The second term of every academic calendar year gives learners in primary, secondary and institutions of higher learning a golden opportunity to showcase their talents and the African culture through Music festivals.
Students compete and interact with their colleagues from different learning institutions at the zonal, county, regional and National levels. The three month event consists of musical activities such as oral verses (solo and choral), public speaking, singing games, folk songs and set pieces.
Alex Abwabu, the Head teacher of Baptist Preparatory School in Nairobi concurs with the Ministry of Education by encouraging students to
participate in the event.
“We give our students a chance to participate in the music festivals because it is part of the new curriculum. Students also utilize their talents through song, dance and recitation of choral and solo verses,” says Teacher Alex
Buckner Kenya schools (Baptist Preparatory School in Nairobi, Hope Buckner Community School in Bungoma, Seed of Hope Academy in Kitale, Reynolds Community School in Cherangany and Mudoma ECDE in Busia) have participated in the competition for more than a decade.
“The event also promotes interaction and exchange of forums.This has over the years created an impact in the lives of the students, they can now express themselves fluently and with confidence," says Teacher Alex.
Kenya Schools Music Festival has been in existence for 92 years with the 93rd National Music festivals set for 5th of August at Kabarak University in Nakuru county.