The Competition Categories for Wood & Brass Orchestras

Category
Age
C
B
A
Childrens’ Orchestra
8 – 12
C1 B1
A1
Teenager Orchestra I
13 – 15
C2 B2 A2
Teenager Orchestra II
16 – 18
C3 B3 A3
Youth/Adult Orchestra
> 19
C4 B4 A4



For the orchestras taking part at the competition, the music pieces appointed by the artistic committee of the festival are as followings:


Children’s Orchestra:
C1
    Jakob Gruchmann:
Cucú
2:00
B1

Fritz Neuböck:
Fanfare, Canto e Danza
3:30
A1

Johann Pausackerl:
Memories of the Prairie

4:00






Teenager Orchestra I:
C2

Fritz Neuböck:
Fanfare, Canto e Danza
3:30
B2

Johann Pausackerl:
Memories of the Prairie
4:00
A2

Otto M. Schwarz:
Apollo 11
5:00 





Teenager Orchestra II:
C3

Johann Pausackerl:
Memories of the Prairie
4:00
B3

Otto M. Schwarz:
Apollo11
5:00
A3

Thomas Doss:
Fanfare for a New Horizon
3:10





Youth/Adult Orchestra:
C4

Otto M. Schwarz:
Apollo 11
5:00
B4

Thomas Doss:
Fanfare for a New Horizon
3:10
A4

Siegmund Andraschek:
Celebration
5:00



Notice:
1) In each age group there are A, B, C categories. A is the highest level, B is the second level, C is the lowest level. Generally, the C2 category has the same level as B1 category; the B2 category has the same level as A1 category; the C3 category has the same level as B2 category; the B3 category has the same level as A2 category; the C4 category has the same level as B3 category; the B4 category has the same level as A3 category. So it looks like this (in total: 6 categories): C1, B1=C2, A1=B2=C3, A2=B3=C4, A3=B4, A4.


2) Each orchestra has to play as follows:

a. the music piece appointed by the Festival Artistic Committee as above.
b. 1 music piece, free choice by the orchestra itself;


3) The total time of the performance has to be less than 15 minutes. In case the total time of the 2 music pieces is much less than 15 minutes, the orchestra can play an additional music piece at its free choice.


4) Orchestras must meet the age requirements. Max. 10% of the orchestra members of each orchestra are allowed to exceed the age limit.

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