To all Competitors, Adjudicators and the wider ACYMC family.

 

It will probably come as no surprise in these surreal times that the Trust has had to re-consider the Competition in 2020. With government and other restrictions now in place and quite possibly lasting for six months or more, planning to hold the Regional and National competitions has become very problematic. 

 

The Regional competition was scheduled for May but with school closures and gatherings of over 100 not permitted, the competition could simply not be conducted appropriately.

 

Similarly, the National Competition is impacted. While planned for mid-July, the closure of ANAM announced today together with the on-going uncertainty about events at that time, has led us to also decide to cancel this year’s National Competition.

 

We on the Trust understand this will disappoint many potential competitors, as we are likewise disappointed. Refunds for entry fees paid will be refunded soon.

 

The good news is that we plan the competitions to be definitely back in 2021! The Trust will also consider adjusting the age limit by one year so that anyone who may have been seeking to compete this year, could still do so next year. More information on that will be provided in early 2021.

 

In the meantime, please keep up your music and let it bring joy to as many people as possible.

 

Best wishes, Keith Fagg OAM, Chair Trustees of AYCMC

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