Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association
The Association is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which H.M. the Queen is patron. In its early days, it was administered largely by senior staff of the Music Section of the Hong Kong Education Department; more recently its administration has been the concern of an Executive Committee comprising elected members drawn from representatives of the 1,000 schools and colleges who are currently Members of the Association, together with a number of leading local music and speech teachers and others interested in these subjects (as Associate members); although close liaison is still maintained with Music Section staff.
ABRSM sponsors the music festival each year by way of advertising. This is the largest music festival in Hong Kong, taking place over several weeks with thousands of participants. 2019 was the 71st Music Festival.