Important Dates


 For a calendar of Festival dates which you can include in your own online calendars, click here.
February 14 CSMFA Annual General Meeting – 4.00pm Avonhead School.
February 15 Application for schools choirs open. Click here for application form
February 19 Applications for Representative Groups open online.
March 9 Applications close for School Choirs to participate in the Festival. Late entries CANNOT be accepted so make sure that your school’s application is made in good time.
April 13 Applications close for Representative Groups. Late entries CANNOT be accepted so make sure that your application is made in good time.
Festival Poster Competition entries close
May 9 Teachers’ Demonstration Meeting – 3.45pm until 5.00pm @ Avonhead School
  Applicants for Representative Groups notified of audition details
May 21 Auditions for Representative Group applicants commence.
June 3 Auditions for Representative Groups conclude.
June 17 Representative Group audition results posted and e-mailed to schools and individuals.
June 18 Representative Group ticket sales open. More info.
June 27 Vocal Workshop for Choir Teachers – Avonhead School, 3.45pm
July 6 Deadline for acceptance of Representative Group places
July 24 School and public ticket sales open. More info.
August 11 Weekend rehearsals commence for Representative Groups – see schedule
Sept 3 “Programme details” are due by this day from each school participating.
Sept 10, 11 & 12 Massed Rehearsals – schools attend one
October 1, 2 & 3 Compulsory Holiday Course for all Representative Group members
October 23 Dress rehearsal for all members of Representative Groups ONLY
Oct 24 – Oct 26 Performance Nights of the Festival – Horncastle Arena. Schools performing MUST attend a rehearsal in the Horncastle Arena in the morning.