School Heat

School Heat

The dates for each school heat are as follows:

  • Battle of the School Bands Launch - Sanderson Middle School - Week 3 Friday February 14
  • Nhulunbuy Heat – Nhulunbuy High School – Week 8 Tuesday March 17
  • Alice Springs Heat – Centralian Middle School – Week 8 Friday March 20 
  • Katherine Heat – Katherine High School – Week 9 Tuesday March 24
  • Darwin Heat Northern Suburbs – Dripstone Middle School – Week 11 Wednesday April 8 
  • Darwin Heat – Darwin High School  – Week 11 Thursday April 9

What will happen at the school heat?

  • The competition and judging criteria will be explained.
  • Students in the competition will be required to perform two original compositions.
  • A guest band will play while judges confer.
  • Judges will give feedback on performance using the criteria below.

The quality of the performances at the school heats will determine which contestants will be selected to compete at the NT Music School Battle of the School Bands final.

  • Battle of the School Bands Final – Darwin Railway Club - Term 2 Week 2 Friday May 1 

Criteria used to shortlist bands for the final:

Stagecraft

  • Present a confident performance
  • Maintain appropriate eye contact with the audience
  • Interact effectively with the audience for the duration of the performance
  • Interact cooperatively with other performers on stage (Soloist N/A)

Originality

  • Display facility with a range of techniques to control and enhance the song
  • Musical elements and compositional techniques used appropriate to the style of music
  • Effective contrast between songs performed
  • Lyrics effectively / creatively match the musical context

Musicianship

All musicians will be individually and collectively critiqued on the quality of their performance:

  • Accurate tuning of instruments
  • Intonation of vocals
  • Rhythmic cohesion
  • Proficiency in working with instruments and musical elements relevant to style
  • Dynamics and expression where appropriate

Other Info

Email: nt.musicschool@ntschools.net
Phone: 08 8963 5550 
FAX: 08 8963 5569
ADDRESS: 60 Matthews Road, WULAGI NT 0812 POSTAL: PO BOX 455, KARAMA NT 0813
ABN: 59137702180

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