Ages 8 to 13. BEGINNER BAND- Members understand basic concepts, simple techniques, and can navigate straightforward music. INTERMEDIATE BAND – Players are knowledgeable, can grasp difficult techniques with practice. ADVANCED BAND– Competent musicians, knowledgeable, and easily grasp difficult techniques. MUSIC MENTORED GROUP – One adult may accompany a band in the Beginner category. To learn about Mentoring visit our rules page. BEGINNER VOCALISTS – Studied and performed for only a short while and may tend to go flat or sharp often. Are able to sing in tune and in rhythm but are not consistent and range is limited. INTERMEDIATE VOCALISTS – Consistent but sing slightly flat or sharp ever so often. Tone is pleasing, they use dynamics, and sound good for the style they sing. Able to create a crescendo, decrescendo, falsetto and can add vibrato here and there. ADVANCED VOCALISTS – Studied and performed for many years, consistent, and can hit the notes required. Performances seem effortless and they do not struggle to create a crescendo, decrescendo, falsetto, or vibrato.