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Date: Wednesday, 24th September 2014
Contributor: Jim Campbell - Music Board

Grade 4 and Novice Juvenile Competition Format from 2015 and additions to the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List"




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Whilst the criteria for 4A retains the principle of 4 parts March in 2/4 Time Signature, the requirements have been altered. 4A can now play either 1 x 4 Parted March or 2 x 2 parted Marches. This change will also be applied to Minor Grade 4 MSR Contests. Grade 4 requirements of Quick March Tempo for Minor Contests remain unchanged.

Major Championships:-
4B and Novice Juvenile will play 4 x 2 parted Marches from the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List" - (Bands may choose Parts 1 and 2 of any of the 4 parted tunes offered on the list).

4A will play MSR - 4 Parts March Tempo (This can be 1 x 4 parted March or 2 x 2 parted Marches where Bands may choose Parts 1 and 2 of any of the 4 parted tunes offered on the list), 2 x 2 parted Strathspeys and 2 x 2 parted Reels. All tunes played must come from the "RSPBA Prescribed Tune List"

Minor Contests:-
Grade 4 and Novice Juvenile remains as stipulated currently being "2 1/2 to 4 1/2 Minutes Quick March Tempo".

Grade 4A Major Championship requirement change will also be applied to Minor Grade 4 MSR Contests.

Please note some tunes are still in the verification process and will be added as they become available. In the meantime bands can of course use any resource they wish to obtain the music.

For the complete tune listing please check our our dedicated page for Prescribed Tunes.

 

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