We want to see the FCMF National Music Festival continue for another 50 years!
Here's how you can make a major impact by fundraising for future National Music Festivals

This is your chance to introduce friends and family to the FCMF National Music Festival and show your dedication and support for the festival movement in Canada.

  1. Make a donation through the form at the bottom of this page.
  2. Download the '$50,000 to Commemorate Fifty Festivals' campaign letter here and share in your network of music lovers.
  3. Involve your students, colleagues, friends, and family in a fundraiser.

You can support the development of Canada's young music students by setting up a fundraiser in minutes through Canada Helps.  Canada Helps will send the money raised directly to FCMF and all of your supporters will get an tax receipt instantly.

Get started at Canada Helps today!
Here are Some Fundraising Ideas to Get You Started

Set a Personal Challenge

Run your first 5K or challenge yourself to 100 push-ups every day for a month.

Ask your friends to support by donating per km/push-up or for completing the entire challenge.

A Special Occasion

Already have everything you need? Ask your friends to donate to FCMF instead of a birthday gift, wedding present, or an other gift-giving occasion.  Make your day even more special by supporting music education in Canada.

Dare Yourself

How much will your friends or students donate if you do something daring? Set a fundraising goal and complete the dare[s] once your goal is achieved. Dye your hair. Record a dance video. Get a tattoo.

Get creative and have fun!

Claim Your Year[s]

Did you compete in, or adjudicate at, the FCMF National Music Festival?

Donate or challenge your fellow competitors or adjudicators  to join you in collectively donating $1,000 to claim the year of your participation.  It is a great way to reach out to colleagues you haven't been in touch with for awhile.

Consider a smaller donation for each year you participated.

Practice-a-Thon or

Challenge your colleagues or studio to a practice or perform-a-thon!

Students will benefit from the additional practice or performance time while raising funds to support the FCMF National Music Festival.

Winners at the 1967 Centenary Festival of Music share the impact on their lives.

In 1967, the Centenary Festival of Music was held as part of Canada’s centennial celebrations. Since 1972, the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals [FCMF] has presented an annual National Music Festival. To celebrate the 50th National Music Festival presented by FCMF, we reached out to winners from the Centenary Festival of Music. John Rapson [1st Place Senior Woodwinds/Brass and the Grand Award Winner], Constance Newland [1st Place Senior Voice], Lorraine Prieur [1st Place Senior Piano], Denis Brott [1st Place Senior Strings], and Thomas Williams [2nd Place Senior Strings] all had vibrant memories of their participation in the Centenary Festival of Music.

This video shares the impact of their participation on their careers and their support for the ongoing festival movement in Canada.

Read more about the Centenary Festival of Music Winners
$50,000 to Commemorate Fifty Festivals Campaign
Yes! I want to see the FCMF National Music Festival continue for the next 50 years, and beyond!