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57th Annual Kiwanis Music Festival
Wednesday, March 22 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Click on SCHEDULE - see details for Who, What, Where and When

MONDAY, MARCH 27 - DAY 4 OF KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEW CLASSES TO CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150th BIRTHDAY -

ORIGINAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION • Senior • Intermediate • Junior -- First Prize $750, Runner-up $250 in each Class
ORIGINAL SPEECH ARTS COMPOSITION • Senior • Intermediate • Junior -- First Prize $150, Runner-up $75 in each Class
SCHOOL CHOIRS SINGING “O CANADA” • Class 0156 Elementary School • Class 0157 Secondary School -- Winner $250 in each Class
The above special competitions are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London.

London Kiwanis Music Festival Celebrates Canada 150th Birthday - by Toni Swart

The London Arts Council challenged their grant recipients to create special opportunities to celebrate Canada 150. The Kiwanis Festival of London Inc. has established three Special Competitions to Celebrate Canada 150. This is the only music festival in Ontario to mount a special program for the Sesquicentennial.

Schools were invited to sing two verses of O Canada. Six London elementary schools and one high school have taken up the challenge involving over 600 students. Rick Hansen Public School, Byron Somerset Public School, Knollwood Park Public School, Wilfrid Jury Public School and Fairmont Public School will sing at Riverside United Church on Tuesday April 4 starting at Noon. Also performing in that session is Springbank Public School from Woodstock. Mountsfield Public School is including all students in Grades 1-6 (260 students) in singing O Canada so they will be heard at Mountsfield Public School on March 30. The Adjudicator will be Linda Beaupre, award winning choral conductor. The schools are competing for two prizes of $250. Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School will be singing O Canada on Wednesday March 22, 9:25 PM at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School.

Individuals and groups of youth were invited to compose an original speech arts composition on the Federal theme of “Strong-Proud-Free”. The composition could be in any literary style. One individual has entered this class which has a prize of $150. The Adjudicator will be Patricia Quigley, Director of Education and Archives of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (retired) and Education Consultant for the Stratford Festival. This competition will be held at the Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts on Thursday April 6 at 11:50 AM.

Individuals and groups of youth were invited to compose and perform an original music composition on the Federal theme of “Strong - Proud - Free”. The composition could be vocal and/or instrumental using any musical instrument or group of instruments and in any musical style. Seventeen individuals and groups, involving almost 150 students, have entered this competition and will compete for three first prizes of $750 and three consolation prizes of $250. Original compositions entered are for choir, band, piano, woodwinds, recorder, strings and voice. The Original Composition competition will be held at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Tuesday April 4. The public school entrants (Junior) will start performing at 3:30 PM and the secondary school (Intermediate) and university students (Senior) will start performing at 7:00 PM.
Adjudicators for the Original Musical Composition include Jeff Christmas, London composer, arranger and percussionist, Linda Wharton, outstanding music teacher, woodwind specialist and conductor and Kim Lundberg, composer and lecturer in composition at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University.

The public is invited to attend all of these performances. Admission is $3, (12 and under free).

All of the prize money was donated by the Kiwanis Club of Forest City- London.

Thursday March 30
“Celebrate Canada 150”
Mountsfield Public School sings O Canada
2:50 PM at Mountsfield Public School, 8 Mountsfield Drive

Tuesday April 4
“Celebrate Canada 150”
Rick Hansen P.S., Byron Somerset P.S., Knollwood Park P.S., Wilfrid Jury P.S.
and Fairmont P.S. all from London
and Springbank P.S.from Woodstock sing O Canada
12:05 P.M. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Drive

Tuesday April 4
“Celebrate Canada 150”
3:30 PM Junior Original Musical Composition
“Celebrate Canada 150”
7:00 PM Intermediate and Senior Original Musical Composition
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 450 Millbank Drive

Thursday April 6
“Celebrate Canada 150”
Junior Original Speech Arts Composition
11:55 AM at Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts, 795 Trafalgar Street

The public is invited to attend all of these performances. Admission is $3, (under 12 free).
All of the prize money has been donated by the Kiwanis Club of Forest City- London.

