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We are pleased to now offer ONLINE REGISTRATION for participants.


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(From left to right - David Lane, on behalf of the City of St. John’s who is the donor of the Senior Instrumental Rose Bowl, Reese Smith, winner of the City of St. John’s Senior Instrumental Rose Bowl, Oliver Dingwell, winner of the M. L. Herder Senior Vocal Rose Bowl, and Meghan Herder, donor.)

(From left to right - Ronalda Hutton MacDonald, on behalf of Donor, of N. C. Hutton Junior Vocal Rose Bowl, Anna Barry, winner of Junior Vocal Rose Bowl, Nina Weber, winner of CBC Junior Instrumental Rose Bowl, and Debbie Cooper, on behalf of donor, CBC.)

Instrumental Group Rose Bowl Winners:
St Bonaventure's College Wind Ensemble

Choral Group Rose Bowl Winners:
St Bonaventure's College Senior Chamber Choir

2015 Program Now Online. Click Here to view.

The Kiwanis Music Festival has been a firm establishment within the greater St. John's area for over 50 years. For many it is the definitive venue for aspiring musicians (young and seasoned) to showcase their talents on a public stage.

This website has been launched as a showcase of that talent - past and present. We hope that you will find something useful and informative through these pages.

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A Message from Margaret Wakeham.
President of the Kiwanis Music Festival Association of St. John's

Welcome to the St.John’s Kiwanis Music Festival for 2015, from February 22 to March 5th . The year 2015 also marks the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International whose motto is "serving the children of the world". The members of the Kelligrews Kiwanis Club and the St. John’s Kiwanis Clubs are proud to sponsor and organize our 64th music festival as part of our service to the communities of the northeast Avalon. We treasure the performances of all participants in a range of classes, (both competitive and non-competitive) in voice, piano, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion, small ensembles, choirs and bands. We are pleased to offer through the support of patrons, advertisers, families and friends over $20,000 in scholarships and prizes to be shared among qualifying competitors. We thank our many supporters and volunteers for your service in maintaining the quality, excitement and success of our festival. We look forward to listening to the guiding wisdom of our esteemed adjudicators and we invite you all to enjoy the many wonderful musical moments of the 64th St. John’s Music Festival.



Kiwanis Music Festival Association of St. John’s

festival news
updated: 23/02/15

2016 Syllabus now online

PLEASE READ: AMMENDMENT to the PIANO section of the 2016 Syllabus - Updated Oct. 7, 2015

festival results

* Festival results are listed by date, as published in The Telegram.(PDF Format)