Summer Music Competition – 2020       Calling all our music centre players & singers!

We’d usually now be preparing for our Summer Concerts but because music centre is suspended, we’ve planned a Summer Music Competition with lots of prizes, generously funded through The Duffield Awards.

Prize Details:   Everyone who enters will be awarded £2.  In addition, there are the following prizes:

Group1st Prize2nd Prize3rd PrizePerformance length – GUIDANCEMusic Suggestions
Club Band£5£4£330 seconds – 1 minuteA piece from your tutor book, or one of the competition pieces (click the appropriate link below).
Junior Band£8£5£41 min – 2 minsA piece from your tutor book or an exam piece.
Intermediate Band£10£8£52 – 3 minsA piece from your tutor book or an exam piece.  Or a current band piece (backing track – optional).
Senior Wind Band£10£8£5Upper limit of 3 minsA piece from your tutor book or an exam piece.  Or a current band piece (backing track – optional).
Junior Voices£5£4£31 minA song from choir, using a backing track (click the appropriate link below), or an exam piece.
Youth Choir£10£8£5Upper limit of 3 minsOne of the following songs: Africa, Somewhere only we know, or A million dreams form the appropriate link below. Or an exam piece, GCSE, etc.
We may decide to award additional prizes at the end of this competition, at the discretion of the Music Team. We particularly want to encourage those who have made good progress over the last term or so; those who have taken time to send us clips of their playing or singing; those who present their performance well.

Competition Details:

  1. The Summer Music Competition is open to all registered SDMC members.
  2. We would like you to send us a video clip.  Let us know if you have problems with doing this and we’ll try to help. (We want to see you perform as well as hear you on this occasion).
  3. Entries should be sent to Helen (  Closing date is Monday 13th July.
  4. Make sure you say at the beginning of the clip:  Your name      Your Group     The Title of the Piece    The Composer
  5. We’re looking for a musical performance (think about dynamics, tone, phrasing etc.).
  6. Importantly, can we really see you are having fun and enjoying the music you are making?  The audience can tell if you’re having a good time and it will pay off.  Be confident in your abilities, don’t worry about the blips and clips, but above all: have fun!
  7. We may put some entries on our music centre website or facebook unless you ask us not to.

CLOSING DATE:  We need to receive your entry no later than Monday 13th July 2020

Competition Music and Lyrics

(Click an appropriate image/link)

Club Band Players

Junior Voices

Youth Choir