The 2020 Festival will run over the first three weekends of
March. The Syllabus is available on this website (follow the
blue link above) and is available in Music House and will soon be in
local libraries in the Harrogate area.
Festival is a Registered Charity, number 510706. It was
established in 1936. It is non-profit, managed and
organised by volunteers.
For the last four years the Festival has received no funding from the Council. It costs the charity over £20,000 to put on the Festival. Please consider making a donation of any amount, however small, so that we can continue providing the opportunity for aspiring musicians and drama students. Full details on our finances can be found at hcfmsd.co.uk/Finances.html
The Final concert and the Young Musician of the Festival Competition was held on 19th March. The 2019 Young Musician of the Year is Rachael Green. Rachael thrilled the judges with her performance on the Tenor Saxophone.
From the left: Toby Young (Brass), Jasmin Javaherian
(Piano), Frank Bounds (Singing), Ansel Bayly (Percussion)
and Rachael Green (Woodwind). With Festival Chairman Paul
The full list of the 2019 class winners is available through the "Winners" link above.
We will be at
Harrogate High School (HHS),
Ainsty Road, Harrogate,
and 20th-22nd March 2020
We were very
grateful, yet again, for the strong support of the school
staff in 2019.
This year we had use
of the Dance Studio and the Sport Hall. This worked well
for us as it provided the opportunity to use more space.
In 2020 we will
again hold the String classes on the third weekend.