Singapore Youth Festival 2016: Arts Presentation For Band (Display) / Secondary School Level
2 April 2016 (Saturday)
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2-6pm
All entries must be submitted via the SYF Registration Portal between 6 January and 5 February 2016.
11 March 2016 (Friday)
PARB Meeting Room | Block 2, Level 2
Ministry of Education (51 Grange Road), 3-5pm (Registration starts from 2.30pm)
Each school may nominate only two teachers-in-charge per display band subcategory for the briefing session. Please bring your PS card for admission.
- No fewer than 32 and no more than 70 students:
(i) Band (Display – Category A): Combination of instruments from the woodwinds, brass and percussion sections
- No fewer than 71 and no more than 150 students:
(ii) Band (Display – Category B): Combination of instruments from the woodwinds, brass and percussion sections
- No fewer than 12 and no more than 32 students:
(iii) Band (Display – Percussion Ensemble): Either a combination of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments within the band or a combination of unpitched percussion instruments within the band. A school may participate in both Band (Display) and Band (Display – Percussion Ensemble); or in just one. When it participates in Band (Display), it does so either in Category A or Category B.
A student representative must be nominated to introduce the pieces presented. This student should preferably be a member of the performing group concerned. This introduction must be kept under 1 minute, and should clearly include the following:
- Name of school
- Name of conductor (Where applicable)
- Title and brief description of performance
- Student’s key learning through the preparation process
- A set of 4 timpani
- 1 Tubular Bells
- 1 Marimba
- 1 Xylophone
- 1 Vibraphone
- 1 Gong
- 1 Concert Bass Drum
- 1 Drum Set
There will not be any professional timpanist for the purpose of tuning the timpani.
Display bands are allowed to bring additional/other instruments, but all set-up must be within the stipulated time frame.
The list of additional auxiliary instruments and props must be submitted to the officers-incharge by 8 March 2016.
The maximum height of any props is 2.5 metres for display bands (categories A and B).
No props are allowed for display bands (percussion ensembles).
The actual performance must not exceed 10 minutes for display bands (categories A and B) and must be kept between 6 and 8 minutes for display bands (percussion ensembles).
The total time for the performance area set-up, actual performance, exit and take-down must not exceed 20 minutes for display bands (categories A and B) and 15 minutes for display bands (percussion ensembles).
Certificate of Distinction ≥ 75.0
Certificate of Accomplishment 60.0 – 74.9
Certificate of Commendation ≤ 59.9
The maximum number of marks that can be deducted is ten marks.
For display bands (categories A and B), the Drum Major of the Year will be presented at the end of the AP.
Results will be published on www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg on 4 April 2016.
Comments by individual adjudicators, along with a report that provides an overview of schools’ performances at the SYF 2016 AP, will be made available to participating schools in May 2016.
Cover photo credits: Bukit Panjang Government High School Band
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