Calling brass players & bands in the North-West of England South Cumbria Musical Festival 2010 takes place in the Coronation Hall, Ulverston, South Cumbria from Sunday 21 March to Saturday 27 March 2010 We begin with Brass Day on Sunday 21st, and finish with our popular Gala Evening on Saturday 27th. We would be delighted to see as many brass players & bands as possible take part in the Festival, to maintain the excellent standards of previous years. We have competitive classes for young solo players in various age groups and for adults, with Novice classes for performers who have not won a First Prize in brass classes in a Musical Festival. Trophies and shields (to hold for one year) are presented in most classes, along with a printed certificate for First, Second and Third places. We award two £100 bursaries for Brass soloists, one for Open classes and one for age-restricted classes. Our Brass Band competition includes · A Youth bands class, with a £100 prize for the winning band · Two classes for 4th section & unregistered bands · Two classes for 3rd & higher section bands Prize money for adult bands (awarded on the recommendation of the Adjudicator) has for many years been donated by Kimberly-Clark and we are hoping again to secure their generous support. This year our Adjudicator for Brass classes will be David Horsfield 2010 SYLLABUS NOW AVAILABLE - PLEASE SEND YOUR ENTRIES EARLY The Syllabus, including entry forms, is now available online at http://www.scmfweb.org.uk or by post by phoning the Festival Office on: 01229 823432 and leaving a message. Please phone us or email through our website if you require any further information. The closing date for entries is 31 December 2009. South Cumbria Musical Festival was formed in 1976 and has developed over the years to become one of the most respected competitive events in the country. The Festival is well known for its high standards, friendliness and efficient organisation. It gives competitors an opportunity to perform on a stage in a beautifully refurbished venue, with ideal facilities. All aspects of the performing arts are catered for in the many and varied selection of classes in music and speech. Individuals, schools and groups of all ages and standards can acquire an invaluable experience and have the benefit of performing before an audience. The helpful comments and advice given by the renowned and often international adjudicators engaged by the Festival, gives competitors the stimulation to go on to further achievements. We look forward to welcoming old and new friends to compete in our Festival 2010 – bring a party from your band!