Ensembles interested in participating at The Nationals for MusicFest Canada were required to consult the graded syllabus that
is available at MusicFest Canada
. Performing ensembles (i.e., concert bands, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, praise and
worship) that are interested in an invitation to the National Finals of MusicFest Canada must include the appropriate category on
the festival registration form.
All jazz ensembles are required to perform repertoire that is representative of three contrasting
jazz styles. Opportunities for improvisation by various student soloists is encouraged at every age level. a minimum of
9 and a maximum of 24 performers are permitted on stage during the performance of any single selection. Jazz Combos may include
2 - 9 performers during the performance of any single selection. The performance of Canadian repertoire is strongly encouraged.
performance of "pop" music is discouraged. It is suggested that each ensemble perform three selections of contrasting styles.
The performance of a lyrical or ballad selection is highly recommended in every category.
Praise and Worship Teams may perform
4 - 5 selections.
"Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy."