2019 Light Music Requirements

Note that where Novice and D Grade are required to play 2/4 March or Strathspey then those tunes must be submitted from the VPA Prescribed Tune List; no other tunes will be accepted in competition. It is preferred that these tune settings are adhered to.

VPA Prescribed Tune List for Novice and D Grade

Tuning: 3-5 minutes of tuning is permitted on arrival to Element 1. Thereafter, up to 1 minute tuning is permitted between elements. Tuning time is entirely at the judges discretion.

Competition 1 – Haileybury
A Grade
Element 1 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each
Player to submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose. 

B Grade
Element 1 2/4 March of 4 parts or more (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey & Reel of 4 parts or more
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

C grade
Element 1 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only


Competition 2 – Ballarat
A grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3  2 x 6/8 Marches of own choice, minimum 4 parts each
Player to submit 3 of each tune in Elements 1 & 2 (MSR) for judge to choose

B grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each (submit only one of each)
Element 3  8 parts of Jig time. Tunes can be either 2 or 4 parts. Can be any jig time signature (i.e. 6/8, 9/8, 12/8)

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3  6/8 March, minimum of 4 parts

D grade
Element 1  2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 6/8 March of 4 parts only

Novice Grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each only


Competition 3 – Camperdown
A Grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each
Player to submit 3 of each tune in Elements 1 & 2 (MSR) for judge to choose

B Grade
Element 1 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each (submit only one of each)
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only


Competition 4 – PLC
A Grade
Element 1 2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each
Player to submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose

B Grade
Element 1 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each (submit only one of each)
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 6/8 March of 4 parts only

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only


Competition 5 – Geelong
A Grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each
Player to submit 3 of each tune in Elements 1 & 2 (MSR) for judge to choose

B Grade
Element 1 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes for judge to choose from)
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each (submit only one of each)
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

C grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2  Strathspey and Reel, minimum 4 parts each
Element 3 Hornpipe and Jig, minimum 4 parts each

D grade
Element 1 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each

Novice grade
Element 1  2/4 March of 2 parts only
Element 2  6/8 March of 2 parts only


2019 Victorian Championships

A grade
Element 1 – MSR, submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose (At the conclusion of the March stop playing, retune and then play S&R)
Element 2 – Hornpipe & Jig, each of 4 parts or more
Submit 3 of each tune for judge to choose (3x Hornpipe, 3x Jig)

B grade
Element 1 – 2/4 March (submit 2 tunes, judge to choose 1)
Element 2 – Strathspey & Reel, each of 4 parts or more (submit 2 sets for judge to choose)
Element 3 – Hornpipe & Jig, each of 4 parts or more. (submit 2 sets for judge to choose)

C grade
Element 1 –  2/4 March of 4 parts or more
Element 2 – Strathspey & Reel, each of 4 parts
Element 3 – Hornpipe & Jig of 4 parts or more (each tune)

D grade
Element 1 – 2/4 March of minimum 4 parts
Element 2 – Strathspey and Reel of 2 parts each

Novice
Element 1 – 2/4 March of 2 parts
Element 2 – Strathspey and Reel (each of 2 parts)

Piobaireachd – from VPA set lists, see 2019 Set Tunes

A Grade – submit 3 full tunes (own choice)
B Grade – submit 2 full tunes from list
C Grade – submit 1 full tune from list
D Grade – ground and first variation from list
Novice – ground only from list

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