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"Złota lira" Międzynarodowy Festiwal Orkiestr Dętych
Orchestras regulation



§ 1
The International Brass Band Festival “Golden Lyre” will be held in Silesia Province with the gala concert in Rybnik (Poland); from 16 June to 19 June 2016

§ 2
1. Festival purpose:
• presentation of respective repertoires
• artistic experience exchange
• international & regional contact
• discussion groups and informational meetings
• amateur brass band style presentation
• promote musical culture
• brass band new composition presentation
• develop Silesian towns cooperation basis of musican amateur

§ 3
1. Brass band should fulfil these conditions:
• number of a group members must not exceed 50 for the duration of the contest
• contest concert time – maximum 30 minutes
• the contest concert repertoire must feature one composition by the orchestra’s national composer
2. For the band presentation during the festival every orchestra should prepare identification signal (about 1 minute).
3. Organizer expect open air orchestras concerts for the inhabitants & joint performance compositions during festival inauguration and conclusion.
4. Every orchestra is obligated to presentation marching on town streets (about 15 – 25 minutes).
5. Orchestras are invited to participate in the parade drill contest. The parade drill will be evaluated by a special jury.

§ 4
1. Full board is provided for participants during the festival.
2. Participants bear all travel expenses. Festival organizer assures medical protection for the duration of festival.

§ 5
1. Prior to 28 February 2016 participants must present to festival organizers following documentation:
• orchestra declaration card (with orchestra members list)
• music scores of anticipated performances
• band profile
• founding year
• achievements, awards and honors
• photos [2]
• advertising materials
• orchestra & conductor’s address (tel./fax)
• band recording (cassette, CD) or video
Prior to 31 January 2016 the orchestra must send the declaration card.
2. The Festival Organizer shall deliver musical notation for the joint performance (bugle call) to all participants for the Festival Inauguration.

§ 6
1. A jury appointed by the Festival Organizing Committee judges contests.
2. During the contest the jury will judge:
• general artistic standard
• repertoire selection
• arrangement
• interpretation
• discipline & general artistic expression

§ 7
Contests during the Festival “Golden Lyre”:
1. International contest in “open” category.
2. Parade drill and marching band contest.

§ 8
Festival awards. 1. Main awards:
• Culture Minister and National Heritage “Golden Lyre” Cup – in “open” category.
• Culture Minister and National Heritage “Golden Lyre” Cup – in parade drill and marching band category.
2. Honorable mentions will be awarded cups – “Golden Lyre” miniatures.
3. All orchestras receive honorary certificates.
4. Awards for individual conductors and solists, if applicable.
5. Possible awards by sponsors.
Organizer reserves the right to award shared trophies.

§ 9
1. Organizer reserves all right to TV and radio production.
2. Festival Organizer Committee reserves discretionary rights in all events and circumstances not enumerated herein.

§ 10
1. Please send the materials (§ 5) to the following address:
Komitet Organizacyjny
Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Orkiestr Dętych
„Z ł o t a L i r a”
Dom Kultury
Ul. Barbary 23
44 – 274 Rybnik – Niedobczyce
tel./fax 032 4331065
tel./fax 032 4331066