DES Invites the Public to NCFA Adjudications

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The following is a press release from the Department of Education Services:

Cayman Islands, 3 March 2021. The Department of Education Services (DES) invites the public to attend the remaining adjudications for the 2020/2021 staging of the National Children’s Festival of the Arts (NCFA).

The adjudications, which commenced with vocal performances on Monday (1 March), will conclude at the Harquail Theatre this Friday (5 March).

Throughout the week, adjudicators will assess entries from 27 public and private schools and homeschoolers in categories including instrumentals (solo, bands and ensembles), speech, drama and dance.

DES Acting Director Mrs. Tammy Hopkins commented on the performances on day one of the adjudications.

“On Monday, I was privileged to witness several impressive vocal performances from school choirs and young soloists. The Cayman Islands are filled with talented children and young people, and I am pleased that throughout the years, we (DES) have been able to provide them with this avenue to unearth their talents in the performing arts.”

Mrs. Hopkins also urged members of the public to show their support for these talented young people by attending the remaining adjudications or final concerts per the below schedule:

Vocal – Solos & Choirs1 March9AM-2PMCayman Islands Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Red Bay Church of God
Instrumental Solos – KS1, KS2 & KS32 March9AM-1PMCayman Islands Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Red Bay Church of God
Speech: Solos & Speech Choirs3 March9AM-12PMHarquail Theatre
Instrumental Ensembles & Bands-all students4 March9AM-1PMCayman International School
Dance5 March9AM-11:30AMHarquail Theatre
Drama5 March12PM-2PMHarquail Theatre
Final Concerts
Cayman Brac & Little Cayman
6 March6PM-8PMThe Aston Rutty Centre
Grand Cayman29 April-1 MayTo be decided

For more NCFA news and updates, contact DES Senior Customer Service Officer Nicki Samuels by telephone at 945-1199 or by email at or SSIO/Customer Service Manager Mrs. Gloria Bell by telephone at 926-9727, or 945-1199 or by email at

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