Piping and Drumming Syllabus 2016

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Nassau County Board
of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians

44th Annual Feis and
Festival

at
Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY
September 18, 2016 – 9:00am

Cead Mile Failte to All
Mike Byrne, Chairman

Competitions
* Solo Irish Dancing – Amateur and Championship * Figure Dancing * Adult Dancing * Solo Piping and Drumming * Pipe Bands * Irish Traditional Singing * Irish Soda Bread

Dancing and Bagpipe Competitions conducted under NAFC and EUSPBA Rules

Attractions
* Massed Pipe Bands * Irish Entertainment * Irish Storytelling and Language * Irish Vendors *
* Children’s Games *

Catholic Mass celebrated @ 11:00am

www.nassauaohfeis.com

Piping and Drumming

Competitions are run under rules adopted by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association.

Jim Burke, Piping Chairman
email: failte32@verizon.net

Entry Rules
Complete all questions on entry card, including EUSPBA Number. Checks should be made out to: Nassau County Feis Committee Corp. Mail entries, including a stamped self-addressed legal-size envelope to:
Feis Entries
Maureen Caffrey
178 Hawthorn Street
Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Entry Fees
Individual Piping and Drumming
$20.00 per competitor (includes gate entry)
Pipe Bands
$85.00 per band

Bands must submit a roster of competing members. Special gate passes will be issued for registered band members.

All piping and drumming entries must be postmarked by September 6, 2016.

NO Field Entries will be accepted.

Representatives from the Metro Branch of the EUSPBA will be on hand to monitor the competition.

***The Feis Committee reserves the right to cancel any event that does not have sufficient entries. The number of prizes awarded in any event with less than 4 competitors will be 1 less than the number of participating competitors.***

Individual Piping and Drumming
(will begin at 9:00am)

**The Nassau County Feis Committee reserves the right to limit entries in any event based on available time to complete the event. Any competitor that is disallowed shall be notified no later than 1 week before the event or at the earliest opportunity.**

Amateur Piping
(1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for each event)

Grade I
Piobaireachd 301
M/S/R 302
Hornpipe and Jig 303

Grade II
Piobaireachd (submit 2) 304
M/S/R 305
Hornpipe and Jig 306

Grade III
Piobaireachd 307
2/4 March 308
Strathspey and Reel 309

Grade IV

Grade IV competition will be divided into two groups:
(A) 17 & Under as of March 1, 2016
(B) 18 & Over as of March 1, 2016
Please include full birthday on Entry.

17 & under
Slow March 310
2/4 March 311
*Piobaireachd (Ground Only) 312
*Piobaireachd (Full Tune) 313

18 & older
Slow March 314
2/4 March 315
*Piobaireachd (Ground Only) 316
*Piobaireachd (Full Tune) 317

*Grade IV competitors are to enter only one Piobaireachd competition.*

Grade V
March (1 four part or 2 two part) 318
Grade V is restricted to those playing the practice chanter only in the competition and is not open to those playing the bagpipe in solo or band competition. Grade V is unsanctioned and does not require membership in the EUSPBA. The tune requirement is 1 four parted or 2 different two parted marches in 2/4, 4/4/ or 6/8 time.

Amateur Drumming
(1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for each event)

Grade I March, Strathspey & Reel 319
Grade II March, Strathspey & Reel 320
Grade III 2/4 March 321

Grade IV
Grade IV competition will be divided into two groups:
(A) 17 & Under as of March 1, 2016
(B) 18 & Over as of March 1, 2016
Please include full birthday on Entry. Drum stand is permitted.

17 & under
March (any time signature) 322
18 & older
March (any time signature) 323

Grade V
March (two part, any time signature) 324
Grade V is restricted to those playing the practice pad only in the competition and is not open to those playing the drum in solo or band competition. Grade V is unsanctioned and does not require membership in the EUSPBA. The tune requirement is two parts of march music (piper not required).

Amateur Drum Major
Slow march/segue to Quick March or 325
Quick March only – Judge Discretion

Patricia E. Doyle Memorial Pipe Bands Competition #300

1. The draw for order of play will take place at approximately 11:00am at the Piping Committee Area.

2. Prizes:
First Second Third
Grade III $600 & trophy $400 $300
Grade IV $500 & trophy $300 $200
Grade V $400 & trophy $200 $150

3. Pipe Bands traveling from outside the Long Island/New York City area will receive travel expenses based on the radial distance from Lido Beach, NY.
75-150 miles…………$100
over 150 miles………$200

4. All Bands are required to participate in “massed bands”, in proper uniform, in order to receive awards and/or travel expenses.

Entry Form
(Please print neatly)

Name:__________________________________

Address:_________________________________

________________________________________

________________________________________

Phone:(___)______________________________

Email:___________________________________

Birthdate:________________________________
(Required for Grade IV Piping & Drumming)

Name of Pipe Band:________________________

________________________________________

EUSPBA#:__________________

Competitions
(Please enter the competition number in the space provided below.)

Piping: Grade __________

Piobaireachd __________

2/4 March __________

S & R __________

6/8 March __________

Hornpipe and Jig __________

Drumming: __________

Drum Major: __________

Pipe Bands: Grade __________

Directions
to
Nickerson Beach Park

Directions:
To reach Nickerson Beach Park from the North Shore, take Meadowbrook Parkway South to Loop Parkway (Exit M10) to Point Lookout. Turn right onto Lido Boulevard. Nassau Beach is about half-mile on your left-hand side.
From the South Shore, take Southern State Parkway (East) to Meadowbrook Parkway (South) toward Jones Beach. Just before the Jones Beach Toll, go off onto the Loop Parkway (exit M10) toward Point Lookout. Take Loop Parkway all the way to the end. Turn right: Nassau Beach Park is on the left hand side about ½ a mile away

Visit our website for a visual map.

www.nassauaohfeis.com

Traditional Singing

Entrants will sing their choice of popular Irish song in the traditional style (no accompaniment). Come let us hear your voice.

Boys and Girls under 14 701
Boys and Girls age 14-18 702
Ladies 18 and Over 703
Gentlemen 18 and Over 704

Irish Step Dancing Competitions

For more information on Dancing competitions, please visit our website at: nassauaohfeis.com .

Irish Art

Artwork to be entered must be on display before noon on the day of Feis. No more than two artworks per competitor. Competitor’s name and address must appear on the back of each piece. All entries must be mounted but not framed. Artwork must be collected after 5:00pm. Do not send artwork with entry in the mail.

Under 9 years Irish Scene – Watercolor or Crayon 801
9 – 11 years Irish Scene – Any medium 802
12 – 14 years Irish Scene – Any medium 803
15 – 18 years Irish Famine Scene – Oil, Acrylic 804
or Watercolor
Over 18 years Irish Scene – Any medium 805

Under 11 years Celtic Design – black & white 806
11 – 15 years Celtic Design – color 807
Over 15 years Original Celtic Design – color 808

Music Competitions

For more information on Music competitions, please visit our website at: nassauaohfeis.com .

Irish Soda Bread

Bread must be submitted to the Baking Competition Chairperson between 11am and noon on the day of the Feis. Awards will be given for the top three breads in each competition. Entries will be judged on the basis of looks, texture and taste.
Entry for this event is the donation of the Irish Soda Bread that will become property of the Feis Committee.

White Bread 901
Brown Bread 902