Secondary School Trophy Winners 2017

Class

TROPHY NAME

DESCRIPTION

RECIPIENT  

CONDUCTOR

8501

Alex Clark Memorial

Choir - Challenge Class

H.B. Beal S.S.

David Weaver

8502

Dawson Woodburn Memorial

Mixed Voice Choir - Class “A”

Catholic Central H.S.

Don Sills

8503

Frank Barrett Memorial

Mixed Voice Choir - Class “B”

London Central S.S.

Amy McNall

8504

Scott's Highland Services

Chamber Choir - up to 30 voices

Catholic Central H.S.

Don Sills

8505

Karen Schuessler Singers
& $100 award

Mixed Voice Choir - S.A.B.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S.

Shawn Chabot

8506

Sandi Mennill

Spirituals / African

Catholic Central H.S.

Don Sills

8508

Earle Terry Singers Alumnae

Female S.S.A.

Medway H.S.

Kathy McNaughton

8510

William Zadorsky

Madrigal Ensemble S.A.T.B.

Catholic Central H.S.

Don Sills

8511

Oriana

Madrigal Ensemble - up to 8 voices

Sir Frederick Banting S.S.

Kristin Darsaut

8514

Marlene & Gerald Fagan

Combined choral & instrumental

Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S.

Shawn Chabot

9300

Martin Boundy Memorial

Band - Challenge Class

London Central S.S.

Nigel Evans

9302

Finlay Carroll Memorial

Band - Class “A”

London Central S.S.

R.J. Wieczor

9303

Kiwanis

Band - Class “B”

Saunders S.S.

Mark Enns

9304

Needham

Band - Class “C”

Lord Dorchester S.S.

James Callowhill

9305

Don McKellar

Band - Challenge - Gade. 9 & 10 only

Sir Frederick Banting S.S.

Jennifer Emke

9306

Scott Clark

Band – Gr. 9 & 10 only

Sir Frederick Banting S.S.

Jennifer Emke

9310

Lewis Family

Band - March Class

London Central S.S.

R.J. Wieczor

9312

Michael Lewis Memorial

Band - Canadian Composer

Saunders S.S.

Mark Enns

9321

Kiwanis Challenge

Stage Band - Class “A”

London Central S.S.

R.J. Wieczor

9322

Phil Murphy Rose Bowl

Stage Band - Class “B”

Saunders S.S.

Eric DeVooght

9323

Gary Kerhoulas Plaque

Stage Band - Gr. 9 & 10 only

Sir Frederick Banting S.S.

Jennifer Emke

9325

London Jazz Society Plaque

Dixieland Jazz Combo

No Entry

 

9326

London Jazz Society Plaque

Contemporary Jazz Combo

No Entry

 

9328

Guy Lombardo Memorial

Guy Lombardo Class

No Entry

 

9517

Stephen Wolsley

Chamber Orchestra

London Central S.S.

Imraan Haq

9601

Armand L. Manness Memorial

Symphony Orchestra - Challenge

No Entry

 

9602

Stan Kopac Memorial

Symphony Orchestra - Class“A”

London Central S.S.

Imraan Haq

9604

Bruce Richardson

Solo - Orchestral Accompaniment

London Central S.S.

Imraan Haq

9605

Henry Boldt

Senior String Orchestra

London Central S.S.

Imraan Haq

9607

Festival Directors

Symphony Orchestra/Gr 9/10

No Entry

 

9608

Kiwanis

String Orchestra
– Class “A” Grade 9 & 10

Catholic Central H.S.

Carolyn Martinelli

NEW for 2017 Festival - Marlene & Gerald Fagan Trophy for Class 8514 - Mixed Voice Choir combined with Band or Orchestra and $500 Award

For over 50 years, Marlene and Gerald Fagan have devoted their lives to the advancement of Choral music in Canada.  Both students and adults have been the recipients of their talent and enthusiasm for this art form.  They have worked with adult and youth choirs from across Canada, were founders of the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, were twice the Conductor and Accompanist of the Ontario Youth Choir and during this time they had a regular concert and rehearsal schedule in London with Fanshawe Chorus London and the Gerald Fagan Singers.

