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Keep these concert dates free in your diary - you may be 
one of the people invited to perform in them.
The Festival Highlights concert for Springboard 2016 
will be on Saturday 19 March at 7.30 
at Brighton & Hove High School.  
This will be a selection of performances from every 
section of the Festival - a true highlight to round off 
the month of events. 
The Musicians of All Saints Tea Concert is on 
Sunday 24 April in the afternoon 
at St Michael's Church, High Street, Lewes.
This concert will feature some advanced musicians 
from the 2016 Festival who will each have 
the chance to perform a 10-15 minute 
selection of music. 

Following the 2015 Highlights Concert, a member of 
the audience said: 'I was delighted by the unbelievably 
high standard of the performances.'





British and International Federation

of Festivals ~ Annual Conference.


Springboard performers represented the South East region of the British and International Federation of Festivals at their annual conference held in October at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton.
We were very proud of all of them, and their performances were warmly appreciated by delegates.
Thank you to:
Alexander Baker, Nara Clapperton,
Ursula Eastwood, Eliette Harris,
Finn Hoyte, Jacob Page and Dilara Sahin.



Brighton Youth Orchestra


One of the Springboard concerto performers chosen to play with Brighton Youth Orchestra, Esther Kim, appeared with them on
November 28 at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. She played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.




Entries are now open

for Springboard 2016

Please note entries for all sections will close on 10 January 2016


Online Entry




Announcing our new Administrator
Springboard is pleased to announce the appointment of a new administrator. We would like to welcome Simone Grant who has now taken over from Sarah Oram.
Congratulations to our advanced performers


Over the last few months some of our young advanced performers have done brilliantly to gain diplomas with distinction.
Owen Eastwood (piano) ATCL
Yvonne Helmore (piano) ATCL
Nicholas Machin (piano) ATCL
Ayla Sahin (violin) DipABRSM
Toto Gill (piano) LTCL
Our warmest congratulations to them all!


Springboard 2015 - What people said ...
"What a terrific festival! Thank you for making all this possible and making us so welcome. You all gave us so much encouragement and fun." - Teacher
"My beginner players and their parents and grandparents loved it! It really was a great success and the adjudicator had a lovely way with them all. I am certain that they will want to come back next year." - Teacher
"We joined in this year for our first time and found it is an excellent event." - Parent
“Thank you for another wonderful Springboard day. The kids really enjoy being there, performing and the feedback. The workshop was beautiful and interesting to watch.”  - Parent
“Thank you so much for the lovely day that my daughter had at Springboard. She really enjoyed it and was most impressed with the adjudicator. She said that he was very nice and REALLY good.” - Parent
"Springboard is a wonderful festival which clearly owes its success to the huge commitment and support from those involved on the ground." - Adjudicator
“I had such a good time and it was great to hear such a wealth of young talent. The organisation was terrific.” - Adjudicator
"...a wonderful weekend of energy, warmth and talent. It was delightful to have so much organisation in place. This allowed me to concentrate on what I was doing. The standard was so high...I will remember with joy my time at Springboard." - Adjudicator


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We are delighted to announce that Professor Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of Tongdean Eye Clinic have agreed to continue their sponsorship of Springboard Festival






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