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Youth Competition

  1. Age 15 years and under for both individual and band members.  Must have parent or guardian to accompany contestant at gate and at registration.

  2. Registration to be held on Monday, August 7th, 2023 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in the tent.  No advanced registrations accepted, and there is no registration fee and no refunds for competition.  Competition starts at 5:30 PM.

  3. Categories and Program Order:

    1. Old Time Fiddle

    2. Bluegrass Fiddle

    3. Mandolin

    4. Clawhammer Banjo

    5. Bluegrass Banjo

    6. Guitar

    7. Band

  4. Contestants can enter only one category and play in only one band.

  5. Only string instruments can be used.   No electric instruments.

  6. Only one contestant and one backup.    Backup instrument cannot be the same as contestant instrument.

  7. Time limit 2 1/2 minutes for both individual and band category.

  8. Band must consist of fiddle, guitar, and banjo.  Band limited to 7 members.  NO adults.

  9. Each band will play 1 tune.

  10. Awards 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places in each category.  Ribbons Only.  Awards will be given out after competition is over.  Winners are responsible for contacting the Moose to receive their ribbons if not present at awards ceremony.

  11. Youth ages 12 - 15 will receive a weekly arm band, if they compete on Monday night.  Any youth contestant below the age of 12 gets in free with paid escort.

  12. Moose reserve the right to make any changes at anytime.

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