Festival Dates
12th - 15th August 2021 (Thursday - Sunday)

A distinguishing characteristic of QCMF is that it aims to be positive, non-competitive and educationally valuable, while still providing recognition to outstanding performances. The adjudicators for each section have the task of not only providing constructive feedback, but awarding every ensemble with either a gold, silver or bronze rating based purely on a set of award criteria. There is no ranking, placing or comparison within sections or performers.

The QCMF Awards Philosphy also aims reduce the competitive feeling associated with performing and increase the sense of community. This system of merit, has meant a lot more ensembles going back to their schools after the weekend with tangible recognition for their efforts. Many school walls across Australia are adorned proudly with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards received at the Festival.

Implementing the Awards Philosophy