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Balaklava Eisteddfod Is Back For 2021

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The Balaklava Eisteddfod is back for its 25th year celebrating performing arts.

Following the postponement of last years’ event due to Covid, the Eisteddfod will make its grand return at the end of July, with a modified two-day format, and 24 schools from around the state visiting for the performing arts festival.

Friday, July 30, will feature the disciplines of vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble and rock band, While the Saturday program will see participants from the disciplines of vocal, musical theatre, contemporary vocal, piano, instrumental and speech and drama come together.

Traditionally, almost 2,000 kids head to the town from public and private schools all over the state, however due to Covid restrictions this years’ event is looking a little smaller, and the large concert bands and choirs being removed from the program as well as the Sunday finale performance.

The society are currently on the hunt for trained Covid marshals to volunteer their time to help deliver the Eisteddfod across the two days and six venues.

The Balaklava Eisteddfod can also be used as part of students South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) music program and moderations.

To volunteer your time contact Bronny Cottle: 0428 631 243

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