They toured Europe a number of times with the Fagan Singers all the while promoting Canadian Music.  They now are involved with the Bach Music Festival of Canada. Gerald is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of this festival, held in Exeter bi annually and Marlene is the accompanist for Chor Amica – the resident chamber choir of the Festival.

Marlene and Gerald continue to discover and promote Canadian choral music and although they have ‘retired’ twice, sharing this love of choral music shows no sign of slowing down,

They are thrilled to donate this trophy for Choir/Orchestra or Band to the Kiwanis Festival with the hope this will encourage young people to keep singing and playing!

 

ALEX CLARK TROPHY
CLASS 8501
S
econdary School Choir Challenge Class
Alex Clark is recognized locally as one of the founders of Music Education in the London area, and as a pre-eminent organist and choral musician. He began teaching in Goderich , Ontario where he was also the organist at North Street United Church . He moved to London in 1951 to accept positions at Medway High School and at Trinity Lutheran Church. After a 17 year career at Medway, he moved to the Elgin County Board of Education as Music Consultant. He was Organist and Choirmaster at Metropolitan United Church for 32 years from 1959 to 1991.

DAWSON WOODBURN MEMORIAL TROPHY
C
lass 8502
Secondary School Mixed Voice Choir Class A
Dawson Woodburn began his teaching career at Riverdale Collegiate, then moved to Lawrence Park Collegiate, both in Toronto . He developed Choirs, Bands and Orchestras that were recognized throughout Ontario for their musicianship, and were featured yearly in broadcast concerts by the C.B.C. He moved to London to accept a position with the University of Western Ontario , where he taught an entire generation of music specialists through the fledgling Faculty of Music and Althouse College of Education. Following his retirement, he remained active as a clinician, adjudicator, master teacher and classical music radio show host, always ready to assist and educate those who were prepared to strive towards excellence.

FRANK BARRETT MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 8503
Secondary School Mixed Voice Choir Class B
Mr. Barrett spent forty years as a performer and music educator in the London area. He performed with the London Symphony for many years, area concert bands and dance bands as well as four seasons with the Stratford Festival orchestra. Mr. Barrett was a music instructor and department head at Lucas and Westminster Secondary School for many years. He was a regular participant in the Kiwanis Music Festivals in Toronto and London . Mr. Barrett was Chairperson of the new Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc. from 1995 to 2000. The 40 th Anniversary Concert celebrating forty years of Kiwanis and Music was dedicated to him November 28, 2000 at Centennial Hall.

SCOTT'S HIGHLAND SERVICES TROPHY
CLASS 8504
Secondary School Chamber Choir
Scott's Highland Services have dealt with the Music Industry for many years by supplying Scottish and Irish musical instruments and music to those interested in this ethnic area. Both Bev and Jim Scott have a real fondness for the Kiwanis Music Festival having been part of it as competitors while in school, and having seen their children take part in the festival as well over the years. This is just a small thank you for the many positive experiences they have received from the work of Kiwanis with youth.

KAREN SCHUESSLER SINGERS TROPHY
CLASS 8505
S.A.B. - Mixed Voice Secondary School Choir
The Karen Schuessler Singers is one of London’s premier concert choirs. Founded in 1993 by director Karen Schuessler to explore the wealth of choral music, the choir has become well known for quality performances and widely varied, accessible and innovative programming. The vision of Karen Schuessler Singers is to create concerts that are not only entertaining and thought provoking, but that also lift spirits, lighten hearts and deepen souls. KSS is proud to support the annual Kiwanis Music Festival of London. Sing Joy!

SANDI MENNILL TROPHY
CLASS 8506
Secondary School Spirituals/African
Sandi Mennill graduated from the faculties of music and education at Western. She spent most of her thirty-five year teaching career at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School in London where she enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in education. This trophy, awarded in the secondary schools spiritual class, celebrates her retirement in June of 2002. The trophy was designed and finished by Sandi and was cut and assembled by Roy Phillips and Kris Baker of Phillmore Enterprises. In keeping with the multi-cultural concept of the trophy, the woods used in building it come from four different countries. The trophy was first presented in Festival 2002.

