Professional judges in a friendly atmosphere  

Competitions are held every March 

                                         There are classes for all, from Pop to Classical                                           and for all ages, from three to ninety three


The Syllabus is now available here.  It will be available in the usual outlets later this week.  You need to enter by 8th December.

Welcome to the website of the Isle of Wight Music Dance & Drama Festival (formerly the Isle of Wight Musical Competition Festival).

The Isle of Wight Music, Dance & Drama Festival, a registered charity, aims to advance, promote and encourage and by means of the Competition Festival Movement in particular, the study and practice of the arts of Music, Dancing, Elocution, Literature and Acting. It provides a platform for amateur performance combined with an educational element from professional musicians, dancers and speakers and is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

We extend a cordial invitation to everyone to join us whether as a Performer, Helper or Visitor and you are assured of a very warm welcome and the opportunity to share in some really top quality performances in Music, Speech, Drama and Dance. We celebrated 85 festivals in 2015.

Please look under the Information banner to find our rules, notes on performing at the Festival, Child Protection Policy or how to become a Patron or a Sponsor or a volunteer.

The Isle of Wight Music Dance & Drama Festival Committee is elected at the AGM held in June (this year, 2016, on the 18th at Garfield Church Committee room in Ryde at 5pm). All interested parties  are invited to the AGM.

We have a number of wonderful Stewards without whom the Festival simply would not run, but we always need more helpers so please consider being a steward.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for the Isle of Wight Music, Dance and Drama Festival?  Please follow the link for more information. Easyfundraising

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