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Solo Competition

All members of the Hannaford Youth Band are invited to enter the Rising Stars Solo Competition.

What to play:

Contestants must prepare an instrumental solo for brass or percussion instrument. The solo must have BOTH a brass band AND piano accompaniment. First round to be performed with piano accompaniment, 3 chosen finalists will perform their solo with Brass Band accompaniment on Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. Suggested length of solo – up to 5 minutes.

Please note, the solo is the contestant’s own choice, however the brass band parts must be available – please take this into consideration when choosing repertoire. 

Format:

The first round of this competition will take Sat. November 25, 2017 1:00pm Location: TBC.  Solos will be performed in a recital format with piano accompaniment. Three finalists will be chosen.

The final round will be held at the Festival of Brass concert on Sat. February 17th, 2018 2:00pm Church of the Redeemer with a celebrity panel of adjudicators. The winner will be announced before the last number on this concert and this soloist will perform Sunday, February 18, 2018 with the Hannaford Street Silver Band at their 3pm concert, Jane Mallett Theatre, St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Prizes:

The winner will perform with the Hannaford Street Silver Band and will the recipient of the coveted Rising Stars Trophy as well as their name being engraved on the Hannaford Youth Rising Stars Plaque FOR ALL TIME!!!

1st – $500 *plus recording of the Feb.18, 2018 with Hannaford Street Silver Band.

2nd – $300

3rd – $200