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Would you like to be involved in the Isle of Wight Music Dance and Drama Festival?   

Our current Secretary, who does both roles, is leaving so we are looking for the following. 

HON SECRETARY

Minutes. Festival entries, Liaise with Adjudicators, Correspondence, Stationery, Help with Festival paperwork.

HON SYLLABUS & PROGRAMME SECRETARY

Collate Set pieces, Process Festival entries, Prepare Syllabus and distribute, Prepare Programme and distribute.

Remuneration given for both roles

For more details please use the Contact form on this website

We would like to thank all those taking part for their cooperation and understanding during the Festival and particularly when we had no option other than to cancel the last four days of the Festival. We are looking at trying to reschedule those four days later in the year.

MUSIC SPECIAL AWARDS

The Phillips Family Trophy for the highest mark in girls’ vocal solo classes across the age range 13-18 years: Millie Lake and Sophia Houghton – 89.

Marion Feben Memorial Cup for the Highest Solo Marks in the Vocal Classes (except Choral classes) in the Senior Section: Sue Devine and Paul Stevens – 87.

Mrs Florence Duggan Rose Bowl for the Highest Mark in the Junior Section: Thomas Nash – 90

John Flower Cup to the Choir gaining the Highest Overall Marks in the Senior and Junior Sections: Solent City Chorus – 88

Caroline Timms Cup for the Highest Marks in the Vocal competitions for ages 14 & under: Lyla Hunter and Millie Lake – 89.

Caroline Timms Cup for the Highest Marks in the Vocal competitions for ages 14 & under: Lyla Hunter and Millie Lake – 89.

Sally-Ann Fairall Memorial Award for the choir showing the most promise as chosen by the Adjudicator: Carisbrooke Primary School – 86.

CG Crawley Cup for the Highest Marks in the Composition Classes in the Senior Section: Andrew Pellow – 87.

Norman Thurston Cup for the Highest Marks in the String Classes in the Senior & Junior sections: Thomas Nash – 90.

Mark Fielding Trophy for the Highest Marks in the Piano Classes in the Junior Section for ages 13 & over: Thomas Nash – 87.

Miss NJ Damon Cup for the Highest Mark in the Woodwind Classes in the Junior Section:  Tess Leyland  -87.

Gerald Dodd Memorial Cup for the Highest Marks in the Senior Piano Classes: Alan Worth and Victor Lawrence – 87.

Frank Wheeler Memorial Trophy for the Highest Marks in the Junior Solo Brass Classes: Harry Sheppard – 87.

Mark Radford Awards to the value of £40 to one competitor of 18 years or under in the Instrumental Classes, who shows particular promise: Thomas Nash.

Barbara Walter Award to the value of £40 to a competitor of 18 years or under who gives an Exceptional Vocal Performance in the Disney and Stage Song Classes: Grace Dempsey.

Barbara Walter Rose Bowl to a competitor of 18 years or under who gives the Best Individual Vocal Performance in the Disney and Stage Song Classes: Sophia Houghton.

SPEECH AND DRAMA SPECIAL AWARDS

Sir Robert Hobart Rose Bowl awarded for the Highest Mark gained in the Speech and Drama Sections: Evan Greszczyszyn Rico and Sara Hesse – 89.

The Charles Blake Memorial Cup awarded for the Highest Marks in Classes 465, 466 & 467: Alicia Allen and Jessica Claridge-Law – 86.

The Thomas Hudson Shield for the Highest Aggregate Score in Literary Composition: Monica Courtney and Andrew Pellow – 88.

Joan Timms (nee Pleninger) Salver for the Highest Mark in the Miming Teams: Ryde Speech and Drama Class – 87.

Joy Hall Trophy given at the Adjudicator’s sole discretion in recognition of a memorable and worthy performance in the Drama section: Sara Hesse, Daisy Dyer and Kaitlyn Donovan.

SPECIAL AWARDS ACROSS BOTH MUSIC AND SPEECH & DRAMA

The Hon Mrs Mitcheson Cup (Lady Seely Junior Cup) for the Highest Individual Mark in Junior Piano, Strings, Woodwind & Drama Section: Thomas Nash – 90.

Lady Seely Senior Cup for the Highest Individual Mark in the Senior Strings, Piano, Woodwind and Drama Sections: Ellen Weeks – 88.

Winners of Special Awards in the Music and Speech & Drama sections will receive their certificates by post and we will try to make arrangements, where possible, to get their cups/trophies to them.

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CAN YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, DANCE OR ACT?  

WHY NOT ENTER THE ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA FESTIVAL?

 The Isle of Wight Music Dance and Drama Festival is a competition held every March with professional judges in a friendly atmosphere.  We have classes for everybody for three to ninety three.  There are around 400 classes attracting around 2000 entries. Our 2021 festival will be our 91st.  

This is the only competition of its type on the Island offering everybody who wants to enter the opportunity to perform a wide range of disciplines in a suitable environment in front of a supportive audience and receive feedback on their performance from a professional, internationally recognised, adjudicator. 

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If you have any questions please use the contact form on this website or message our Facebook page.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

If you are interested please use the contact form on this website or message our FB page

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 88 festivals in 2018.

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 (in 2020 at The Hare and Hounds on Monday the 8th June). All interested parties  are invited to the AGM.

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