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Buxton Music, Speech and Drama Festival

We are a Festival celebrating amateur music and drama performing,  with opportunities for children, young people and adults to perform in both a competitive and  non-competitive supportive environment and benefit from feedback.

The 2017 Buxton Music Speech and Drama Festival will take place 

on May 13th, 19th and 20th, 2017 

with the date for the Winners Concert being announced in March.

 Deadline for entries was: February 28th 2017 and has now past.

late entries may not be included in the printed programme

2017 Syllabus available by clicking here

Individual adult singers, pianists and strings on MAY 13th,

Open Recital Prize class on MAY 13th,

School classes on MAY 19th,

Woodwind, Music ensembles and  Drama on MAY 20th.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have changed our booking system so that you can book and pay online (although you can still pay by cheque if you prefer). If you find there are any teething problems, please email us and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please note:

  • Before completing the form you should either print off the syllabus or make a note of the relevant class numbers as the class details are not repeated on the form.
  • Currently there is no undo facility so do check you have entered everything correctly before clicking submit.
  • Once submitted you will be given a password which will enable you to view your entry and make minor corrections but if you make an error that cannot be corrected on-line then please email us.
  • Once you have clicked ‘Submit’ you will need to start a new form to make further entries and will be given a new password. You may, however email us with the details of your entries and we will combine them so only one password is required to see all.

FAMILY CLASS ON MAY 13th: this was a huge success last year, so we are repeating it for 2017:

Family Duet or Ensemble, 2 or more related performers,

children and/or adults, any combination of instrumental/vocal.

extra marks given for widest age difference!


click here for ‘Buxton’ by Ian McMillan   Buxton Poem

Anyone who would like us to post a prospectus, please call Celia on  01298  79038

or email bmsdfestival@hotmail.com