2020 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music

May 4, 2020
OMFA Provincials Update!

The Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN to ALL Ontario residents, aged 6-29, for the OMFA 2020 VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL.

For this year only, entry into a local festival is NOT required. The virtual classes are for solos only, no bands, orchestras, or choirs.
Deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2020. (Video must be ready at time of registration.)
Visit www.omfa.ca for more information.

April 14, 2020
The Georgian Bay Symphony has partnered with the Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music to offer participants a chance to post a video of their festival piece on Facebook!
Everyone worked so hard to get ready for this year’s Festival of Music, here’s your chance to share your piece with the community! https://www.facebook.com/GeorgianBaySymphony/

To have your Festival of Music piece shared on Georgian Bay Symphony’s facebook page, simply use the free Dropbox site, (https://www.dropbox.com/), and “Share” your video with GBS using gbs@bmts.com. The video will need to have the name of the student and instructor, and the piece they are playing. “Hello my name is ________ my instructor’s name is ___________. I will be performing/playing ____________ by __________”
By submitting a video to the Georgian Bay Symphony you are agreeing to allow the Symphony to share the video on social media.

April 12, 2020

In Honour of our 2020 Participants,
please download our 2020 Commemorative Program.

Commemorative Program 2020

March 13, 2020

The 2020 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music is CANCELLED.

All classes of the 2020 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music are now cancelled.

This difficult decision was reached by the Board of Directors after discussions concerning the effects of low registration numbers due to the labour dispute, plus the closure of schools from March 14 to April 5. Also, given the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, we recognize the importance of limiting public exposure at this time. Maintaining sound public health practices can help to ease the burden on our health care system and protect our vulnerable citizens.

We wish to thank the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound, the Meaford Kiwanis Club, Tamming Law, Markale IDA/Flesherton Pharmacy, Bayshore Broadcasting and all our registrants, volunteers, advertisers, venues, contractors, sponsors and donors for their ongoing support. We applaud teachers, adjudicators and organizers for their steadfast efforts to make the Festival a success, year after year.

We welcome donations of any kind to offset expenses incurred in setting up the 2020 Festival.

The GCKFM will be contacting all stakeholders about how to proceed with the process of arranging the remaining business of this year, as well as possible additional projects for the future.

Mark Hendry, Chair
Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music

Download the Festival’s Press Release

PLEASE NOTE: No participant has the right to demand a particular day for their performance. Simply visit our FAQ page, #7 for more information. Our festival posts a Tentative Schedule in October, to help everyone plan for the festival.

2020 OMFA PROVINCIAL NOTE: Due to a lack of entries, the Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) Provincial’s RECORDED competition for BANDS, ORCHESTRAS, and SCHOOL CHOIRS is cancelled for 2020. OMFA’s Provincial festival will still go forward, but with Community Choirs and Solo entries only.

Download our Complete Syllabus: To help you choose your classes, you can now download our complete syllabus. To download only portions of our Syllabus, simply visit our “Download Syllabus” page.

Student Registration Forms: To help your students choose their classes, you can now download a Solo Registration Form. Visit our “How to Register” page for ensemble and group forms, plus instructions on how to register online.
Please note: All registrations must be completed online.


Piano Set Pieces for 2020: Download the Set Piece List for Piano. Special thanks to the Owen Sound branch of Ontario Registered Teachers Association (ORMTA) for creating this list!

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Corporate Partner: Tamming Law

Thank you to Tamming Law, our Corporate Partner 2019-2021!
“Pushing through some of my Kiwanis “jitters" as a child prepared me to tackle many other things that I have been nervous to approach! The experience taught me much about practice, confidence, teamwork, and of course, the place of music in my life. I carry the memories with me.” – Katie Tamming

Mix 106.5

Bayshore Broadcasting and MIX 106.5 are the Festival of Music's Media Sponsor! Listen for our new commercials on MIX 106.5.
A big thank you to the creative team at MIX 106.5!

Co-Sponsored by

We're proud to have the Kiwanis Clubs of Owen Sound and Meaford as our co-sponsors!