Our aim is to make the Festival an enjoyable experience. Once you've decided which class(es) you want to enter, and you've got your entry submitted on our playandperform website and on its way to us, all you need to do then is practise! Once we receive all of the entries, we collate them and sort them into classes. In 2021 we will be running the event online, and so rather than come to one of our normal venues, you'll be recording your performance (handy tips will be available on this website soon!) and then uploading it for us to process.
Each class will have an adjudicator, who is a specialist in the instrument / music that you have chosen to perform. They will provide written, and verbal, feedback on your performance with handy hints and tips on where you can improve. We will do what we can to make sure that everyone feels part of the event, rest assured.
Instead of the stewards being on hand on the day to give you assistance to make sure your performance is tip-top, this year we will be helping entrants make the best of the online entry world. And if you have any technical queries, or just get a little stuck, don't worry - we have a team of music teachers and professionals as part of our crew who can help you on most aspects of how to record, review and upload your hard work.
2021 will be a bit different for us all, but rather than take the risk of having to cancel our event at the last minute, we have taken the decision to be 'virtual' instead.
If you click on the picture above, you can download our full, up-to-date syllabus for 2021. In this booklet you'll find all of the rules, class lists, information about our festival & other content to make the process of entering and performing at the Festival a seamless and enjoyable one. And you've always got the option to contact us if you have a query that you want to explore further with us - email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Festival just couldn't happen every year if it wasn't for our fantastic team of volunteers. We need people to help in any way they wish, especially if you have internet / web / IT skills - you name it we've got a role. If you'd like to get involved, contact us and we'll talk some more. We'd love to have you on board! Please email us at email@example.com
Our Festival is designed to make the experience of performing an enjoyable one, from start to finish. We recognise that entrants come to our event for a variety of reasons - fun, extra practice for an upcoming examination, the experience of an independent adjudication, a chance to win a medal and/or a trophy. Whatever your motivation, we're very pleased to welcome you to our event and the more friends you can encourage to enter as well, the better for us!
For 2021 we have, regrettably, decided that the practicalities of running our Schools' Day at Woodhey is too much of a risk, from both a practical and economic perspective. Naturally, if the situation allows, and Schools wish to participate in our online event, we would be delighted - if you think that is the case for your organisation, do please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!