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2023 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
- Posted 2023-05-29 10:02:16

The following Awards & Scholarships were presented at the Festival Showcase Saturday, May 27, 2023

 VOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Don Horne Memorial Scholarship  presented by Port Colborne Operatic Society Scholarship for Highest Mark in Senior Vocal Classes

Kasia Grabowski

Vera Wolfenden Memorial Scholarship presented by Port Colborne Music Club for Highest Mark in Grade 7 or 8 Classes

Drea Maddalena

Reg Steeves Memorial Award for Highest Mark in Non-Graded Vocal Classes

Drea Maddalena

Reg Steeves Memorial Award for Highest Mark in Open Vocal Classes as chosen by the adjudicator

Rachel Gracey 

Scholarship for Vocal Duets donated by Mr. John Tuck for Highest Mark in Vocal Duet Classes

Rachel Gracey & Leslie Kennedy

Scholarship for Vocal Trios donated by Shades of Harmony for Highest Mark in Vocal Trio Classes

Rachel Gracey, Ashley Kennedy & Leslie Kennedy

Scholarship for Vocal Classes donated by Betty Mahaffey for Most Outstanding Performer(s) in Vocal Classes

Kasia Grabowski & Drea Maddalena

PIANO SCHOLARSHIPS 

ORMTA Scholarships for Highest Mark in Junior Piano Classes

Misio Grabowski

Turner Clarke Memorial Scholarship donated by Brett & Rachel Gracey for Highest Mark in Piano Classes for Students with 1 or 2 yrs. or Less of Lessons

Misio Grabowski

Florence T. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship for Piano Students in Classes P1, P2, P3 & P4

Elisa Zhang

Muriel Wallis Memorial Scholarship for Highest Mark in Quick Study Classes

Lukas Anger

Ruth & Walter J. Smith Memorial Award for Highest Mark in Intermediate Piano Classes

Anthony Reid

Christopher Bennett Memorial Scholarship for Most Promising Performer in Popular Music Classes

Lukas Anger

Julie Salanki Memorial Award donated by David Salanki for Highest Mark in Jazz Classes

Micah William

Gwen Mewburn Memorial Scholarship donated by Port Colborne Music Club for Highest Mark in Sonata Classes

Lukas Anger

Canadian Composer Scholarship for Highest Mark in Canadian Composer Classes

Teo Ordinario

Armstrong Funeral Home Scholarship for Most Promising Performer in Concerto Classes

Callahan Armstrong

Concerto Scholarship donated by Armstrong Funeral Home for Highest Mark in Concerto Classes

Phoenix Leach

Lois Noxel Memorial Scholarship for Highest Mark in Study Classes

Lukas Anger

Port Colborne Lions Club Scholarship for Highest Mark in Senior Piano Classes

Russell Bronn

Beverly Jamieson Junior Concert Trophy & Scholarship for Highest Mark in Junior – Gr. 5 & 6 – Concert Classes

Cecilia Forte

Beverly Jamieson Intermediate Concert Trophy & Scholarship for Highest Mark in Intermediate – Gr. 7 & 8 – Concert Classes

Gabriel Forte

Elizabeth Wilson Black Memorial Scholarship presented by ORMTA and Port Colborne Music Club for Highest Mark in Advanced Piano Classes – Gr. 10 and Over

Patrick Li

McAvoy, Belan & Campbell Insurance Ltd. Scholarship for Highest Mark in Pre-Professional Classes

Richard Liu

Pat & Dora Macdonald Memorial Scholarship for Highest Mark in Piano Duet Classes

Lukas Anger & Micah William

Douglas Burr Memorial Scholarship for Most Outstanding Performer in Piano Classes

Patrick Li

ADDITIONAL AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

INDIVIDUAL VERSE SPEAKING SCHOLARSHIP

Dot Fort/Gwen Goss Memorial Scholarship presented by Port Colborne Operatic Society for Highest Mark in Individual Verse Speaking Classes

Avery Curtis

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS donated by Andrea Dickson-Foebel for Highest Mark in Individual Instrumental Classes

Maddox Crocker

AWARDS OF MERIT awarded by The Port Colborne Festival of the Arts

Junior Piano Awards - Callahan Armstrong, Emilio Mollo, Salvatore Mollo

2023 DAILY RESULTS - THURSDAY, MAY 11th
- Posted 2023-05-12 15:21:48

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – THURSDAY, MMAY 11th

PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL

MORNING SESSION

Sponsored by Smith Optical

Piano Solo – 15 yrs. & under

Any Grade 6 List A selection

Lukas Anger - GOLD

Piano Solo – 7 yrs. & under

Own Choice

1. Elisa Zhang – GOLD EXCELLENCE

2. Salvatore Mollo - SILVER

Piano Solo – 8 yrs. & under

Own Choice

1. Callahan Armstrong - GOLD

2. Grace Holdsworth –  SILVER

Piano Solo – Grade 6 Popular Music

Own Choice

Lukas Anger - GOLD

Piano Solo – Grade 5 Concert Class

Any 2 contrasting selections

Cecilia Forte - GOLD

Piano Solo – Grade 5 Concert Class

Any 2 contrasting selections

Micah William – GOLD

Piano Solo – Quick Study – Grade 6

A selection chosen by the Adjudicator

Lukas Anger - GOLD

Piano Duet – 16 yrs. & under

“All I Ask of You”

Lukas Anger & Micah William – GOLD EXCELLENCE

EVENING SESSION

Sponsored by Nisha Antony Pharmacy Inc.

Piano Solo – Grade 9 Canadian Composer

Own Choice

Teo Ordinario – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 8 List D

Own Choice

Russell Bronn - GOLD

Piano Solo – ARCT & over List C

Own Choice

Richard Liu – GOLD EXCELLENCE

2023 DAILY RESULTS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th
- Posted 2023-05-11 08:20:05

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th

PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL

MORNING SESSION

Sponsored by Scott Brown Financial Planner

Piano Solo – 9 yrs. & under

Own Choice

Oliver Siek-Walczak - GOLD

Piano Solo – 10 – 12 yrs.

1 yr. or less of lessons

Own Choice

Henry Fleming - GOLD

Piano Solo – 16 – 18 yrs.

1 yr. or less of lessons

Own Choice

Tianna Vallee - GOLD

Piano Solo – 9 yrs. & under

2 yr. or less of lessons

Own Choice

Misio Grabowski – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – 14 yrs. & under

Any Grade 5 List C selection

Anthony Reid – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – 15 yrs. & under

Any Grade 6 Sonata

Lukas Anger - GOLD

Piano Solo – 11 yrs. & under

Any Grade 2 List B selection

Emilio Mollo - GOLD

Preliminary Concerto – Grade 1 or 2 Level

Own Choice

Callahan Armstrong – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Senior Concerto – Grade 7 or 8 Level

Own Choice

Phoenix Leach – GOLD EXCELLENCE

EVENING SESSION

Sponsored by Shoalts Developments

Piano Solo – Grade 8 List C

Own Choice

Russell Bronn - GOLD

Piano Solo – Grade 8 Concert Class

Any 3 contrasting selections

Gabriel Forte – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 8 List A

Own Choice

1. Phoenix Leach – GOLD

2. Karolina Nyforovska - SILVER

Piano Solo – Grade 10 List D

Own Choice

1. Patrick Li - GOLD

2. Norah Huff - SILVER

Piano Solo – ARCT & over List B

Own Choice

Arielle Longo - GOLD

2023 DAILY RESULTS - TUESDAY, MAY 9th
- Posted 2023-05-10 08:29:37

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – TUESDAY, MAY 9th

PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL

MORNING SESSION

Sponsored by Port Colborne Optimist Club

Piano Solo – 9 yrs. & under

Any selection from the “Preparatory B” List

1. Misio Grabowski – GOLD EXCELLENCE

2. Aloia Mollo & Callahan Armstrong - SILVER

3. Oliver Siek-Walczak - BRONZE

Piano Solo – 14 yrs. & under

Any Grade 5 List A selection

Cecilia Forte - GOLD

Piano Solo – 15 yrs. & under

Any Grade 6 List C selection

Lukas Anger – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 1 Jazz

Own Choice

Callahan Armstrong – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 6 Jazz

Own Choice

Micah William – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 6 Study

Own Choice

1. Lukas Anger - GOLD

2. Steven Zhang - SILVER

Piano Solo – 16 yrs. & under

Any Grade 7 List C selection

Phoenix Leach - GOLD

EVENING SESSION

Sponsored by The Buri Family

Piano Solo – Grade 10 Study

Own Choice

1. Kevin Zhang - GOLD

2. Richard Liu - SILVER

Piano Solo – Grade 8 List B

Own Choice

Russell Bronn - GOLD

Piano Duet – 18 yrs. & under

Own Choice

Richard Liu & Teo Ordinario – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 10 List E

Own Choice

Patrick Li – GOLD EXCELLENCE

Piano Solo – Grade 10 List C

Own Choice

1. Patrick Li - GOLD

2. Teo Ordinario - SILVER

3. Kevin Zhang – BRONZE

Piano Solo – Grade 10 List B

Own Choice

Patrick Li – GOLD EXCELLENCE

2023 DAILY RESULTS - FRIDAY, MAY 5th
- Posted 2023-05-05 14:11:39

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – FRIDAY, MAY 5th

MORNING SESSION – LAKESHORE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Sponsored by Harbour Lite Singers

Awards for Best Performance

Junior Band – Grades 9 & 10

Any 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

Port Colborne High School

Senior Band – Grades 11 & 12

Any 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

Port Colborne High School

Concert Band

Any 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

A. N. Myer Secondary School

Jazz Band

Any 2 contrasting selections

Award donated by Rev. Adam Bartha, The Gathering Place

A. N. Myer Secondary School

Concert Drum Line (Stationary)

Any 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

Lakeshore Catholic High School

Instrumental Ensemble

Any 2 contrasting selections

Award donated by Rev. Adam Bartha, The Gathering Place

Lakeshore Catholic High School

2023 DAILY RESULTS - THURSDAY, MAY 4th
- Posted 2023-05-05 09:10:28

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – THURSDAY, MAY 4th

MORNING SESSION – PORT COLBORNE HIGH SCHOOL

Sponsored by Port Colborne Optimist Club

Awards for Best Performance

Elementary Classroom Instrumental – Intermediate

Own Choice – 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

Winger Public School Grade 7/8 – GOLD

Elementary School Ensemble - Junior

Own Choice – 2 contrasting selections

Central Music Scholarship

McKay Public School Grade 6 – GOLD

Elementary School Ensemble – Intermediate

Own Choice – 2 contrasting selections

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarship & Award

McKay Public School – GOLD

AFTERNNON SESSION – PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL

Sponsored by Port Colborne Festival of the Arts

String Section – Beginner

Own Choice

Alycia Bergeron – SILVER

Grace Fernande – SILVER

Woodwind Section – Beginner

Own Choice

Sloan Squire – SILVER

String Section – Junior

Own Choice

Maddox Crocker – GOLD

Henry Fleming – BRONZE

Tianna Vallee – BRONZE

Sylvie Charlebois – BRONZE

2023 DAILY RESULTS - WEDNESDAY MAY 3rd
- Posted 2023-05-03 17:48:40

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd

MORNING SESSION – CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH

Sponsored by Port Colborne Operatic Society

Awards for Best Performance

Intermediate Classroom Choral Speaking

Own Choice – 10 minute maximum

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Award

Garrison Road Public School – Grade 8 – GOLD EXCELLENCE                                      

Intermediate School Choir

“Jazzy Rhythm of Life” & Own Choice

Robert Wood Scholarship & Award

Donated by the Harbour Lite Singers

Garrison Road Public School - GOLD                                                          

Junior Classroom Choir

Own Choice

Canadian Federation of University Women Welland & District Award

Winger Public School – Grade 4/5 - GOLD                                                  

Intermediate Classroom Choir

Own Choice

W.C.R.C.S.S. Lois Leach Memorial Scholarship & Award

Winger Public School – Grade 8 - SILVER                                                  

Junior/Intermediate School Choir

“May Sunshine Light Your way” & Own Choice

Port Colborne Operatic Society Scholarship & Award

Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School – GOLD EXCELLENCE                                                 

AFTERNOON SESSION – PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL

Sponsored by Harbour Lite Singers

Vocal Solo 15 – 18 yrs.

1 yr. of less of lessons – Own Choice

1. Tianna Vallee - SILVER

Vocal Solo 17 yrs. & under

Any Grade 7 List A selection

Drea Maddalena - GOLD

Vocal Solo 19 yrs. & under

Any Grade 9 List B selection

Kasia Grabowski - GOLD

Individual Verse Speaking – 16 – 18 yrs.

Own Choice

Tianna Vallee - GOLD

Individual Verse Speaking – 12 – 13 yrs.

Own Choice

1. Avery Curtis – GOLD

2. Jade Muma - SILVER

3. Maeve Fennessy - BRONZE

Vocal Solo – 17 yrs. & under

Any Grade 7 List B selection

Drea Maddalena - GOLD

Vocal Solo – 19 yrs. & under

Any Grade 9 List A selection

Kasia Grabowski - GOLD

Vocal Solo – 18 – 20 yrs.

Any Broadway selection

Tianna Vallee - GOLD

Vocal Solo – 15 – 17 yrs.

Any Broadway selection

Drea Maddalena – GOLD

EVENING SESSION – CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH

Sponsored by Shoalts Developments

Choral Evening

Participants:

Harbour Lite Singers – “As Time Goes By”

Central United Church Choir, Port Colborne – “Walk in the Light”

Central United Church Choir, Welland – “How Great Thou Art” & “Majesty”: A Medley

Robert Wood Singers – “If I Can’t Love Her”

Mass Choir Selections directed by our Choral Adjudicator, Charlene Pauls

“Hope of Glory” and “Keep the Flame Alive”

2023 DAILY RESULTS - TUESDAY, MAY 2nd
- Posted 2023-05-02 12:43:45

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – TUESDAY, MAY 2nd  MORNING SESSION – CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH

Sponsored by Robert Wood Singers

Awards for Best Performance

Primary Classroom Choral Speaking

Own Choice – 5 minute maximum

Port Colborne Chorale Scholarship & Award

McKay Public School – Grade 1 – GOLD                                                    

Pre-Primary Classroom Choir

Own Choice

Andrew Koroway Memorial Scholarship & Award

McKay Public School – Kindergarten1 - GOLD                                                      

Primary School Choir

“Child of the Universe” & Own Choice

Robert Wood Singers Scholarship & Award

Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School – GOLD EXCELLENCE                                                 

Elementary School Choir

“Rain Dance” & Own Choice

Robert Wood Scholarship & Award

Donated by the Harbour Lite Singers Award

St. Patrick Catholic School – GOLD                                                

2023 DAILY RESULTS - MONDAY, MAY 1st
- Posted 2023-05-01 20:38:51

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS DAILY RESULTS – MONDAY, MAY 1st

PORTAL VILLAGE BIBLE CHAPEL - EVENING SESSION

Sponsored by Harbour Lite Singers

Vocal Solo – Open Class

Any Folk Music selection

Rachel Gracey - GOLD                               

Vocal Solo– Open Class

Any Contemporary Sacred selection

Rachel Gracey - GOLD                               

Vocal Solo– Open Class

Any 17th or 18th century Italian Aria

Rachel Gracey - GOLD                               

Vocal Duet– Open Class

Own Choice

Rachel Gracey & Leslie Kennedy - GOLD           

Vocal Solo – Open Class

Any selection by a Canadian composer

Rachel Gracey – GOLD

Vocal Solo– Open Class

Any Broadway selection                                            

Rachel Gracey – GOLD

Vocal Trio – Open Class

Own Choice

Rachel Gracey, Ashley Kennedy & Leslie Kennedy - GOLD

2023 DANCE AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
- Posted 2023-04-23 10:57:25

The following Dance Awards & Scholarships were presented following the competition Saturday, April 22nd

Wilson, Opatovsky Barristers & Solicitors

Two scholarships for Senior Students (15-18 yrs.) – Ballet, Pointe or Lyrical Solo Classes

Abigail Campbell – “Falling” – Lyrical Solo – Peacock School of Dance

Marlee Russell – “Aurora Variation” – Ballet Solo – Peacock School of Dance

Dot Blakely Memorial Award  Donated by Port Colborne Operatic Society

Highest Score in Senior Tap or Jazz Solo Classes

Chloe Scott – “Burlesque” – Jazz Solo – Peacock School of Dance

Miss Val Wilson Memorial Scholarship  Donated by Marsha Ash Pilgrim

Highest Score in Ballet Small Group Classes

“The Witches Caldron Dance” – Dance Expressions Inc.

Highest Score in Pointe Small Group Classes

“A Springtime Dance” – Dance Expressions Inc.

Andrew Koroway Memorial Award

Highest Mark in Ethnic Small Group Classes

“Material Girl” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance

Tim Carter Memorial Scholarship

Highest Score in Junior Tap or Jazz Duet Classes

Vivian Barrick & Diorella Alfonzo – “Strut” – Jazz Duet Novice – Dance Expressions Inc.

Bette Kalailieff Memorial Scholarship  Donated by the Goss Family

Highest Score for a Medium Group – any category

“Celebration” – Tap Medium Group – Peacock School of Dance

Helen Peacock Memorial Scholarship

Adjudicator’s Choice

Gracie Kohinski – “Raymonda Variation” – Pointe Solo – Peacock School of Dance

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarships

Highest Score in Junior Tap or Jazz Small Group Classes

“That Drum’s Still Beating” – Tap Small Group – Dance Expressions Inc.

Highest Score in Senior Tap or Jazz Small Group Classes

“That Drum’s Still Beating” – Tap Small Group – Dance Expressions Inc.

Port Colborne Festival of the Arts Scholarships Awards of Merit

Alexis Fredrich – “Spanish Flair” – Dance Expressions Inc.

Jorja Putman – “Forget About the Boy” – Peacock School of Dance

Riley Campbell – “Story of My Life” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance

Tessa D’Amelio – “Confident” – Peacock School of Dance

Lyrical Small Group – “Breathe” – Peacock School of Dance

Tap Production – “The Picnic” – Peacock School of Dance                          

2023 DANCE RESULTS
- Posted 2023-04-23 10:51:54

PORT COLBORNE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - DAILY RESULTS – SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd - LAKESHORE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

* denotes GOLD EXCELLENCE – 90% & over

MORNING SESSION - Sponsored by Port Colborne Operatic Society

Tap Large Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“So Fresh and So Clean” – Peacock School of Dance       SILVER

Ballet Small Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“Ballet Suite” – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD     

Ballet Solo – 11 & 12 yrs. NOVICE

Alexis Fredrich – “Spanish Flair” – Dance Expressions Inc.            GOLD     

Ethnic Small Group – 7 & 8 yrs. NOVICE

1. “First Time Around” Tara’s School of Highland Dance           SILVER  

2. “Little Lassies” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance                BRONZE        

Ballet Duet – 9 & 10 yrs. NOVICE

Vivian Barrick & Diorella Alfonzo “Lil Bo Peep and Her Sheep”     – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD     

Ballet Duet – 13 & 14 yrs.

Dakota Orcutt & Karina Sneek – “Morning Paper Waltz”   – Peacock School of Dance     GOLD

Lyrical Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.

Abigail Campbell – “Falling” – Peacock School of Dance          GOLD *

Ethnic Small Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“Material Girl” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance                    GOLD     

Ethnic Small Group – 11 & 12 yrs.

“Bonnie Lassies” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance             SILVER  

Ballet Small Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“The Witches Cauldron Dance” – Dance Expressions Inc.        GOLD     

Ballet Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.

1. Marlee Russell - “Aurora Variations” – Peacock School of Dance          GOLD

2. Emily Gillespie – “Chopin’s Waltz” – Peacock School of Dance           SILVER

Ballet Duet – 15 & 16 yrs.

Adriana Beaudoin & Addison Hart – “Cuzco” – Dance Expressions Inc.       GOLD     

Ethnic Trio– 9 & 10 yrs.

Ellie Lesco, Nancy Livingstone & Drew Calcott – “Triple Trouble”   – Tara’s School of Highland Dance         SILVER                                                                

Acro Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.

Nadine Girard – “I Will” – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD

Open Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.

Jorja Putman – “Forget About the Boy” – Peacock School of Dance           GOLD *  

Ethnic Solo – 17 & 18 yrs.

Riley Campbell – “Story of My Life” - Tara’s School of Highland Dance      GOLD *  

Pointe Solo – 15 & 16 yrs. NOVICE

Brooke Fletcher – “A Classical Waltz” – Dance Expressions Inc.         GOLD     

Pointe Solo – 19 yrs. & over

Gracie Kohinski – “Raymonda Variation”Peacock School of Dance              GOLD *  

Ethnic Trio – 11 & 12 yrs. – Ainsley Lewis, Annabelle Hagar & Paisley Mare     – “Mamma Mia” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance           GOLD  

Lyrical Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.

