The Beat Festival

  

About the Beat Festival
The Beat Festival is the NT Department of Education's annual performing arts showcase. It is a large scale combined schools production led by the NT Music School with the support of the Beat Foundation, showcasing the great work of our schools. An annual and keenly anticipated event since 1979, the 3 shows in September each year typically feature:

  • 300 voice choir
  • 25 piece orchestra
  • dance groups and other physical performers
  • rock bands, soloists and other musical ensembles
  • talented vocalists from ages 12 to 18
  • a great production featuring great lighting, sound and audio visual content

Audiences that fill the Darwin Entertainment Centre glimpse the wealth of talent in public schools, and see the dedication, commitment and creativity of the teachers who nurture that talent.

The Beat Foundation
The Beat Foundation has a long history in the youth arts landscape of the Northern Territory. For more than 35 years a dedicated band of people and organisations have worked together, making the annual Beat awards and Beat performances (now known as the Beat Festival) iconic events in the performing arts calendar, anticipated widely in the community.

The Foundation is a charitable incorporated association, primarily funded by the NT Department of Education the Rotary Club of Darwin, the Darwin City Council and other sponsors. The board comprises members of the Rotary club of Darwin, NT DoE school leaders, the Production team at the NT Music School, parents and community members. The current chair is Mr Bill Grose, Principal of the Northern Territory Music School.

Other Info

Email: nt.musicschool@ntschools.net
Phone: 08 8963 5550 
FAX: 08 8963 5569
ADDRESS: 60 Matthews Road, WULAGI NT 0812 POSTAL: PO BOX 455, KARAMA NT 0813
ABN: 59137702180

Middle & Senior School Bus Routes to NTMS
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