EARLE TERRY SINGERS ALUMNAE TROPHY/PLAQUE
CLASS 8508
S.S.A. - Female Choir
One of Canada 's foremost choral conductors of the 20th century, Earle Terry was born in Toronto in 1912. He became music director for the London , Ontario , Board of Education in 1947. Shortly after arriving in this city, Mr. Terry formed the Earle Terry Singers (1948), a female choir which broadcast regularly on CBC Radio, and in 1953 represented Canada at the first ISME (International Society of Music Educators) in Brussels . Terry was the founder and conductor of the Conservatory choir, forerunner of today's London Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus. He was truly an outstanding gentleman and musician.

WILLIAM ZADORSKY TROPHY
CLASS 8510
Madrigal Ensemble in two different languages
William Zadorsky taught choral music at Catholic Central High School . He was with the London District Catholic School Board for the past 30 years. He taught vocal and string music in the elementary panel (1975-81), worked as Music Co-ordinator in service to teachers (1981-87), and taught choral and string music at St. Mary Choir and Orchestra School (1987-98). In addition, Mr. Zadorsky played violin with Orchestra London from 1975-81. Currently, Mr. Zadorsky conducts the St. Pius X Traditional Church Choir and teaches private violin lessons at the Victoria Academy of Music. The trophy was first presented in Festival 2005.

ORIANA TROPHY
CLASS 8511
Secondary School Madrigal Ensemble
Garnet MacDonald Brown was a music lover and amateur musician. Mac sang in various choirs, and played alto horn. He became interested in the recorder, and was one of the founding members of the London Recorder Society, in May 1963. Many of the players were also members of choirs, and they added singing to their programs. In keeping with the repertoire of early and Renaissance music, madrigals were popular, and Mac became aware of the intricacies of some of those songs, in small groups. To encourage small madrigal groups, he decided to donate to the Kiwanis Music Festival of London Inc., a trophy for the best ensemble of no more than eight. Madrigals flourished in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Oriana was a figure in medieval history. Rather than naming the queen directly, poets would refer to her as "Oriana," Her Majesty probably would be pleased to know that the madrigal trophy now bears that name. The trophy was presented for the first time at the 1990 Festival.

MARLENE & GERALD FAGAN TROPHY
CLASS 8514
Mixed Voice Choir combined with Band or Orchestra and $500 Award

For over 50 years, Marlene and Gerald Fagan have devoted their lives to the advancement of Choral music in Canada.  Both students and adults have been the recipients of their talent and enthusiasm for this art form.  They have worked with adult and youth choirs from across Canada, were founders of the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, were twice the Conductor and Accompanist of the Ontario Youth Choir and during this time they had a regular concert and rehearsal schedule in London with Fanshawe Chorus London and the Gerald Fagan Singers.

They toured Europe a number of times with the Fagan Singers all the while promoting Canadian Music.  They now are involved with the Bach Music Festival of Canada. Gerald is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of this festival, held in Exeter bi annually and Marlene is the accompanist for Chor Amica – the resident chamber choir of the Festival.

Marlene and Gerald continue to discover and promote Canadian choral music and although they have ‘retired’ twice, sharing this love of choral music shows no sign of slowing down,

They are thrilled to donate this trophy for Choir/Orchestra or Band to the Kiwanis Festival with the hope this will encourage young people to keep singing and playing!

MARTIN BOUNDY MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9300
Secondary School Band Challenge Class
Martin Boundy, prior to retiring in 1978 as Music Coordinator of Fanshawe College, enjoyed an outstanding career as player and conductor both in Canada and internationally. At the age of 31, Mr. Boundy was appointed Music Director of the RCAF (1942). Upon returning to Canada he was made Supervisor of Music in London , and during those years conducted the London Tech Concert Band, and the Police Boy's Band - guiding them both to world-class standard. Truly an all-round musician, Mr. Boundy was organist for many years at Calvary United Church , as well as conductor (1949-1969) of the London Civic Orchestra.

