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Brantford - The 65th annual Kiwanis Music Festival culminated Friday night at New Covenant Church on Holiday Drive with the Stars of the Festival concert.

The evening included the presentation of the Richard Blaha Silver Tray to Emma Morrison who was judged to have delivered the best performance during an earlier trophy competition.

Here is a list of trophy and award winners:


Richard Blaha Memorial Silver Tray awarded to Emma Morrison


W. Ross Macdonald Trophy - Rebecca Orsini

Markwell J. Perry Trophy - Grade 10, Nikki Janszen-Spitman

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy, Rebecca Orsini

R. L. Houlding Trophy, Ellen Vollebreght

Angus Jewellers Trophy, