The Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival ended last Tuesday with a final grand concert at the TransCanada Theatre.
Twenty-one contestants were recommended for provincials
“It's about the same as last year. I think last year, we had 22,” said Wendy Durieux, Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival coordinator.
The festival had more than 2,000 contestants from 23 communities around southern central Alberta.
“The festival was really good. We had lots of great performers,” said Dave Casselman, Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival president.
“We really enjoyed ourselves. The kids really enjoyed themselves too.”
This year, the festival had 688 entries, which is 51 less than last year.
“We were down a little bit,” said Casselman.
“It's not something that we really noticed, as far as the numbers go.”
Musical Theatre, 12 years and under: Tomas Lukacs
Musical Theatre Ballad, 16 years and under: Morgan Jenkin
Musical Theatre Up-Tempo, 16 years and under: Emily Vaillant
Musical Theatre Ballad, Senior: Kelsey Verzotti
Musical Theatre Up-Tempo, Senior: Jayla Bainbridge
Violin Solo, Senior: Corlissa Guenette
Woodwinds, 16 years and under: Tesia Runnet
Woodwinds, Senior: Anika Reynar
Choral Speech, Grade 4-6: Olds Elementary School – Mr. Steed
Vocal Solo, Girls 12 years and under: Anna Low
Vocal Solo, Boys 12 years and under: Tomas Lukacs
Vocal Solo, Girls 16 years and under: Cassidy Piesse
Vocal Solo, Boys 16 years and under: Brian Delong
Piano Solo, 12 years and under: Hanako Rodgers
Piano Solo, Plan II, Grade 5/6: Martina Lukacs
Piano Solo, Plan II, Grade 7/8: Carter Cissell
Piano Solo, Plan II, Grade 9/10: Lucy Sawatzky
Piano Solo, 16 years and under: Marjorie-Anne Patterson
Elementary School Choir, Grades 4-6: Ecole Edwards School Sr. Choir
High School Choral: Olds High School Choir
Senior Ensemble: Keynotes
Alternates: Hailey McAvena, Sage Jackson, Paige Johnson, Danielle Fink, Jayla Bainbridge, Rebecca Wieben, Erin Stadnyk, John Lukacs, Cali Wright, Caleb Kalsbeek.
Olds Elementary Grade 4 Choral Speech: Mrs. Krause, Kelsey Verzotti