Emma Laur – “How Do I Say Goodbye” – Dance Expressions Inc.       GOLD

AFTERNOON SESSION - Sponsored by City of Port Colborne     

Jazz Medium Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“Benchmark”- Peacock School of Dance             GOLD

Pointe Small Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“A Springtime Dance” – Dance Expressions Inc.         GOLD

Lyrical Small Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“Dream” – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD         

Jazz Duet – 9 & 10 yrs. NOVICE

Vivian Barrick & Diorella Alfonzo – “Strut” – Dance Expressions Inc.        GOLD     

Jazz Duet – 13 & 14 yrs.

Mollee Morin & Karley MacNeil – “Hip” – Peacock School of Dance       GOLD     

Jazz Medium Group – 9 & 10 yrs.

“Me Too” – Peacock School of Dance             GOLD

Ethnic Duet – 11 & 12 yrs.

Chelsea Lewis & Kat Blaney – “Sweet Physic” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance      SILVER                     

Lyrical Small Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

1. “Breathe” – Peacock School of Dance            GOLD

2. “Sans Soleil” – Dance Expressions Inc.          SILVER

Jazz Small Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“The Dance of Chance” – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD     

Ethnic Solo – 13 & 14 yrs.

1. Laura Palumbo – “Ghillie Gal” – Taras’s School of Highland Dance                       GOLD

2. Addison Lewis – “Lone Lassie” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance                     SILVER

2. Sawyer Rousseau – “Goldie’s Goldie” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance           SILVER

3. Annabelle Hager – “Blade Watch” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance               BRONZE

3. Paisley Ware – “Scottish Soul” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance                    BRONZE

Tap Duet – 9 & 10 yrs.  NOVICE

Vivian Barrick & Diorella Alfonzo – “Wikked L’il Girlz”  – Dance Expressions Inc.       GOLD                                                            

Tap Trio – 11 & 12 yrs.

Payton Dayley, Alysa Kontogianis & Tea Graveline – “Fabulous”   – Peacock School of Dance       GOLD                                                            

Tap Small Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“Takin’ Care of Business” – Dance Expressions Inc.          GOLD     

Tap Medium Group – 7 & 8 yrs. NOVICE

“Dancing in the Street” – Peacock School of Dance           GOLD     

Tap Large Group – 9 & 10 yrs. NOVICE

“Shine” – Peacock School of Dance               GOLD     

Jazz Small Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“Paris” – Dance Expressions Inc.            GOLD  

Jazz Large Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“Nails, Hair” – Peacock School of Dance             GOLD *  

Tap Medium Group – 11 & 12 yrs.

“Celebration” – Peacock School of Dance           GOLD *                  

Ethnic Medium Group – 9 & 10 yrs.

“Andy’s Coming” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance         SILVER  

Tap Small Group – 15 & 16 yrs.

“That Drum’s Still Beating” – Dance Expressions Inc.         GOLD       

Tap Trio – 15 & 16 yrs.

Ava Sneek, Charley Somerville & Jaida Zimmerman  – “Almost Like Being in Love” – Peacock School of Dance         GOLD                        

Tap Medium Group – 13 & 14 yrs.

“Hit the Road Jack” = Peacock School of Dance            GOLD                     

Jazz Solo – 15 & 16 yrs.    

Tessa D’Amelio – “Confident” – Peacock School of Dance           GOLD     

Jazz Solo – 17 & 18 yrs.

Chloe Scott – “Burlesque” – Peacock School of Dance             GOLD     

Open Trio – 15 & 16 yrs.

Brooke Fletcher, Addison Hart & Emma Laur – “Paint it Black” – Dance Expressions Inc.     GOLD                                                             

Ethnic Production – 11 & 12 yrs.

“Wizarding World” – Tara’s School of Highland Dance            GOLD     

Tap Production – 13 & 14 yrs.

“The Picnic” – Peacock School of Dance            GOLD *                                                                                                                                   

2023...A NEW YEAR...A NEW BEGINNING
- Posted 2023-01-25 13:01:10

2023…A New Year…A New Beginning

To kick off the holiday season, our December Board meeting was held at the home of Social Committee Chair, Mary Parkes, where a shortened business meeting was conducted followed by a delightful social time.

