Old Pueblo Brass Band
In Tucson, Arizona, USA since 1996
The Composition would ideally be a suite or compilation of music unique to the Tucson area. The Old Pueblo was officially established as a city on August 20,1775, but there were settlements in the area at least 600 years earlier.
The music could include:
Earliest indigenous Americans
Later Native Americans
Jesuit priests and followers
Jewish settlers and merchants
Immigrants to include Irish, Scot, German, Chinese, Japanese
Ideally a suite or set of variations, should fit within a time period not to exceed 30 minutes.
Each segment should be able to be understood as its own piece for future use when time is a constraint and only one or two segments could be featured.
Music must be able to be played by the standard British-style Brass Band instrumentation. This would include percussion parts to include 2 Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare or Field Drum and Cymbal. Any additional percussion must be able to be covered by a maximum of 3 percussionist total, with adequate time to change instruments.
All percussion parts must be indicated in the score.
Some divisi of parts would be acceptable.
Difficulty should lie within the C and D levels (3-5 grades). These are the upper levels given in brass band catalogues.
The Composition must be submitted in 2 forms, an electronic file and an accompanying full score, including percussion.
The submission will be reviewed by the Committee and parts might be requested for a reading session with the band. The composer might be also be invited to attend this session.
In the event that no submission is deemed to follow the requirements, the competition will be declared null and void and all submissions will be returned.
With the exception(s) of winning submissions, all submissions will be returned.
The deadline for submission will be November 1, 2010.
DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMISSION:
In order to ensure anonymity, do NOT put your name on the score or other items included in the submission.
Put all contact information (name, address, phone, email) in a SEALED envelope with the TITLE of your composition on the outside of the envelope.
Send compositions to: Deb Darnell
13028 N. Burrobush Loop
Marana, AZ 85658
The Winning Composition will receive a monetary compensation of $500.00 and performance of the winning composition by the Old Pueblo Brass Band at the major spring 2011 concert.
Composerís exclusive rights of copyright will include the right for the Old Pueblo Brass Band to maintain the composition in its library permanently and retain performance rights without fee.
If published, recognition must be given to the Old Pueblo Brass Band Competition and the date and event included.