FINLAY CARROLL MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9302
Secondary School Band Class A
"Fin" Carroll served for many years as a police officer rising to the position of Chief of the City of London Police Force . He was a great supporter in the early days of the Police Boys Band, directed by Martin Boundy. Finlay Carroll maintained an interest in Band Music all of his life. He was President of the Kiwanis Club of London in 1966.

KIWANIS TROPHY
CLASS 9303
Secondary School Band Class B

NEEDHAM TROPHY
CLASS 9304
Secondary School Band Class C

DON McKELLAR TROPHY
CLASS 9305
Secondary School Challenge Class Grades 9 & 10 only
Professor Donald McKellar came to London from Ottawa to initiate London's first secondary school music program at Wheable Collegiate. His work set the standard for London schools. Professor McKellar went on to help establish the music faculty at the University of Western Ontario , contributing substantially to it becoming one of Canada 's most respected music faculties. Professor McKellar's contribution can best be illustrated by the fact that most music teachers represented in this festival, at some time benefited from his teachings. He stepped in to help organize the special 40th anniversary concert November 28, 2000 at Centennial Hall.

SCOTT CLARK TROPHY
CLASS 9306
Secondary School Band Grades - 9 & 10 only

Scott Clark is known as one of London's pre-eminent music educators and band conductors. Scott is a graduate from the Faculty of Music at Western and he holds a Masters degree in French Horn performance from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. His devotion to music education and especially to his students at Montcalm and London Central Secondary School has been an inspiration to his students and his colleagues. He was a long time participant in the Kiwanis Music Festival of London. He has been on the new Festival Board since its organization in 1995. Scott first acted as Music Selection Chair and later as the festival's Artistic Director until 2006. (first presented in Festival 2007, donated by London Central Secondary School)

LEWIS FAMILY
CLASS 9310
Secondary School Band March Class
This trophy is presented to the winner of the March Class "A" for Secondary School Bands. It was donated by the family of Michael Lewis to recognize the significant contribution of Music to his development of discipline and commitment, while a student at Montcalm Secondary School . It also serves as a reminder of the importance of Music and the Arts to the development of all students in this modern world.

MICHAEL LEWIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9312
Secondary School Band Canadian Composer
This trophy is presented to the winner of the Canadian Composers Class for Secondary School Band. It was donated by the Family of Michael Lewis, a music student at Montcalm Secondary School , to recognize the importance of supporting the modern generation of Canadian Composers, local artists and performers, and to develop an awareness of Canadian music and culture in the students of the future.

KIWANIS CHALLENGE TROPHY
CLASS 9321
Secondary School Stage Band Class A

PHIL MURPHY ROSE BOWL
CLASS 9322
Secondary School Stage Band Class B
Phil Murphy is a well known music educator, conductor and performer in the London area. Mr. Murphy's professional performing experience includes the RCR Band, the London Symphony, area concert bands and dance bands. He is a skilled clarinet soloist. Mr. Murphy had a long career as a music department head with the London Board of Education and Catholic Central High School He was a regular participant in the Kiwanis Music Festival of London. Currently, he is conductor of Encore…the Concert Band. He was on the Mayor's New Years Honour Roll for contribution to the arts and recently inducted into the Music Hall of Fame for London.

GARY KERHOULAS PLAQUE
CLASS 9323
Stage Band - Grade 9 & 10
"
…it’s amazing that a piece of metal, that Selmer saxopohone, can transform my life so much,
in the twilight of my life….I intend to play as long as I can, as long as I can blow…
...... Gary Kerhoulas 1933-2012

LONDON JAZZ SOCIETY PLAQUE
CLASS 9326
Secondary School Contemporary Jazz Combo
The London Jazz Society was founded in early 1983 by a small group of jazz aficionados organized by the late Ms. Doris Jackson, dedicated to preserving and promoting the cause of jazz in its myriad forms. In her memory, the London Jazz Society established THE DORIS JACKSON MEMORIAL MUSIC AWARD FUND with the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario . Interest from the principal provides awards to students who are part of the UWO Jazz Ensemble. The London Jazz Society is very proud to be a part of the annual Kiwanis Music Festival of London and hope that music students and all young people realize what a rich heritage good music is.

