MSF | Bands and Orchestras
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Bands and Orchestras

Please note:


With the Covid restrictions that are in place currently, decisions have had to be made regarding which events can sensibly be expected to take place in 2021. With the safety of both Festival personnel and all other participants being paramount, it is with regret that we have to confirm that this event will not take place in 2021.  It is hoped that Chamber and Ensemble classes will be able to run.  See classes X8 and X9 in Chamber Music and Ensembles for groups of up to 12 and up to 18 players respectively.


September 2020


Classes are offered for Wind Bands, Swing Bands and other Bands.

Wind Bands and Swing Bands competitive classes are divided into 2 main categories:


  • Year 13 and under
  • Open


All classes offer free choice.


In addition there are two non-competitive “Showcase” classes providing opportunity to demonstrate what your school enjoys doing well, be it African Drumming, Folk Music, Blues Band etc.


Full class details can be found in the syllabus.


Other Ensemble Events:


  • Primary Music Makers, as part of Primary Music Day, is a non-competitive session for up to Year 6 only. Any Junior Bands, Orchestras or Ensembles, tuned or untuned Percussion Groups, or any other Rhythm groups are welcome to come along and share their performances with others. Informal choirs and class groups also take part in this session and everyone has fun with some combined music making.
  • Chamber Music and Ensembles