The year certainly ended dramatically with the Christmas Blizzard of 2022 here in Niagara! Those of us living on the “South Coast” battled power and phone outages as well as impassable roads for several days, some up to a week or more. Christmas festivities were either cancelled or postponed. By January 1st, the weather had turned into spring-like rainy days with the threat of flooding. As this goes to print, we’re experiencing another snowy day with slippery roads and cancelled school buses. Mother Nature has certainly had some surprises in store for us so far this winter!

With the new year beginning, we are once again focused on plans for our 2023 Festival and we have learned that coming back to a full Festival after the pandemic is no easy task. Finding venues has been a frustrating, and at times, a seemingly insurmountable feat! After an exhausting search for an alternate location, we are finally able to announce that the Dance competition will be held at Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne. Secondary and Community Bands as well as the Percussion classes have also been relocated and will be held at Lakeshore Catholic High School. We are pleased that Central United Church and Portal Village Bible Chapel are once again our sites for School Choirs/Choral Speaking/Choral Evening and Vocal/IVS/Instrumental Solo/Piano classes as well as our Festival Showcase. Port Colborne High School is our new location for the Elementary School Band classes.

Not counting the 2-year absence due to the pandemic, this will be our 36th annual event and, although it has been a challenge securing some of the venues, we are looking forward to a full Festival this year.

We couldn’t do this without your support. The many volunteers who work during the days of the Festival are invaluable. The financial support we receive from the community makes it possible to continue offering the Festival each year. In November, two of our Board members attended a meeting of the Port Colborne Optimist Club and were presented with a donation that will sponsor 2 sessions of this year’s Festival. Upon disbanding, the Welland/Port Colborne Branch of ORMTA has generously provided us with funding that will be used for future Festivals. All donations are gratefully received.

REMEMBER: Entry Forms and Payment are due at the end of this month (January 31st) so please read all the information on our website and submit your entries soon. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Program Secretary, Linda Caldwell, at 905-834-7418 or email progsecretary@pcfa.ca.

Happy New Year to all!

Hope to see you at this year’s Festival!

WELCOME FALL
- Posted 2022-11-05 14:01:17

WELCOME FALL

So…here’s the thing. My goal to publish a monthly blog has fallen short. For the time being, my hope is to write a seasonal blog and so here is the one for FALL!!

At our Annual Meeting in September, a new Executive was introduced. Cheryl MacMillan became the new Chair, Sheila Brown, the Vice Chair and Ted Ellis, the new Recording/Corresponding Secretary. Each of these people brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Not only have they been long-standing, hard-working members of the Board, but they have also had experience at the executive level of various community groups. We also welcomed 3 new Board members…Gilberta Corey, Leslie Kennedy, and Deanna Salsbury. We look forward to their input and ideas.  The remaining members of the Board are Lynn Brazeau, Linda Caldwell, Janet Corlett, Ava Dalcourt, Rachel Gracey, Nancy Gyetko, Mary Parkes, Marilyn Robinson & Wilma Tennier. Together, these 15 people make up the 2022-23 Board of Directors and will all contribute to the success of future Festivals.

After a two-year absence due to Covid19 and a small, scaled-down Festival in 2022, the Board began planning for a full Festival in the Spring of 2023. It was full steam ahead!!

The 2023 dates were determined and are: April 21 (evening) & 22 for Dance; May 1-5 for Vocal/IVS/School & Community/Church Choirs and Bands; May 8-12 for Piano Classes.

Next came securing venues. This is still a work in progress as there have been some bumps along the way. To date, we have booked Greater Fort Erie Secondary School for April 21&22, Central United Church for May 2&3 and Portal Village Bible Chapel for May 1&2, May 8-12 and for the Festival Showcase on Saturday, May 27th.

The Adjudication Committee has done a great job finding this year’s adjudicators and we have almost completed signing the contracts with all of them. Pictures and bios to follow on our website.

Speaking of our website, all 2023 information has been updated, including Syllabi and Entry Forms and any new information will be added as received. Keep checking!

None of this could happen without the generous support of community organizations, local businesses, and individuals. The Finance Committee and the Awards & Scholarship Committee have sent letters to previous donors however, we always welcome additional support. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact the FINANCE COMMMITTEE at financechair@pcfa.ca

So…as you can see, this Fall has been a very busy time for us! The future of the 2023 Festival is in capable hands and is well on its way to becoming a successful event. Stay tuned!

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