The 2020 Syllabus is now available

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.


The 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

Final concert on 17th March 2019

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.

The Finalists

From the left: Toby Young (Brass), Jasmin Javaherian (Piano),  Frank Bounds (Singing), Ansel Bayly (Percussion) and Rachael Green (Woodwind).  With Festival Chairman Paul Dutton.

The full list of the 2019 class winners is available through the "Winners" link above.

Many more pictures are available on

The venue for 2020 is again Harrogate High School

We will be at
Harrogate High School (HHS),
Ainsty Road, Harrogate,

6th-8th, 13th-15th 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.