Our festival is held in Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone ME14 5DS. We have classes for piano, singing, strings (bowed and plucked), wind (woodwind and brass), mixed ensemble, Contemporary Composer, and solo versatility. We have non-competitive as well as competitive classes. Performers are selected from our festival to take part in the Maidstone Young Musician of the Year competition, which is run by the Dawn Patrol Rotary club. Our festival is staffed entirely by volunteers, and we are all friends, so the atmosphere of the festival is relaxed and friendly, and this is often commented on by people who come to us.