Chilliwack Music and Dance Festival

The CMDF is a self-supporting, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and empowering young dancers and musicians to excel in their chosen discipline. Our members are all volunteers. We are dedicated community people who are also interested in the artistic development of young people. Join us for our 77th ANNUAL FESTIVAL in 2024!

Mission Statement

To foster a desire for lifelong learning and involvement in the Performing Arts by providing a positive and stimulating environment for participants to demonstrate their pursuit for excellence while receiving constructive commentary and/or adjudication.

Objectives of the Festival

  • To encourage students to hear and watch one another perform.
  • To provide positive and interactive adjudication and commentary by outstanding clinicians.
  • To identify those with special gifts for the arts and to support their further study.
  • To provide selected bursaries and trophies to give special recognition to outstanding performers.
  • To encourage those who are in the early stages of development by offering “for comment only” opportunities.
  • To recognize that the arts exist both for their own sake as well as for their entertainment value.
  • To emphasize opportunities for performers to grow and raise their standards in a context that is supportive and joyful.
  • To allow opportunities where possible for interrelationship among the various performing arts.

Check out Provincial Syllabus 2024