For further information // Charlotte Cleland, Festival Administrator // (519) 432-5183 // secretary@kiwanismusicfestivallondon.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL of LONDON
2017 HIGHLIGHTS
www.kiwanismusicfestivallondon.com

Friday, MARCH 24
Secondary School Choir with Band or Orchestra - Marlene & Gerald FaganTrophy
& Chamber Choirs 7:00 p.m.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 450 Millbank Drive

Monday, MARCH 27
Secondary School Jazz Bands 7:00 p.m.
Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School, 125 Sherwood Forest Square

Wednesday, MARCH 29
Pipe Organ Solos 1:30 p.m.
Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street

Wednesday, MARCH 29
Secondary School Senior Orchestras 7:00 p.m.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 450 Millbank Drive

Monday, APRIL 3
Class “A” Secondary School Bands 7:00 p.m.
Saunders Secondary School, 941 Viscount Road

Tuesday, APRIL 4
"Celebrate Canada 150" Choirs "O Canada" 12:05 p.m.
Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Drive

"Celebrate Canada 150" Own Composition
Junior 3:30 p.m.
Intermediate & Senior 7:00 p.m.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, 450 Millbank Drive

Wednesday, APRIL 5
“Challenge Class” Secondary School Bands 7:00 p.m.
Saunders Secondary School, 941 Viscount Road

Thursday, APRIL 6
"Clebrate Canada 150" Original Speech Arts Composition
Junior 11:55 a.m.
L.B.Pearson School for the Arts, 795 Trafalgar Street

Monday, APRIL 10
Kiwanis Music Festival Piano Competition Award 8:00 p.m.
First-St. Andrew’s United Church Sanctuary, 350 Queens Avenue, London

Wednesday, APRIL 12
Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London Rose Bowl Competition 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, Lambton Drive


7th Annual Western Branch/Kiwanis Indoor Competition
Saturday, MAY 6, 8:30 a.m. - all day& free concert 2:30 p.m.
The PPBSO in conjunction with The Kiwanis Music Festival present
an indoor Piping and Drumming Competition.
London Central Secondary School , 509 Waterloo Street, London

Stars of the Festival
Tuesday MAY 23, 7:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall
Admission $10.00, Children 12 & under free (VIP Pass does not apply )
Ticket will be available at Long & McQuade,
725 Fanshawe Park Rd. W. & 20 Meg Drive, London
Centennial Hall box office, 550 Wellington Street, London and at the door.

Adjudicators: Click on People/Adjudicators

Festival at a Glance: Click on Music Events/Calendar

Who, What, Where, When: Click on Schedule

http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/19/the-jack-richardson-music-awards-will-be-extended-to-a-full-week
What:
Selected details about the 2017 Jack Richardson London Music Awards week,
presented by the JRLMA, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization celebrating London's music excellence
When: April 2-9
Where: Venues around London including London Music Hall complex, Aeolian Hall and more.
Details: Visit jrlma.ca for more
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The JEANS’ N' CLASSICS SEASON
May 26, 2017 : Canada Rocks — The Best of Homegrown Rock and Pop in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary,
featuring music from artists such as The Guess Who, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and Rush 
Where: The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St.
Tickets: $65 or $82.50 (plus $4 handling), available at the box office, by calling 519-672-8800, or online at grandtheatre.co
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IF YOU GO - http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/03/western-university-to-debut-360-summer-music-festival-in-august
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/06/more-than-60-local-initiatives-including-the-great-canadian-roadshow-mark-canadas-150th-birthday
What: First edition of Western 360 Summer Music Festival. Chamber music performers include First Nations' drum circle, guest artists, Western University faculty and festival student participants. Workshop, health-and-wellness activities and more also part of fest. Costs to be announced.
When: Aug. 10-13, 2017
Where: Western Don Wright faculty space
Details: For 50 string players (violin, viola, cello); open to Grades 11, 12 students and all years of undergraduate study in its first edition. "Preference given to applicants who are artistically inclined, looking to be global citizens and curious about how to break out from traditions." Faculty includes violinists Scott St. John, Annette-Barbara Vogel, Geoff Nuttall; Thomas Wiebe, cello; Ensemble Made in Canada (Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano); Stephan Sylvestre, piano.
Visit music.uwo.ca/events/360-summer-festival/index.html for information or call 519-495-1660 or e-mail tboyd23@uwo.ca

 

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N O T I C E S

2016 AWARDS & TROPHIES - click on People/Winners
Awards, Gold Prizes and Trophies are based on Adjudicators' recommendations.


Dates for 57TH ANNUAL KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017.
2017 ENTRIES CLOSE - Saturday, December 3. 2016
2017 FESTIVAL DATES – WED. MARCH 22 – WED. APRIL 12, 2017
2017 ROSE BOWL DATE - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12. 2017
2017 STARS OF THE FESTIVAL DATE - TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

2017 Provincials will be held in Hamilton, ON - May 28 to June 3, 2017
Visit www.omfa.info now takes you to www.omfa.ca - Ontario Music Festivals Association
2017 National Finals - will be held in Ottawa, ON from August 11-13, 2017 - Visit www.fcmf.org
( A great time to go to Ottawa, to also celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!) 
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Music gives a soul to the universe,
Wings to the mind,
Flight to the imagination...
And life to everything. ... Plato

The Kiwanis Music Festival of London is proud
to have D & S Pianos
as our piano supplier. Their generosity is very much appreciated.