The Grey County Kiwanis Festival of Music began in 1932 with a mission to advance and develop musical talent and education in Grey & Bruce Counties. The organization holds a yearly music competition and an awards night. The organization also nominates local musicians to attend the Ontario Music Festival Association’s (OMFA) provincial competition.
A competitive music festival is held for two weeks in April. Opportunities are provided for music students and community members to be professionally adjudicated and to perform before an audience. Awards are presented to assist musicians in their musical development.
The Festival is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the community for their funding. Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound and the the Meaford Kiwanis, the festival is open to participants of all ages. In addition to the generous donations that the festival receives each year, the show could not go on without the dedication of the working board members and volunteers. The festival takes the entire year to prepare for and behind the scenes work is always going on.