~ PO Box 253 ~ Balaklava ~ South Australia ~ 5461 ~
Your input is welcomed. Please email your questions relating to the Balaklava Eisteddfod to email@example.com
In the concert & stage band venue, entrants will need to supply their own amps.
Any other questions related to the Concert/stage Band and Instrumental Ensemble venue can be directed to Bronwyn Cottle, ph (08) 88631242.
Supplied at the Rock Band venue:
Please check with Bronwyn Cottle re possibilty to borrow amps or to ask any questions you may have.
CD backing may be used, provided it is an original or authorised CD.
In the Piano and Instrumental Disciplines, the Novice section is open to any entrant who has had 18 months or less tuition on a first instrument only. If an entrant has learnt more than one instrument, then they cannot enter this section. On the entry form, the teacher must sign to verify that the entrant has only been receiving tuition for 18 months or less prior to the time of competition.
If an entrant wins the same section of any section in 2 consecutive years, the following year the entrant must either enter non-competitively or go up to the next division level for that year. In open sections, if an entrant has won the same division in the same section for 2 consecutive years, the following year if they enter that section again, they must do so non-competitively.
Balaklava is situated approximately 100kms north of Adelaide. See Directions to Balaklava page. If coming from Adelaide allow at least 90 minutes or more from the GPO, in case of traffic restrictions, road works etc.
See the Accommodation page. There is a hotel and a caravan park and a bed and breakfast in Balaklava. In nearby towns, particularly in the Clare Valley in Auburn there are several motels and bed and breakfast places and hotels as well. In Pt Wakefield (only 25kms away) is a caravan park, a motel and holiday units.
YES! We work out our programme according to the entries received, noting what multiple disciplines/sections entrants are in so that no one has to be in two places at once.
While there might be a short time frame between some sections, the venues are in close proximity in Balaklava with most of them within walking distance of each other. Each discipline's venue booking in office is in constant touch with the other booking in offices, notifying of any delays.
This is extremely important for the working out of the programme as we have to make sure the accompanists don't have to be in two places at once.
If you don't know who your accompanist is going to be, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If unsure, but think you know who you will use, please advise "to be confirmed" next to it, just so we have an idea.
There are a few accompanists that do a great deal of work on the Saturday in particular. Always remember to ask your accompanist early if they are able to accompany you, preferably before the entry closing date, so that you can put it on your entry form.
NO. Finding an accompanist is the sole responsibility of the entrant. We may however suggest names if needed. Please organise your accompanist before the closing date where possible, so it can be indicated on the entry form.
See the Calendar page for the basic timeline.
YES! If you have any questions at all re entering please contact us either by email, or contact Trish Goodgame on 0417891834 or (08) 88621851. Feel free to ask for clarification of anything in the Syllabus and Rules & Conditions of Entry.
YES - providing you also fax or email a copy of bank transfer details.
If you are paying by cheque or postal order, then this should accompany the original entry form/invoice
NO - there is only a maximum time limit. In all Sections exept Contemporary Vocal, more than one piece may be performed providing it fits within the maximum time frame.
NO - Entrants of all ages are welcome to enter the Balaklava Eisteddfod. Ages for individual sections are advised in the Syllabus.
YES - Provided that any downloaded print music from the internet is presented with evidence of ‘authorization for use’ including receipts, and must be sighted by the booking in staff.
On the day of competition when you book in, you will be asked to present your original music and the title & composer will be recorded then.
The only exception is for the CHORAL WORKSHOP division, where a copy of the score for music to be performed in the Choral Workshop MUST be sent to Balaklava Eisteddfod Society (PO Box 253, Balaklava SA 5461) before the end of June for the adjudicator to peruse before hand.
A Discipline is an area or style of competition (Balaklava Eisteddfod formerly called these "Sections"). The Disciplines currently offered by Balaklava Eisteddfod are:
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Last updated on 20th April 2014
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