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

This year there were 4600 musicians, singers and performers who took part in 35 classes over the two-week period and performed some of the most diverse, challenging and entertaining performances in the region.

There were many achievements to note from Norfolk Music Service and Music Hub led ensembles. Congratulations to the following ensembles on their results:

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

Well done to the CNS Jazz Band who were awarded the Shorten Cup.

We are also incredibly proud of Lionwood Junior & Infant Schools choir who won the David Capp Memorial Fund last year and were awarded ‘Outstanding’ at the Festival this year. The grant enabled them to work with Norfolk Music Hub and tailor specific workshops with partner organisations in developing their choir over the past year.

Norfolk County Music Festival was founded in 1925 to encourage and support amateur music making, singing and teaching throughout the county and beyond. It provides a wonderful opportunity for learners at all levels to perform in public and to receive positive advice from professional adjudicators. Norfolk County Music Festival is supported in part by Norfolk Music Hub. For more information on the Festival, visit

If you attended Norfolk County Music Festival 2020 and have a few minutes to spare, please share your feedback and suggestions for the next Festival, and you will be entered into a prize draw:

If you would like to join any of the Norfolk Music Service led ensembles or others across the county, please see our Ensembles & Music Centres listings for more information >>