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Monday, 11 April 2016

Leigh Music Festival of Music, Arts, Drama and Singing

Leigh on Sea Festival of Music and Drama


 2015 The Leigh-on-Sea Competitive Festival will take place between 5th June – 28th June 2015, at Highlands Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3PT.
 We are delighted to tell you that again the Festival will be taking place at weekends.
“The object of this Festival shall be to advance the education of the public in the Art, and in particular the Arts of Music, Singing, Drama, by the promoting of annual competitions.” 



The date of the Prizewinners Concert is 3rd July, 2015 (venue to be confirmed).

The Edna Head Award, supported by the Rotary Club of Southend-on-Sea, has been designed for players of piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, double bass, woodwind and brass instruments, who will be 16 or under on 1st June 2015. Entrants will be asked to demonstrate their skill by playing a programme of their own choice, to be between 10 and 15 minutes in length, showing technical and musical ability as well as an enthusiasm for music.

The Edna Head competition also determined the Southend Rotary Club’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’ title which will be awarded to the highest scoring qualifying* entrant who lives or attends school or college within the Southend (SS) postal-code area.  He or she will have the opportunity to go forward within the progressive Rotary competition for a national Rotary Young Musician title.

*the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland ‘Young Musician competition is open to amateur young musicians who are not full-time musical students studying for a qualification above ‘A’ level or equivalent.

Festival Dates – 2015

Drama                                      Friday 5th June           –    Sunday 7th June

Strings  and Piano                Thursday 11th June   –    Sunday 14th June

Wind & Brass                         Thursday 18th June   –    Sunday 21st June

Singing                                     Thursday 25th June    –    Sunday 28th June



NEW FOR SCHOOLS IN 2015

2015 is an exciting year for Arts education in schools. The government’s New Programme for Music Education in Schools will challenge teachers, who will also address the changed demands of the New Curriculum for Schools, with its more formal emphasis on provision of opportunities for all pupils to experience making music.

Our 2015 Syllabus addresses schools’ needs in new ways:

    School Choirs competitions:  targeting  School Year and Key Stage references, designed to link to the Southend Music Plan for Schools and local teaching initiatives
    Instrumental Ensemble classes: linking to Southend Academy of Music initiatives, and the guidelines set out in the New Programme for Music Education in Schools
    BBC Ten Pieces TryOuts: non-competitive classes designed to create opportunities for classes  to try out the creative materials they have developed in response to the BBC’s initiatives
    Classes for individuals: Age Group criteria now show School Year and Key Stage references: to assist teachers in finding classes that fit their pupils’ ages and education stage

We are very excited about our School Choirs competitions, which we hope will become a “special target” for school and class choirs.  Participation has been increasing for the past few years, and many schools have enjoyed performing together in public.

The BBC has put a lot of effort into generating its Ten Pieces initiative, and Leigh Musical Festival is delighted to be able to offer TryOut opportunities, so that class groups can show the results of their creative work to the community – and possibly get some professional suggestions to improve their chances of a BBC appearance!

We will continue to offer our usual vast array of classes for groups and individuals, both in Singing and playing  Instruments

We look forward to welcoming you!




Dates :  The Leigh-on-Sea Music Festival will take place between 7th June – 29th June 2014               
    
Objectives : “to advance the education of the public in the Art, and in particular the Arts of Music, Singing, Drama, by the promoting of annual competitions.”

For Leigh Music Festival Syllabus, application forms and results click here.


Southend Music Festival
Listing of  all Music Festivals in Southend and Essex
Southend Concert Venues
2013 Village Green Chalkwell Park
Royal Philharmonic Concert in Priory Park  2013
Southend Bandstand Concerts

Would You Like to Win £500?

Open Competition                                        Are you 16 or under on 1st June 2014?
 Do you play  piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, double bass, woodwind or a  brass instrument?  
Then see `THE EDNA HEAD AWARD `-  below and in `General Information`
A CASH PRIZE OF £500
Closing Date for Edna Head Award is 7th April 2014.
The date of the Edna Head Competition will be 7th June, 2014.  Heats at 10am at Highlands Church and the                                competition will be held at 2.30pm at the same venue.   Entry Fee is £15.00



The date of the Prizewinners Concert is 4th July at 7pm (venue to be confirmed).  The Edna Head Award Competition is open to entrants from all across Essex, and will take place on Sunday July 13th, at 2pm.
The Edna Head Award has been designed for players of piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar,double bass, woodwind and brass instruments, who will be 16 or under on 1st June 2014. Entrants will be asked to demonstrate their skill by playing a programme of their own choice, to be between 10 and 15 minutes in length, showing technical and musical ability as well as an enthusiasm for music.
Please note there will be an official accompanist for Edna Head competitors.  If there are insufficient entries, heats for the competition will take place on the morning of 12th June, 2014.
There is a prize of £500 for the winner of the Edna Head Award
Closing Date for ALL other entries is 31st March 2014.
Festival Dates – 2014
Drama                                Thurs 5th June    - Sun 8th June
Strings  and Piano            Thurs 12th June   –  Sun 15 th June
Singing                              Thurs 19th June   – Sun 22nd June
Wind & Brass    –               Thurs 26th June –  Sun 29th June




See Southend Music Services for Singing lessons, Musical Instrument lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, flute lessons, saxaphone lessons, groups, bands, orchestras, choirs, ensembles, music teachers.

 

2013 Leigh Music Festival


  The Leigh Music Festival will take place between 10th June – 29th June 2013.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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