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Band Scramble

Everyone at the Festival is eligible to sign up. Musicians (fiddle/banjo/guitar/mandolin/bass/miscellaneous), singers, and dancers are all welcome.

Sign up at the information booth between 10 am and 3:45 pm. Get your band assignment at the Main Stage at 4:15, practice (and choose a name) between 4:30 and 5:15, and be back at the Main Stage no later than 5:30 pm. You’ll have six minutes to perform.

Bands will be judged for music, rhythm, intonation/execution, style, stage presence, and band name. The top three bands will get prize ribbons.

Bribing the judges and MC should be discreet, but disclosed—and is encouraged!!!

A complete set of rules is available at the information booth.

Even if you don’t join a band, you’ll want to be at the Sandia Stage at 5:30 pm to enjoy the performances.

BAND SCRAMBLE RULES AND REGULATIONS

[Everyone at the Festival is eligible]

  • SIGN-UP TIMES - 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. NO SIGN-UP AFTER 3:45 p.m.
  • FILL OUT THE FORM BY WRITING YOUR NAME AND YOUR INSTRUMENT. ONE INSTRUMENT PER PERSON. categories…FIDDLE/BANJO/GUITAR/MANDOLIN/BASS/MISCELLANEOUS
  • SINGERS AND DANCERS ARE ALSO WELCOME
  • PEOPLE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A BAND. EACH BAND GETS 45 MINUTES TO PRACTICE, BUT PERFORMANCE TIME MAY NOT EXCEED SIX (6) MINUTES (POINTS DEDUCTED IF YOU EXCEED 6 MINUTES)
  • EACH BAND MUST HAVE A NAME. CREATIVITY IS REQUESTED
  • PRACTICING WILL BE BETWEEN 4:30 AND 5:15 AT A DESIGNATED LOCATION
  • ALL BANDS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY/SING/DANCE, ETC. AT 5:30 AT THE MAIN STAGE. THE ORDER OF PRESENTATION WILL BE ARBITRARILY CHOSEN. BANDS MUST BE PRESENT AT 5:30.
  • EACH SCRAMBLED BAND WILL BE JUDGED FOR MUSIC, RHYTHM, INTONATION/EXECUTION, STYLE, STAGE PRESENCE, NAME
  • THE TOP THREE BANDS WILL GET PRIZE RIBBONS – SUITABLE FOR FRAMING OR DISPLAYING
  • BRIBING OF JUDGES (AND MC) SHOULD BE DISCREET, BUT DISCLOSED - AND IS ENCOURAGED!!!!!!!!