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Please contact your school Music Director in the first instance. Your school Music Director will have been given an ensemble arrival time which is advised by the ASBOF. This arrival time is set approximately 1 hour before the ensemble is due to play. This allows for an adequate time in the warm-up rooms. There [...]
Parents/students should meet outside the venue at which the school is scheduled to play and remain together. A parent from the organising committee or the School Music Director should make themselves known to the Festival registration desk. Parents and students arriving early are encouraged to enter the auditorium (tickets required for adults) to listen to other [...]
Ensembles usually have between 15-30 minutes in the warm up room. They are then ushered straight on to the stage. Ensembles are permitted to have 1 parent helper to assist them back stage. Watching other schools perform prior to your school going on stage adds to the sense of occasion and makes the event [...]
Once the ensemble has finished playing they will return to where they have unpacked their instruments and will then be under the direction of their Music Director. They will then move back around to the front of the auditorium/where they were first met by the ASBOF marshaling staff. Students are free to leave once [...]
Typically, we will have an adjudication at the end of each section. If there are a large number of ensembles in a section we might have an adjudication halfway through the event. The compere will announce the adjudication times during the course of the event.
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