• Instrumental

    Festival Dates


    Sunday March 6th 2022 (afternoon and evening) (Wind, Brass and Percussion).

    Saturday March 19th 2022 (all day and evening) (Strings).

    Sunday March 20th 2022 (afternoon and evening) (Strings).

    Entries close on February 6th 2022. Late entries will not be processed.


    Dr Oliver Gledhill PhD MA (Mtpp) PGCA ARCM FISM (Strings)

    Melanie Ragge MA(Cantab), MPhil(Cantab), HonARAM, LRAM, DipRCM (Wind, Brass and Percussion)



    There are no official accompanists for the instrumental section. Entrants must provide their own. The following experienced Festival accompanists may be available:


    Lisa Garson: 07875 553874 lisagarson@gmail.com

    Jon Booth: 07860 472398 jonzbooth@gmail.com


    It is the responsibility of the performer to contact them and make their own arrangements over fees, rehearsals and timings, giving a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice. The Festival organizers cannot help with these arrangements


    Syllabus and fees

    All entries must be by Play and Perform

    Results 2021


    Festival Policies


    All enquiries should be directed to the Section Secretary

    Important Notes for Players

    • TIMETABLING. It is not possible to be specific until all entries are received. Performers will be notified of their dates and times at least 3 weeks before the date of the Festival.

    • ENSEMBLES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MUSICAL VERSATILITY CLASSES. These classes may be held on either March 6th or March 19th/20th. This is dependant on the number and spread of entries and timetabling considerations. Specific requests should be made to the Section Secretary at the time of entry.

    • MUSIC. A copy of the music must be provided for the adjudicator on the day of the competitions. The same piece may not be played in different classes (If different movements of the same work are to be played, please specify on entry form).

    • TIME LIMITS are given and must be observed. Performances that exceed the time limit will be adjudicated and marked but are not eligible for a FIRST prize or trophy. Performances may be stopped if they grossly exceed the time limit.

    • CLASS SIZE. Depending on the number of entries it may be necessary to combine or divide classes.

    • AWARDS. All awards are made at the adjudicator’s discretion. Communication with the adjudicator is not allowed. All contact with the Festival should be via the Section Secretary.

    RuTPAF understands that it is very important that it protects the privacy of submitted information and it will be stored securely in accordance with the new DGPR regulations.
    RuTPAF will only use the data for the administrative needs of organising a large competitive Festival including information about the syllabus, dates, adjudicators, timetabling and programming, Gift Aid (where applicable) and forthcoming events which are connected to the Festival.
    RuTPAF will never share contact details with third parties. The information will only be used to inform about matters relating to the Festival.
    RuTPAF will not supply data to anyone else (unless legally obliged to do so)
    RuTPAF will not hold data longer than is needed to fulfil its purposes.
    RuTPAF acknowledges the rights of teachers, performers and parents of those under 16 to see the data that is held by the Festival in order to correct errors, to have data deleted from records and/or to complain to the authorities if data is believed to be misused.
    RuTPAF data is held by
    The Patrons' Secretary who maintains a list of patrons.
    Festival Section Secretaries for Dance, Instrumental, Piano, Speech and Drama and Vocal. They collect, use and store contact details of:
    all those who have applied to take part in the activities of the Festival
    and all those who have agreed to act as stewards at Festival events