The New Milton Music Festival Objectives
We believe the formalisation of what we are seeking to achieve will help to fix more firmly the presence of the Music Festival in the consciousness of the local community and hopefully ensure its continued success for the future. The formal objectives are:
- To offer an opportunity for musical students and experienced musicians to learn and benefit from performing in front of their peers and expert audiences
- To produce an incentive to study music and an environment conducive to developing musical skills and talent
- To facilitate individual personal development through the emotionally enriching experience acquired through musical expression
- To enhance the cultural life of New Milton and surrounding areas by hosting and promoting live and serious music
- To foster community spirit in New Milton and surrounding areas through offering an opportunity for voluntary support to the Festival for both individual members of the community and the various service organisations
We believe the wide range of ages and abilities we see each year at the Music Festival and the performances we are privileged to hear are evidence enough of the primary objectives being met. We are also fortunate to have the continued support of the New Forest, New Milton and Highcliffe Rotary Clubs and the New Milton Lions Club and other willing volunteers providing the organisational infrastructure.
The Festival Committee include music teachers, representatives of the New Forest, New Milton and Highcliffe Rotary Clubs and the New Milton Lions Club, and a number of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, both working and retired, who give their time free as a service to the community.