21 June to 5 July 2019
The Festival was conceived in 2017 by Stu and Miriam Marchant who wanted to hold an event that showcased the broad range of musical talent among the young people and surrounding area. At a time when Music in schools is being marginalised, the Romsey Festival of Youth Music aims to celebrate the sheer joy of young people making music together.
The first festival in 2017 was a tremendous success and it is now an annual event. Taking place in the last week of June and first week of July, the Festival includes a wide variety of events from ‘Romsey Live’ to school concerts, and a ‘Pianothon’ to a ‘String Spectacular’.
Stu and Miriam are the Festival Directors of Music and arrange the events and musicians. In 2018, a committee was formed with the Directors of Music and Chair (Chris Thompson, far left in the picture on the left), Treasurer (Lynne Tongs, second from the right) and Secretary (Janet Barratt, far right).
The committee supports the Directors of Music with the organisation of the Festival, by raising funds and providing financial and general governance.
The full committee at the launch of the 2018 Festival
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Code of Practice and Procedures
The Romsey Festival of Youth Music fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children participating in any way in the festival. The purpose of this policy is to provide the festival committee members and volunteers with the guidance they need to keep children participating in the festival safe and secure and to inform parents and guardians how it is intended to safeguard their children whilst participating in the festival.