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BABS National Quartet Prelim Competition Entry 2017

11th and 12th November 2017, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Quartet Contestants Declaration

This application is for the Quartet Prelims to be held on Saturday 11th November, 2017 for those quartets entering the Seniors Contest, and Sunday 12th November for those quartets entering the Youth Contest and those quartets entering the National Contest only, to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

For those Youth and Seniors Quartets who have also applied to enter the National Contest, the scores gained on 11th and 12th November will be used as part of the qualifying procedures for the Semi-Finals.

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The Contest Rules can be found here - click here

Closing date for all Contests – Midnight on Sunday 1st October, 2017.

Quartet Details
Voice Part First & Last Name Club Represented
Tenor
Lead
Baritone
Bass
Quartet Representative Contact Details
Song Choices (if known at this stage)
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(a) An open contest for youth quartets shall be held, (normally held in conjunction with the BABS National Quartet Preliminary Contest) as directed by The Guild. The winners shall be known as the "BABS Youth Quartet Champions".

(b) Entry qualification is open to young men by age. (Currently under 26 years of age on the day of the International Collegiate contest the following year. For this contest there is no stipulation regarding BABS Membership)

(c) Following the BABS Youth contest, BABS Director of Music Services will send a request to the Society for the champion quartet to compete at International the following year, subject to them meeting any qualifying score. Consideration will be given on an annual basis to request that a second quartet also be subject of a request to compete.

(a) A contest for BABS senior members shall be held, (normally held in conjunction with the BABS National Quartet Preliminary Contest) as directed by The Guild. The winners shall be known as the "BABS Seniors Quartet Champions".

(b) Entry qualification is by age: 55 years or over with a minimum aggregate quartet age of 240 years. Seniors Quartets shall be held on a separate register from the National Quartet Register.

(c) Following the BABS Seniors Quartet Champion contest, BABS Director of Music Services will send a request to the Society for the winning quartet to compete in the next-but-one Midwinter Convention, subject to any qualifying score being met.

The Sheng Pitch Pipe shall be awarded to the highest placed novice quartet in the BABS Quartet Final. If no novice quartets appear in the Finals, it shall be awarded to the highest place Novice quartet from the Semi- Finals.

A novice quartet consists of any quartet which:
(a) Contains no more than two members who have previously competed together in a BABS quartet contest (Preliminary or Semi-Final).
(b) Contains no more than one member who has previously competed in a BABS Quartet Final. Seniors quartets are not eligible for this award.

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Declaration:

We understand that the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) may wish to use recordings of our competition performances for training purposes.  We hereby give our unconditional consent to BABS for such use.

The above named quartet  agrees to abide by the contest rules in force at the time of the competition

We also certify that we have complied with the copyright law in the acquisition and learning of our contest songs/arrangements. We understand that ineligibility will be the consequence for violation of this statement.