Welcome to the website of the Southend Musical Festival.

A competitive Festival of music and drama which takes place annually in November.   

Founded in 1911, we are a registered charity, which is self-funding and run entirely by volunteers.

Overall dates for the 2018 Festival are

9th to 24th November 2018

Section dates are:-

Strings

Friday 9 – Monday 12

 

Speech & Drama 

Saturday 10 – Thursday 15

 

Piano 

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17

 

Woodwind & Brass 

Sunday 18 – Tuesday 20

 

Singing 

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24

This year, all classes will take place at

 

King’s Road United Reformed Church

(formerly known as Crowstone Christian Centre)

Crowstone Road

Westcliff-on-Sea

SS0 8LH

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES THIS YEAR IS

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018


NO LATE ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED

PLEASE NOTE

The Festival makes every effort to schedule classes outside of school hours for those of secondary school age.  We would like to stress, however, that visits to the Festival are widely acknowledged to be valuable educational experiences and would encourage those in a position to grant leave of absence from school to regard them as such. 

The Festival’s links with the local Music Hub, together with its designation as a Learning Destination under the auspices of the new Children’s University scheme, provide further and substantial evidence of the educational nature attributed to the Festival.

THE 2018 SYLLABUS IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

If you would like details of the classes that are available to enter, please refer to the CURRENT SYLLABUS pages.

 

If you would like to enter the Festival, you will find options to view our FEES, our TERMS & CONDITIONS and our DATA PROTECTION  and  CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

 

You can then print and complete an ENTRY FORM and send it, together with the relevant fee, to the Entries Secretary.

 

There are many ways in which you can SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL – by helping as a VOLUNTEER, becoming a subscribing FRIEND, by SPONSORING A CLASS, or by making a DONATION.  Details of all of these options can be found on this website.