Interschools Music Festival
This year’s music festival will take place on the 6th and 7th of March 2015
In 1975, Frank Hughes (former Head of Music) undertook a fundraising project to offset the cost of building a pipe organ for the Myles Hall. He decided to play the organ continuously for an extended period, and to seek sponsorship. This resulted in him gaining entry to the Guinness Book of Records by achieving 92 hours, beating the previous record by 10 hours. To celebrate the success of the event (financial and physical) a silver trophy was offered to the school with the suggestion that some competitive musical evening be organised, of Frank’s choosing.
Thus, the Interschools Music Festival was born.
The Interschools Music Festival is now a musical event for primary and secondary level students. It aims to give pupils the opportunity to perform, representing their schools within a musical forum. The competitions cover a range of musical genres including classical, rock and traditional. The festival still takes place in Wesley College, Ballinteer over two days in early March.
The festival provides a platform for young performers where they gain confidence and experience in front of an encouraging and sympathetic audience. Though noted for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, standards are high and the festival provides a perfect testing ground for examinations, other feiseanna and public appearances. We encourage families of all ages to attend to support their young people and to enjoy the music.
For all detailed information about the Interschools Music Festival and for online application follow this link.