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British School of Bahrain to Host the Globally Recognised: International COBIS Music Festival, 9-11 February 2024

As one of the most prestigious events on the global school calendar, the COBIS Music Festival is a platform where students, educators, and music enthusiasts, converge, in celebration of music.


Manama, 25 June 2023 - The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) announced the highly anticipated COBIS Music Festival 2024. The globally recognised event, which showcases the musical talents from over 270 COBIS member schools in more than 80 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, will take place in Bahrain, for the very first time, as Bahrain’s leading British-curriculum school, the British School of Bahrain (BSB), was selected to host the prestigious event. The festival is set to take place from 9th to 11th February 2024.



This festival is a testament to COBIS’s dedication to fostering creativity, collaboration, and cultural exchange through musical education. Through a series of workshops, rehearsals, and performances, participants will have the chance to hone their musical skills, expand their horizons, and forge lasting connections with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds.

The British School of Bahrain, widely recognised for its commitment to academic excellence and world-leading, holistic education, is honoured to have been chosen as the venue for this global event. Executive Headmaster, John Maguire expressed his delight, stating, “We are immensely proud to be at the forefront of globally recognised events which foster young talent. The COBIS Music Festival will not only showcase the incredible talent and passion of young musicians, but it will provide a platform for cultural understanding and global exchange, which underscore our ethos as an Inspired School. This especially rings true after being awarded ‘Winner of the COBIS Young Musician of the Year, at the 2023 COBIS Music Festival. We are committed to providing a vibrant and enriching hub for all participants and very much look forward to welcoming all participants, in the beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain.”

The British School of Bahrain, which offers Outstanding education, is part of the Inspired Education Group, the world leading global group of premium schools that educates 70,000 students in over 100 of the very best schools in the world, across 6 continents. Inspired’s Three Pillars approach to educational philosophy, equally focused on academic excellence, performing and creative arts and sports, is proven to provide a holistic, world-class education. Over 90% of Inspired graduates go on to their first-choice university, with alumni attending leading universities worldwide, including Harvard, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and University College London.

Join COBIS and the British School of Bahrain in celebrating the power of music, creativity, and international collaboration at the 2024 COBIS Music Festival. Further details, including the festival program and booking forms, will be released soon on the COBIS website Limited spaces will be available for COBIS member schools, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.