Perform in Perth
Charity registered in Scotland
Perform in Perth is an annual festival of music, speech and dance. Each year around 2,800 performers take part in the two-week festival which runs in March. There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators. In 2019, we introduced a series of Gaelic competitions and Baton Twirling competitions, as well as expanding the piping and pipe band drumming solos.
In order to organise and run the festival, we use many volunteers.
Having taken part in the festival yourself, you now feel sufficiently confident to persuade others to do so too. Promoting the festival would involve you spreading the word to others in your school or college and letting both them and the educational establishment know the many benefits you feel you have gained from your participation, such as the ability to overcome fears, the ability to perform in public, the positive feedback you feel you gained from the adjudicator etc. You could start by speaking to individual classes of younger pupils, maybe even address the staff, and then move onto year groups, as you gain confidence in public speaking. All we would ask is that you keep a record of the time spent in preparing for and in making these presentations.
Having taken part in the festival yourself, you now feel sufficiently confident to persuade others to do so too. Mentoring can include actually coaching them in preparation for their performance or encouraging them in their practice, perhaps on the back of that other young person having lessons from a professional tutor. All we would ask is that you keep a log of the number of hours spent in doing so. Other people have undertaken coaching others as part of a Boys Brigade badge, then encouraging them to perform at the festival.
Stewards at the festival may be invited to do a variety of tasks. These include:
- helping on the welcome stall, perhaps selling admission tickets, programmes and other merchandise
- welcoming performers, making sure they know where to go, making sure they perform in the correct order and issuing certificates at the end of a performance section
- keeping the audience aware of who is performing
- helping the adjudicator with paperwork