WELCOME

We are sorry to announce the death last week of Lynn Tyrell who had assisted with the management of the cups for Music and Speech & Drama sections for over ten years and was a keen supporter of the Festival over many years

The Dance sessions have now started at Shanklin Theatre and go onto Saturday 23rd.

Just a reminder that Dance sessions can run upto 30 minutes early

FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER

David White has his mobile studio setup down stairs every day during the Festival.You can have dance photos taken in as many costumes as you wish.


RESULTS OF CLASS 540 – Primary School Choir

1st Carisbrooke Primary School – 86 Marks

2nd Niton Primary School – 85 Marks

3rd Ryde Junior Chamber Choir – 84 Marks

Queensgate Foundation Primary School – 82 Marks

Lanesend Primary School – 82 Marks

Ryde School Year 3 & 4 – 82 Marks

The Federated Schools of Newchurch & Nettlestone Primary – 82 Marks

The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet & Yarmouth – 82 Marks

The Bay C of E School – 81 Marks

Binstead Primary School – 81 Marks

Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham – 81 Marks


PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

As part of our aim to encourage the study and practice of the arts of Music, Dancing and Acting we have in the past given bursaries to individuals from each discipline to further their particular skills.

These have been very popular but can only benefit a few people. We now hold Performance workshops for festival performers. The aim is to improve your stage presence and work towards audition skills in the disciplines of acting, dance and singing suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.’

Entry is open to all Festival performers 9 to 18 years.

Entry is free but please note that depending on the number of applications and the number of places available not all applicants will automatically be successful on gaining a place.

The workshops will be held on Sunday 12th May 2019 at the Riverside Centre Newport

Entries close on the 31st March.

Performance workshop application form 2019 – Word format

Performance workshop application form 2019 – PDF format


 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. 

Entries for the 2019 Festival closed on the 8th December. 

Follow our Facebook page to keep upto date –  IWMDDF Facebook page

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

Would you like to be involved in IWMDDF?

Our current Secretary, who does both roles, is leaving the Island next year so we are looking for the following:-

HON SECRETARY

Roles and responsibilities
Minutes
Festival entries
Liaise with Adjudicators
Correspondence
Stationery
Help with Festival paperwork

HON SYLLABUS & PROGRAMME SECRETARY

Roles and responsibilities
Collate Set pieces
Process Festival entries
Prepare Syllabus and distribute
Prepare Programme and distribute

Remuneration is given for both roles

For details please use the contact form or phone Janet Coates 07891 763215

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Due to the retirement of some of our officials, to enable the  festival to continue we urgently need volunteers for the following:

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

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 2019 at The Hare and Hounds on Monday the 1oth June). 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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