Where we’ve been – The RMFA is one of 49 festivals under the aegis of the Saskatchewan Music Festival association. It is estimated that 55,000 people participate in Saskatchewan Music Festivals annually.
Since 1909, there has been an annual spring Festival of arts competition (music and speech) for the young people of Regina and area, and thousands have participated. The Festival provides amateur musicians and speakers with an evaluation of their performance by professional adjudicators drawn from all parts of North America in the areas of voice, musical theatre, piano, strings, organ, brass, woodwinds, percussion, choirs and.speech arts. The Festival runs for approximately 2 weeks in mid-April to early May. In recent years, there have been over a 1000 entries with participants ranging from preschoolers to grandparents, although the majority are from ages 8 to 20 years. Winners in local festivals come together to compete at the Provincial finals which are held at various locations in Saskatchewan. From there, a few of the most talented compete nationally as Saskatchewan representatives.
Not for profit, but for love of the arts – The Regina Music Festival Association is a registered charitable, volunteer organization, and as such offers the usual income tax benefits to its financial supporters. Volunteers work at the Festival as secretaries to the adjudicator and as door personnel. The Executive is also made up of volunteers who willingly give of their “spare time” outside of their regular employment to organize this Festival of the arts.
The Regina Music Festival Association depends heavily on the donations of various organizations with Regina, and on the generosity of people like you to maintain its unbroken record of annual Festivals.