Welcome to the Music Home page of the Festival.
The syllabus is now available online.
For 2023, we intend a full return to classes in March.
After too long a break, the Festival of Bands and Orchestras will return to the Roper Theatre at Hayesfield School on Tuesday March 7 while classes for smaller Instrumental Groups take place in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday March 15. We have introduced new classes and adjusted others with the aim of making the event more inclusive
Look out for a new class on Secondary Choral Day too. This returns to the popular venue of St Mary’s Church Bathwick on Thursday March 9 while Adult Choral Day is back at the equally well-liked St Swithins Church on Saturday March 11.
Primary Music Day takes place Tuesday March 21 in the usual venue of the Pavilion. There are competitive and non-competitive classes for all. Whatever the size or standard of your instrumental or singing group, we hope you will come along and take part
Classes for singers, piano players and instrumentalists, including the new classes in percussion and electric guitar introduced last year, will take place over Monday to Thursday March 13 – 16 in the usual venues of The Guildhall and Bath Citadel.
The exception is Harp classes which are scheduled for Monday March 6. These will take place once again in the superb surroundings of the Steinway Music School at the Royal High School, Bath.
An Evening of Classical Music will again take place in the magnificent Braunschweig Room of Bath’s Guildhall on Thursday March 16 at 6.15pm. All students and lovers of classical music should not miss this rare opportunity to come along to listen to those competing for the Thelma King Instrumental Award as well as competitors for the Premier Award of the Festival which involves the winners of all three Concerto classes competing against each other. You will be certain to hear some highly talented musicians and admission to this event is FREE!
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS 18th JANUARY 2023.