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Welcome to the Godalming Music Festival. We are one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the South East, and regularly welcome more than 2000 entries each year. 

We pride ourselves on offering classes to cater for most performers’ interests and talents. Classes include Music, Dance, Choirs, Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre.

We are a friendly and welcoming festival but expect high standards of performance and presentation. We are a member of The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Speech and Dance, and have very experienced adjudicators for each section.

We believe that we offer participants an enjoyable and professionally rewarding experience, which will help them to develop their performance skills and confidence. The 2017 festival was a great success. All competitors are to be congratulated on their enthusiasm and for being so well prepared for their classes.

We have joined the 21st century with this new website which we hope will provide all you need to know about the festival.  This will replace the printed syllabus so please add it to your favourites and keep up to date with our regular postings.  We are excited to have launched our online entry facility for the 2018 Festival.  We have made it as secure as possible so that any data we capture through its pages will only be used for festival purposes.  A contact form can be used to send queries to most members of the committee.

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Latest News

Wind Section

What a great bands night last week!  Lots of high class performances with Godalming Youth Band receiving the highest mark of 93.  It was a polished performance but don't despair if you [...]

Audience Welcome

Godalming Music Festival welcomes visitors to its competitions since an audience can help competitors to perform to the best of their ability. Competitions can last for several hours.  Programmes, detailing times of classes and [...]

Dance Section

The Dance section of the Godalming Music Festival 2018 has concluded.  Although this year was not an All England Qualifier year – as last year was – the standard of dance on the whole [...]

Become a sponsor

We are very grateful to all our Sponsors and Advertisers who enable us to run this highly regarded festival.

The annual cost to run the Festival increases year on year and our main source of income is fees for entry and admission fees to the public.  Our major expenditure is the hire of halls and professional fees for adjudicators and therefore we can only break even with the help of our Sponsors, Advertisers, and Friends.

If you would like to advertise or sponsor a class in 2018  please contact: