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Musicfest London was established by music teachers in southwestern Ontario to provide an educational opportunity for ensembles to perform and learn from outstanding adjudicators, and to attend Musicfest Canada
Concert Bands, Wind Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles
Orchestras, String Ensembles
Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combos
Concert Choirs, Chamber Choirs, Madrigal Choirs
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited demand and extensive equipment needs and staff help, Vocal Jazz is no longer available at our festival
Fees Have Changed:
No refunds after Friday January 29, 2016
Cheques: Please make all cheques payable to.....MUSICFEST LONDON
Festival Features include the following:
Snow Date Information
Unfortunately, we sometimes run into serious problems with snow storms. Hopefully, this will not be the case in 2016. However, if this is the case and there is a need to schedule a special "snow day" the date will be...
SNOW DATE - Wednesday March 23, 2016
If there are only a few schools that are unable to make it due to localized weather conditions, we have three options...
Monday March 7, 2016
Oakridge S.S. - Concert Bands and Orchestras
Westminster S.S. - Choirs
Tuesday March 8, 2016
Oakridge S.S. - Concert Bands
Westminster S.S. - Jazz Ensembles and Concert Bands
Wednesday March 9, 2016
Oakridge S.S. - Concert Bands
Westminster S.S. - Jazz Ensembles & Concert Bands
Click below for reference maps.
Percussion Equipment for Concert Bands at Oakridge SS & Westminster SS
Equipment for Jazz Ensembles at Westminster SS
This is available at Oakridge SS only. Please indicate on your application form if you have a need to be placed at Oakridge SS for handicap access.
Concert Bands must perform three contrasting selections at their class level. One of the three must be chosen from the National Concert Band Syllabus . Two selections must be in contrasting style and may be individual movements from a single work. It is strongly recommended that one of the 3 selections be lyrical. "Pop" material is inappropriate. Marches are no longer a requirement.
Chamber ensembles are requested to perform two selections of contrasting style - own choice
Orchestras, string orchestras and string chamber ensembles are required to perform a program of contrasting material and styles. There are no required pieces in these classes. Directors are encouraged to select high quality, original works and choose compositions by Canadian composers when appropriate. "Pop" material is inappropriate.
Choral groups must perform a program of three contrasting selections. There are no required pieces for these classes.
Jazz Ensembles must perform a program of three contrasting selections. One selection must be a ballad. Pop material is inappropriate. The Instrumental Jazz Committee has assembled a list of over 100 compositions and arrangements by Canadian writers. Ensembles are encouraged to perform at least one number by a Canadian composer or arranger. Click here to view the National Instrumental Jazz Syllabus.
ALL ENSEMBLES MUST PRESENT TWO ORIGINAL COPIES OF THEIR SCORES FOR ADJUDICATOR PURPOSES. PLEASE ORDER YOUR SCORES EARLY TO ENSURE ARRIVAL BY THE FESTIVAL DATES.
YOUR TIME ON STAGE IS LIMITED TO 30 MINUTES INCLUDING SET UP, WARM UP, PERFORMANCE AND EXIT. PLEASE PLAN YOUR REPERTOIRE ACCORDINGLY.
Musicfest London adheres to the same policies as Musicfest Canada. Photocopying of copyrighted material is illegal. Photocopied scores will not be passed to the adjudicators and clinicians unless accompanied by a letter of consent from the copyright owner or publisher. In cases of infringement, the festival administration may choose to offer adjudication only with no award or rating being given.