Music in the Park - page 6

Performance Classifications
Listed below is a breakdown of the performance
classifications available for your group.
Instrumental Classifications
CBI
- Concert Band
CBII
- Second Concert Band (for schools entering more
than one Concert Band)
JE
- Jazz Ensemble
OR
- Full Orchestra
SOI
- String Orchestra
SOII
- Second String Orchestra (for schools entering
more than one String Orchestra)
GE
- Guitar Ensemble
PE
- Concert Percussion Ensemble
PD
- Parade
Choral Classifications
JS
- Jazz Choir
ME
- Men’s Choir
MCI
- Mixed Choir
MCII
- Second Mixed Choir (for schools entering more
than one Mixed Choir).
RC
– Renaissance Choir (performing appropriate
Renaissance literature).
SC
– Show Choir (performance includes choreography.
Please note that performances take place in the same
area as all other choirs. Standard Choral Risers are
provided. Platform risers are not available and use of
props is not recommended).
TC
- Treble Choir (mixed ensemble performing SA or SSA
literature. Must have both girls and
boys with unchanged
voices
).
WC
- Women’s Choir (all girl ensemble performing SA,
SSA or SSAA literature).
All ensembles will be further classified under the
following categories:
HIGH SCHOOL
– Grades 9-12
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
– Grades 7-9
MIDDLE SCHOOL
– Grades 6-8
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
– Grades K-6
CLASS A
– accredited school enrollment less than
750 students
CLASS AA
– accredited school enrollment 750 or higher
CLASS AAA
– school age community ensembles and
non-accredited schools only
R
– Each organization for rating only will receive a trophy
with the appropriate rating of superior, excellent, good,
fair, or poor.
C
– Each organization for competition will receive one
of the listed ratings, and in addition, will be ranked within
their classification.
“I particularly appreciated the adjudicators’ comments
and the supportive and encouraging way in which they
made their points. Since this was my first festival,
I was apprehensive about how our limited choral program
would measure up to other schools who have comprehensive
programs, but the adjudicators’ positive approach made
us feel just as qualified to be there.”
—Joanne H., Newark Junior High School, Newark, CA
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
GUIDELINES
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