Congratulations to all the musicians who took part in this year’s Norfolk County Music Festival.

Around 4000 musicians, singers and performers took part over the two-week period, and delivered some of the most diverse, challenging and entertaining performances in the region, including over 2500 children from 50 Norfolk School Choirs. From classical piano, string ensembles and wind bands through to samba percussion, jazz, guitars, ukulele orchestras and beatboxing, there were some real treats!

There were many successes for Hub-led ensembles, tutors and students. Congratulations to the following on their results:

  • Aylsham Community Ensemble – Highly Commended
  • Dereham Training Strings – Highly Commended
  • Holt Training Strings – Highly Commended
  • Norfolk County Strings – Outstanding
  • Norwich String Ensemble – Highly Commended
  • Norfolk Symphonic Wind Band – Outstanding Plus
  • Norfolk Schools’ Wind Band – Outstanding
  • Norfolk Schools’ Training Wind Band – Highly Commended
  • Norfolk Students’ Jazz Orchestra – Highly Commended Plus

Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians Ensembles:

  • Senior Wind Ensemble – Commended Plus
  • Flute Choir – Highly Commended Plus
  • Clarinet Choir – Commended
  • Saxology – Commended Plus
  • NCYM Jazz – Highly Commended
  • Chamber Choir – Outstanding
  • Intermediate Choir – Commended Plus
  • Junior Choir – Highly Commended
  • Junior String Ensemble – Outstanding
  • Intermediate String Ensemble – Outstanding
  • Norfolk Intermediate Youth Orchestra – Commended Plus

Also celebrating their success are Hunstanton Primary School, who benefitted from receiving a project grant from Norfolk Music Hub this term, to have beatboxing workshops in their school, led by Mide Naike. Watch their performance at St Andrew’s Hall below:

Festival Chair Jacquie Burgess said: “We are so pleased to provide a platform for Norfolk’s talented musicians and everyone who enjoys learning to play music, or singing. We are delighted to announce that this year, Browick Road Primary School Y3/4 Choir were awarded the new David Capp Memorial Bursary and will receive £1000 towards singing tuition.”

Norfolk County Music Festival has been going for over 90 years with the aim of supporting amateur musicians and singers of all ages by giving them the chance to perform in public and to receive positive advice from professional adjudicators. Norfolk County Music Festival is funded in part by Norfolk Music Hub. For more information on the Festival, visit