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Changes to QMM and Medley Competition Categories

posted Jul 28, 2018, 3:39 PM by Michael Flight   [ updated Jul 28, 2018, 3:48 PM ]
SPBASA's Executive Committee approved earlier this week a series of modifications to the Quick March Medley construct rules.  The rules now list three alternative QMM competition categories:
  • Quick March Medley - simple time signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, etc.)
  • Quick March Medley - compound time signatures (6/8, 9/8, 12/8, etc.)
  • Quick March Medley - freestyle time signatures (any combination of March time signatures)
In all of the above cases, the QMMs are now limited to eight parts (vs. the min and max chronometer limits used in the past).  Future QMM competitions will need to specify which of the above categories will be used.  SPBASA is now also recommending (not requiring) the use of the RSPBA's prescribed list of marches (currently two-parted and four-parted 2/4 marches).

This is in addition to a clause approved in March for the Medley competition category, which establishes a minimum of four tune types.  This clause avoids confusion with the March, Strathspey and Reel (MSR) competition categories.