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These classes are open to competitors of any age. Competitors should only enter one Graded class. They should choose the class closest to the level at which they are currently working.
The choice of piece (one piece only) needs to be stated on the entry form and a copy of the music must be provided at the festival for the adjudicator.
Piano accompaniment allowed. The official Festival Accompanist is available for classes 130, 131, 132 but not 133. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.
Piano accompaniment allowed. The official Festival Accompanist is available for Junior classes, but not for 18 years and under. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.
Piano accompaniment allowed, but the official Festival Accompanist is not available for Open classes. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.