2017 Light Music Requirements

2017 Competitions:
April 30th – Haileybury College
May 20th – Camperdown (Robert Burns Festival)
June 17th- PLC Melbourne
July 1 – Ballarat Grammar
August 27 – Geelong
September – Victorian Solo Piping Championships, Scotch College Melbourne

Tuning: 3-5 minutes of tuning is permitted on arrival to Element 1. Thereafter, up to 1 minute tuning is permitted between elements. Tuning time is entirely at the judges discretion.

Competition 1 – Haileybury College April 30th
A Grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.
Player to submit 2 of each tune for judge to choose. 

B Grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 1x 4 part Strathspey & Reel
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

C grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts.
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each.

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only.
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only.


Competition 2:  Camperdown, May 20th
A grade
Element 1  1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  2 x 6/8 Marches of own choice, minimum 4 parts each.
Player to submit 2 of each tune (MSR) for judge to choose. 

B grade
Element 1  1x 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  8 Parts of Jig time. Tunes can be either 2 or 4 parts. Can be any jig time signature (i.e. 6/8, 9/8, 12/8)

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  6/8 March, minimum of 4 parts.

D grade
Element 1  2/4 March (4 parts only) into 2 parts of Strathspey and Reel.
Element 2  6/8 March of 4 parts only.

Novice Grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only.
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each only


Competition 3 – PLC June 17th
A Grade
Element 1  1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.
Player to submit 2 of each tune for judge to choose. 

B Grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts.
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each.

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only.
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only.


Competition 4:  Ballarat Grammar, July 1
A grade
Element 1  2/4 March
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  2 x 6/8 Marches of own choice, minimum 4 parts each.
Player to submit 2 of each tune (MSR) for judge to choose. 

B grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  8 Parts of Hornpipe. Tunes can be 2 or 4 parts of 2/4 hornpipe time signature.

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3  6/8 March, minimum of 4 parts.

D grade
Element 1  2/4 March (4 parts only)
Element 2  2 parts of Strathspey and Reel.
Element 3  6/8 March of 4 parts only.

Novice Grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only.
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each only.


Competition 5:  Geelong  19th August
A Grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.
Player to submit 2 of each tune for judge to choose. 

B Grade
Element 1 1x 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each.
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each.

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts.
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each.

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only.
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only.


2017 Victorian Championships

A grade
Element 1 – MSR, submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose (At the conclusion of the March stop. Retune, then play S&R)
Element 2 – Hornpipe & Jig, each of 4 parts or more.
Submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose (3x Hornpipe, 3x Jig)

B grade
Element 1 – 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes, judge to choose 1)
Element 2 – Strathspey & Reel, each of 4 parts or more (submit 2 sets for judge to choose)
Element 3 – Hornpipe & Jig, each of 4 parts or more. (submit 2 sets for judge to choose)

C grade
Element 1 – March
Element 2 – Strathspey & Reel, each of 4 parts
Element 3 – Hornpipe & Jig of 4 parts or more (each tune)

D grade
Element 1 – March (1x 2/4 March of 4 parts)
Element 2 – 1x Strathspey (2 parts) and Reel (2 parts)
Element 3 – 1x 6/8 March of 4 parts

Novice
Element 1 – 1 x 2/4 March of 2 parts
Element 2 – Strathspey and reel (each of 2 parts)

Piobaireachd – from VPA set lists.

A Grade – submit 4 full tunes
B Grade – submit 2 full tunes
C Grade – submit 1 full tune
D Grade – ground and first variation
Novice – ground only

 

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