Festival: April 1-12, 2019

A yearly festival where individuals and groups work with professional adjudicators to compete for financial awards, scholarships, and recommendations to the provincial OMFA festival.

Important Notice: Registration and payments for our 2018 Festival will be online only. NOTE: A PayPal account is NOT required to pay online!


2019 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music

Mark your calendars! The dates for our 2019 festival are as follows...

Festival Dates: April 1-12, 2019
Festival of Stars Awards Concert: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Admission: $2.00 admission to all venues /$5.00 admission to Festival of Stars,
or free with programme. (Children under 12 & participants free)

New Website Coming Soon!

Thanks to our past-Chair, John McLachlan, we've obtained a generous donation from the Community Foundation Grey Bruce that will allow us to create a new website.

Thanks also to Doc Pc Web Creations for taking on this project!


Past-Chair, John McLachlan receiving a donation from Dave Waddington, Community Foundation Board Member.

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2018 Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music

Congratulations to everyone on another successful festival! We were extremely impressed by the level of talent in this area!!

For a complete list of the 2018 Festival of Music winners and provincial nominees, please visit our Awards page.


Festival Dates: April 2-12, 2018
Festival of Stars Awards Concert: Monday, April 23, 2018

For a festival overview, visit our Festival at a Glance page.

Snow Day: Wednesday, April 4
All our venues are open!

The following band classes have been rescheduled:

Thursday, April 5 at East Ridge Community School
2:00 – 2:30 pm WDCS Concert Band, Class 7701
2:30 – 3:00 pm Beaver Valley Concert Band, Class 7701

Friday, April 6 at East Ridge Community School
1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Grade 6 GC Huston, Class 7601
1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. GC Huston Band, Class 7701
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Blair Elliott & Carys Meneely Duet on Trumpet, Class 7203

Admission: $2.00 admission to all venues, $5.00 admission to Concert of Stars,
or free with programme. (Children under 12 & participants free)

Programmes now available at the Georgian Bay Symphony office,
994 3rd Avenue East, O.S. Open Tues-Fri noon-5p.m.
Programmes will also be available at all venues.

If a student is NOT present at the start of their class, they will have to negotiate with the Site Manager for admittance.

Hosting a Registration Day

If your school, business, or organization would like to host a Registration Day, our Festival Coordinator and Volunteers can come to your establishment to answer questions
and assist with registration. All we would need is a few tables, chairs, and wi-fi.
Simply email us to set up a time and date.

New for 2018

*Tentative Schedule: In an effort to help everyone plan for our 2018 festival, we have put together a tentative schedule. *Please note that the dates listed are subject to change. Our final schedule will be available in early March.

Syllabus: Both our Guitar Syllabus and our Speech & Drama Syllabus have been improved! Special thanks to everyone in the community who helped with this important task!

Piano: Our piano classes now include test pieces from the CNCM syllabus (Canadian National Conservatory of Music).

Website: Our website has been improved with a new page for downloading our syllabus, plus new instruction pages for registering, and for finding your class schedule.

Provincials: The Provincials will be held June 11-19, 2018 in Hamilton. Please visit OMFA's website for more information.

Set Pieces for 2018

Piano: Special thanks to Owen Sound ORMTA for selecting the set pieces for our 2018 festival! Piano Set Pieces 2018

YouTube Videos: Special thanks to Jen Smith Lanthier for creating these outstanding videos of the 2018 Piano Set Pieces! View them here.

Concert Band: Our festival no longer provides set pieces for Concert Band. We have provided our old list, to help with your selection. As our list is outdated, you may choose an alternate graded piece. Perform TWO contrasting selections at the same level. Suggested Graded Concert Band Selections

Speech & Drama: Special thanks to Sandcastle Theatre for suggesting titles for many of our Speech & Drama classes. Suggested Speech & Drama selections are available on our Download Syllabus page.

Enjoy the Festival!

Festival Coordinator: Karen Kyle
Email us!

Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music
P.O. Box 456, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 5P7
Registration Number: 11894 8025 RR0001

The Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music is a proud member of
OMFA (Ontario Music Festivals Association), and
FCMF (Federation of Canadian Music Festivals)


Owen Sound Kiwanis and the Meaford Kiwanis

92.3 The Dock