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Buxton Music, Speech and Drama Festival 2018

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 2018 Buxton Music Speech and Drama Festival will take place 

on May 12th, 18th and 19th, 2018

The closing date for application was 28th February 2018. Late entries may be accepted but will incur a 10% administration fee.

We are always delighted when friends and family come along as supporters, there is a nominal charge for the day of £5 (excluding children/students, who are free) which allows you entrance to all venues.

We look forward to seeing you all, and hope the sun shines!

Individual adult singers, pianists and strings on MAY 12th,

Open Recital Prize class on MAY 12th,

School classes on MAY 18th,

Woodwind, Music ensembles and  Drama on MAY 19th.

Junior Recital Classes on May 19th.

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 and no family can win two years running (although we are still delighted if you enter to entertain us).

The Winners’ Concert will be Saturday 16th June.
One parent and one performer will be allowed in free. The price for everybody else (excluding children and students, who will be free) will be £5, to include refreshments.

You may also like to consider becoming a Friend of the Festival.  For £25 (or more if you would like to make a donation) you will receive free entry to all Festival events and free refreshments at the Winners’ Concert.  To become a Friend drop an email to the treasurer, Charles Huff, on charles@welldrawn.co.uk, call our chairperson on 01298 24573 or speak to any member of the committee.

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