GUY LOMBARDO MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9328
Secondary School Big Band Style

Guy Lombardo was born in London in 1902, one of seven children of a musically minded family. He gave his first concert at age 12. Later, he and his brothers began playing gigs while still in school. Guy Lombardo became a popular band leader who added the phrase "the sweetest music this side of heaven" to the vernacular. He was known for his traditional New Year's Eve program which ran from 1919 through 1976. Many people remember Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians performing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year 's Eve. In addition to his music, Lombardo was an avid speed-boat racer.

STEPHEN WOLSLEY TROPHY
CLASS 9517
Secondary School Senior Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Wolsley taught strings for 2 years at Catholic Central, for 23 years at Laurier and for 6 years at Central Secondary School in London. During that time he arranged over 50 pieces for string orchestra. Many of those pieces were written for the Chamber Orchestra that he had the pleasure to work with at the time. Mr. Wolsley entered his Chamber Orchestra in the Kiwanis Festival every year and strove to perform the most challenging music at the highest possible level.(New for Festival 2012, donated by the Golden Ghost Music Parents' Association and past students of London Central Secondary School.

ARMAND L. MANNESS MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9601
Secondary School Orchestra Challenge Class
This trophy was donated by the late Armand Manness who was President of the Kiwanis Club of London in 1977. In his professional career he was a Senior Actuary with the Northern Life Insurance Company and a long time member of Metropolitan United Church . The trophy was first presented in 1979.

STAN KOPAC MEMORIAL TROPHY
CLASS 9602
Secondary School Orchestra - Class “A”
Stan Kopac (1947-2002) was a graduate of the State University of Music in Wroclaw , Poland . An accident cut short his ambitions to be a concert violinist - but his degrees and his excellence in composing and conducting kept him active in the world of music that he so deeply loved. Stan Kopac studied with other conducting masters and won many awards. He conducted symphony orchestras in Poland , Germany , England , and Canada . However, it was in his conducting at the National Music Camp and with the London Youth Symphony that his spirit will be most effectively remembered. A father as well as a musician, he empathized with the struggles of growing up. He taught, encouraged, challenged, and inspired young people to see that music could be the most potent harmonizing effect in their lives. The Stan Kopac Trophy is donated by The London Youth Symphony and was presented for the first time in 2004.

BRUCE RICHARDSON TROPHY
CLASS 9604
Secondary School Solo with Orchestral Accompaniment
Mr. Bruce Richardson received degrees in Music from McGill and UWO. He taught Music at London Central Secondary School for almost 30 years until his retirement in 1998. He has been a constant supporter and participant with his orchestras in the London Kiwanis Music Festival and presently serves on the Festival Board of Directors. Currently he is an active cellist with various orchestras and chamber music groups around Southwestern Ontario and conducts the FSA String Orchestra affiliated with First-St. Andrew's United Church.  Also he is an occasional conductor and coach with the Forest City School for Talent Education.  This trophy was donated to the Festival by his last Grade 13 Music Class in 1998 at London Central Secondary School.

HENRY BOLDT TROPHY
CLASS 9605
Secondary School String Orchestra

Henry Boldt was a music educator for 30 years at Laurier Secondary School. Mr. Boldt conducted many fine orchestras and string ensembles at Laurier. He assisted with the founding of the London Youth Symphony for many years. He still performs with the London Community Orchestra, instructs in the Forest City Talent Education Program, and conducts a male chorus at his church. He helped develop the annual Stars of the Festival Concerts and coordinated the concerts for the first several years. The trophy was first presented in 1997.

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS TROPHY
CLASS 9607
Secondary School Symphony Orchestra Grade 9 & 10
(donated by the Kiwanis Music Festival of London board directors)

KIWANIS TROPHY
CLASS 9608
Secondary School String Orchestra Grade 9 & 10

NEW for 2017 Festival
- Marlene & Gerald Fagan Trophy for Class 8514 - Mixed Voice Choir combined with Band or Orchestra
and a $500 Award.