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These classes will be held on the Friday. Winners' trophies will be held for one year.
These classes could be held on the Friday or Saturday of the music weekend. The winners' trophies will be held for one year.
The Adult Choir class will be held on the Saturday. Winners' trophies will be held for one year. Open to any category of adult choir of 16 voices or more including Community, Gospel and Barber Shop (14 voices if Barber Shop) etc. School and Youth choirs are excluded, though some, no more than four, school aged members are allowed. Cash prizes, donated by The Barracks Trust, of £250, £150 and £100 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
This pop class could be held on the Friday or Saturday of the music weekend subject to the number and makeup of entries. Moderate amplification is permitted providing the rules on the use of electrical equipment at the festival are complied with. No more than five performers of any age. Winner's trophy will be held for one year.