The Howe Sound Music Festival is held in Squamish, B.C. for students from Britannia Beach to D'Arcy. This is an adjudicated music festival where students may be selected to represent our District at the Provincial level. Out of boundary participants are welcome, but will not be eligible for awards or promotion to the Provincials. NEW THIS YEAR: Cross-boundary choirs are invited to participate! Please be aware that HSMF does not promote choirs to the Provincials.
Music Teachers use the syllabus, which outlines the various classes that are offered to the students, to select repertoire and begin preparing students for the Festival. This type of festival gives youth and adults studying private voice and piano an opportunity to perform their pieces for the adjudicator and then receive verbal and written adjudication for their performance. Choirs of all ages and sizes are also encouraged to participate and learn. Students also receive a certificate giving them a Bronze, Silver or Gold placement. Everyone is a winner! This type of festival is a stepping stone for all students preparing for their Royal Conservatory Exams.
We are produced by the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association and affiliated with the Performing Arts BC, Association of Regional Festivals.