- Mar 01 - 10 2023
- All Day
National Children’s Festival of the Arts
The Department of Education Services (DES) announces the start of the 2022/2023 National Children's Festival of the Arts (NCFA).
Now in its 41st year, the NCFA will commence with adjudications of approximately 348 entries from 22 public schools, private schools, and homeschoolers across the Cayman Islands in categories, including dance, drama, instrumental (solos, bands & ensembles), speech and vocals on Wednesday, 1 March, and concluding Friday, 10 March.
The NCFA will likewise showcase students' artistic talents during a weeklong exhibition at the National Gallery and culminate with a series of final concerts.
DES Director Mr. Mark Ray invites the public to support the various activities.
“After adjusting the format of NCFA adjudications in 2022 and limiting the number of attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions, I am pleased that we can revert to our usual format this year,” said Mr. Ray.
“I invite families, friends, and other community members to come out to the various activities in support of our talented children and young people, allowing them to develop well-needed confidence as they continue to hone their creative talents.”
Among the featured NCFA activities this year are:
2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Speech, Drama & Dance –Cayman Brac & Little Cayman||1st March 2023||9:00 am||Aston Rutty Centre|
Cayman Brac & Little Cayman
|2nd March 2023||9:00 am||Aston Rutty Centre|
|Vocal – Solos, duets, trios, choirs (Primary) Grand Cayman||6th March 2023||9:00 am||First Baptist Church & Red Bay Church of God|
|Vocal – Solos, duets, trios, choirs (Secondary) Grand Cayman||6th March 2023||9:00 am||JGHS Performing Arts Centre|
|Instrumental-Solo Competition KS1 & KS2 Grand Cayman||7th March 2023||9:00 am||JGHS Performing Arts Centre|
|Speech KS3 & KS4- Solos & Speech Choirs- Grand Cayman||7th March 2023||9:00 am||Harquail Theatre|
|Instrumental-Solo Competition KS3 & KS4- Grand Cayman||8th March 2023||9:00 am||JGHS Performing Arts Centre|
|Speech KS1 & KS2- Solos & Speech Choirs- Grand Cayman||8th March 2023||9:00 am||Harquail Theatre|
(6 or less students)/Bands
Bands- Grand Cayman
|9th March 2023
9th March 2023
|Drama- Primary & Secondary-
|10th March 2023||9:00 am||Harquail Theatre|
|Dance- Primary & Secondary-
|10th March 2023||9:00 am||JGHS Performing Arts Centre|
|Art Exhibition-Cayman Brac||TBC||TBC||Aston Rutty Centre|
|Art Exhibition-Grand Cayman||TBC||TBC||National Gallery|
|Final Concerts-Cayman Brac & Little Cayman||11 March, 2023
|TBC||Aston Rutty Centre
|Final Concerts-Grand Cayman||24th – 26th April 2023||TBC||JGHS Performing Arts Centre|
|2023 Young Musician of the Year||22nd April 2023||TBC||TBC|
|2023 Amin Mohammed Memorial Steel Band Competition||TBC||TBC||TBC|
For more information about the National Children Festival of the Arts (NCFA), like and follow NCFA Cayman Islands on Facebook or Instagram or contact DES Senior School Improvement Officer, Mrs. Tammy Hopkins, by telephone at 916-6287 or DES Acting Customer Service Manager Ms. Nicki Samuels by email at [email protected].
To learn more about other DES programs and activities, visit the Department of Education’s website at https://schools.edu.ky/Pages/Home.aspx.
For further inquiries, please email the DES Registration team at [email protected]
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