Romsey Festival of Youth Music 2018

© Romsey Festival of Youth Music 2019


Romsey Festival of Youth Music 2018

21 June to 5 July 2019


First week events

22 June - 29 June 2018

Second week events

30 June - 6 July 2018

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Last year’s Festival


The programme  for the first week of last year’s Festival is shown below, please follow us Facebook for any updates.


Tuesday, 26th

Concert Band Workshop and Concert

Olympic Hall, The Mountbatten School, Romsey

This exciting opportunity with members of the band of HM Royal Marines will involve students from both Mountbatten and Romsey schools.  There will be a concert performance at 4pm to which the general public are very welcome.  There will be a retiring collection to help defray costs.

One of the highlights of the 2017 Festival was the concert at the end of the workshop. To watch a video of the concert, go our Gallery page.

Wednesday, 27th                 

15.30        Afternoon Tea Concert at Abbotswood Court, Romsey

Enjoy tea and cake whilst listening to music from two young ensembles.

There are 25 tickets available for this event at £5 each.  To order tickets, please email

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Friday, 29th

19.00     Romsey Schools Choir Festival at Romsey Abbey

This concert is a celebration of the fantastic quality of young singing in the town. Come and let your ears feast on the fabulous sound of more choirs from local Primary and Secondary schools. It is usually a sell out, so make sure you get your tickets, which are available from the Heritage Centre, Romsey (01794 512987) or from  Proceeds in aid of Jane Scarth House.

Thursday, 28th

15.30 - 16.30      Music @ Mottisfont, Mottisfont Abbey

Experience the fabulous setting of Mottisfont Abbey as a backdrop to performances by local young musicians.

Normal admission prices apply.

15.45        North Baddesley School Summer Concert

A chance to see and hear pupils from North Baddesley School perform in their annual concert.

18.00        Nursling School Summer Concert

Come and enjoy the sound of young people making music.  Instrumental groups, soloists and choir will entertain you at this Primary School event.

Saturday, 23rd

10.00 - 16.00      Romsey Live 2018

This open-air event will feature several young bands and ensembles playing at various venues around the town, featuring amongst others, the Mountbatten Big Band and Romsey School Steel Band.

Sunday, 24th                 

13.00 - 14.00       Sunday Live Lounge at the Old House at Home, Love Lane, Romsey

Come and relax at The Old House at Home in Romsey and enjoy vocalists bringing you an eclectic mix of songs from the shows and from your favourite chart singers.

Friday, 22nd

19.00     Primary Schools Choir Festival at The United Reform Church, Romsey

The opening event of the Festival celebrates the quality of the choirs from six local Primary schools. Admission at the door, £5.  Proceeds in aid of Jane Scarth House.

Monday, 25th                 

16.00 - 18.00       Rhythm Section Workout at the Lantern Theatre, The Mountbatten School, Romsey

This workshop is designed for aspiring jazz musicians who play guitar, piano, bass and drums.