notifications.
  • We ask you to enter your son using the reply form link in the invitation email. We cannot accept any other means of entry.
  • For those studying with teachers in school, please refer to your son’s Practice Notebook for details of the repertoire recommended from his Visiting Music Teacher.
  • For those studying with external teachers, please ask them to advise you of the most appropriate piece for entry.

Number of entries:

  • Pupils can enter into a maximum of two solo categories, i.e. Piano and Voice or Strings and Wind.
  • In addition, a pupil may enter the Ensemble category as a third entry.

Entry details:

Please enter all the details required on the entry reply form:

  • Full Name, Form and House (Lancaster, Tudor, York or Windsor)
  • Class (Junior Years 3 & 4, Intermediate Years 5 & 6 or Senior Years 7 & 8)
  • Instrument
  • Title of piece and name of the composer
  • Accompaniment required, please state Yes or No

Repertoire and Accompaniments:

  • Maximum length of each entry is 3 minutes. If it is longer this will not be accepted.
  • Please note that, if successful, your son may not change his repertoire for the Final. Please consider this carefully at the point of entry.
  • If your son needs accompanying, please submit a named photocopy of the piano accompaniment as early as possible.
  • Please have the original accompaniment available for the Final as photocopies may not be used.

Results

  • Results will be published in the newsletter.
  • Short comment feedback will also be available by request.

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We would be delighted to send you a brochure. Just complete the form below and Mrs Francis will contact you to complete the enquiry.

We would be delighted to send you a brochure. Just complete the form below and Mrs Francis will contact you to complete the enquiry.