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KBB Music Fesival

August 10, 2020 - August 15, 2020

The Auckland Secondary School’s Music Festival Trust is excited to announce the KBB 2020 Band & Orchestra Showcase. We are offering our participating schools – and any other schools who would like to come on board – a chance to present some of their planned 2020 repertoire to a wider audience. Owing to the hugely decreased time for preparation and difficulties faced by different schools, the performances will not be formally adjudicated. However, this change in format also presents us with a unique opportunity – we would like to get to know you, the staff and students of our KBBMF ensembles, better than ever before.

Our Facebook traffic suggests that one of the main reasons that young people come to our page is for links to past photography and videos. Using that as a starting point, we’ve come up with a format for a KBB Music Festival YouTube channel which will showcase the work being done in schools, to an audience both with the Auckland region and beyond.

The KBB 2020 Band & Orchestra Showcase invites participants to submit:

Approximately 10 minutes of video footage of your band/orchestra performing some of their 2020 repertoire. The festival may be able to coordinate assistance for this process if needed.

A three-minute, behind-the-scenes video revealing the ‘unique character’ of your ensemble; the sort of thing that the audience at KBBMF never gets to see.

These videos will be compiled and uploaded to the newly create KBB Music Festival YouTube channel.

We would like entrants to register their intention to participate in the online festival by Wednesday July 1st, to give us time to prepare.

Videos would need to be uploaded to the KBB Music Festival Website by Friday 21st August to be eligible for awards. There is no competitive aspect to this year’s musical performances, but our sponsors have offered to select their picks of the best/funniest/most effective behind-the-scenes videos and offer some fun prizes.

Ideally groups would submit videos in both categories. We will perform some minimal processing on the footage to achieve some consistency by attaching identifying festival logos/title screens etc. Depending on the situation faced by your department, you may find that it is only realistic to bring off one of these video projects, not both. You are still welcome to submit one project and not the other.

Schools with multiple ensembles are of course welcome to submit multiple videos.

There will be NO FEE for involvement in the KBB Music Festival during 2020.


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August 10, 2020
August 15, 2020
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