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                2020 Festival - June 2 - 6, Cranbrook, BC

The 2019 Festival is finished! Information below will be updated in February 2020 in time for the next provincial festival.

Paperwork for the 2019 BC Provincial Festival has been updated.
This section contains all the paperwork that you will need for your Provincial Candidates for the 2019 Festival. National forms for Provincial-National Competitors will be updated when received.

Here you will find:

Adjudicator Signature Forms for each discipline, Participant Welcome letters, local festival provincial information collection forms, all required National paperwork and 2019 Choral entry forms.

Please note that each competitor recommended from your festival must have attained a minimum mark of 85 in two solo classes. Should any questions arise, the Provincial Office will contact you to check your records.

Competitors to the Provincial Festival are to be entered online with the exception of Choral groups. Choral Groups will still be using a standard form that must accompany each entry. All entries must be in the database by midnight May 10th, 2019. No late entries will be accepted. Choral entries must also be received by May 10th, 2019 and all payments must be received by May 17th, 2019 unless arrangements for late payment are made with the office.


Please print off the pages that are required for your festival. Each discipline is a separate PDF.

Single discipline festivals (dance and speech arts only) – please print off two copies of the pages you need. Multi discipline festivals should only require one of each page.

The completed forms may be scanned and sent as attachments or mailed to the festival office and must be received by May 24, 2019 to complete the registration process for your competitors and merited participants.

You may enter as many Merited Participants as you like in any category. Dance Signature forms only have room for the Competitor and an Alternate. There is a specific Dance Merited Participant Signature form. Music and Speech Arts has space for 1 alternate/merited participant per level. Please have your adjudicator indicate whether this second name could be a competitor if required in which case they are the Alternate. Please send as many Merited Participants as you would like and use the “Extra Merited Participants” form to do this.

        Adjudicator Signature - Brass
        Adjudicator Signature - Chamber Group
        Adjudicator Signature - Classical Voice
        Adjudicator Signature - Guitar 
        Adjudicator Signature - Musical Theatre
        Adjudicator Signature - Piano
        Adjudicator Signature - Strings 
        Adjudicator Signature - Woodwinds
        Adjudicator Signature - Speech Arts
        Adjudicator Signature - Ballet
        Adjudicator Signature - Modern Dance
        Adjudicator Signature - Stage Dance
        Adjudicator Signature - Dance Merited Participants
        Adjudicator Signature - Extra Merited Participants 


As in previous years, these letters contain most of the information that competitors need to know before arriving at the Provincials. Please ensure that each of your Provincial Participants is given a copy for their division. 

Music Participant Letter and Information for 2019 Provincials 
peech Arts Participant Letter and Information for 2019 Provincials
Dance Participant Letter and Information for 2019 Provincials     
Merited Participants Letter and Information for 2019 Provincials     



These forms are used to obtain the information at the Local level from your Provincial competitors and to get this information back to the person responsible at each festival for inputting the data into the database. Please print off as many as you require. They do not need to be sent to the Provincial office.

Solo Music Performers

Speech Arts Performers

Dance Performers

Chamber Groups
Merited Participants - Music and Speech Arts
Merited Participants - Dance 

CHORAL: updated for 2019 

The National Festival requires Choral entries to be submitted as mp3, mp4 or m4a files. .wav files will not be accepted. As winning choral entries are forwarded to the National Festival, PABC is asking that choral entries be submitted in this format as well.

Choral Entry submission

1. Email subject line: Choir Name, Festival Name, National class number

2. Label each audio file with the name of the song only. Please end the recording at the end of the singing. Please do not include adjudicator comments to the choir, announcements etc.

3. Attach both song files to the same email as well as a complete PDF of each piece of music, including the title page, labeled with the name of the piece only. All identifying marks must be removed from the music. Please include a copy of the entry form too. (Each email should have 5 files attached)

4. Email to pafestival@gmail.com

Unfortunately original entry forms and entry fees ($75) per choir must still be sent by mail. The provincial choral entry form is included below. Please print clearly when completing this form.

Reminder: Digital files only will be accepted.

All choral entries must be received by May 10, 2019.

Please read the new recording requirements in the Syllabus carefully as your choir may be eligible to make a recording later in the season.

Choirs continuing on to the National festival will have their National entry fees paid by PABC. PABC will complete National entry forms for choirs.

 2019 Choral Entry Form      


Each festival in good standing will be able to access the online registration system. The registration system will open on March 1 and each festival will have received the link and their usernames and passwords at this time.  To be ready to enter your competitors, please have each completed local entry form in front of you and know whether your festival pays the entry fees, or each individual competitor. Payment will be by cheque or PayPal from either the festival or the individual.

Please enter each competitor only once – Canadian Piano, All Instruments and Voice Canadian Music, Vocal Variety and Speech Arts Shakespeare classes, may all be entered at the same time as a competitor’s main entry. The only exception to this may be a competitor who is a member of a Chamber Group as well as a soloist. In that case, their ‘brief’ information will be entered twice.

Registration closes Friday, May 10, 2019.

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