Due to the retirement of some of our officials, to enable the festival to continue we urgently need volunteers for the following:
Assistance with running the Music sessions
Music Steward Co-ordinators – responsible for organising the stewards for all the Music sessions
Fundraising & Marketing Officers – responsible for getting sponsors and generally promoting the festival
If you are interested please use the contact form on this website or message our FB page
CAN YOU SING, 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 2019 festival will be our 89th.
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.
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 (this year, 2018, on Saturday the 16th at All Saints Church Hall 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.
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