2018 Light Music Requirements

2018 VPA Competition Dates
1. Sunday April 22, Haileybury College
2. Saturday May 19, Camperdown
3. Saturday June 2nd, PLC
4. Sunday June 24rd Geelong College
5. Victorian Solo Piping Championships July 28 – Scotch College

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 22
A Grade
Element 1 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 3 of each tune for judge to choose. 

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

C grade
Element 1 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 19
A grade
Element 1  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 3 of each tune in Elements 1 & 2 (MSR) for judge to choose

B grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each (submit only one of 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 of 4 parts or more
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 of minimum 4 parts
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each
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 3 – PLC June 2
A Grade
Element 1  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 3 of each tune in Elements 1 & 2 (MSR) for judge to choose

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

C grade
Element 1  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 4:  Geelong College  June 24
A Grade
Element 1 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 3 of each tune for judge to choose

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

C grade
Element 1  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
Element 3 6/8 March of 4 parts only

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


2018 Victorian Championships – Scotch College July 28

A grade
Element 1 – MSR, submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose (At the conclusion of the March stop playing, retune and 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 –  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 – Strathspey & Reel, each of 4 parts
Element 3 – Hornpipe & Jig of 4 parts or more (each tune)

D grade
Element 1 – 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 – Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each
Element 3 – 6/8 March of 4 parts

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

Piobaireachd – from VPA set lists

A Grade – submit 3 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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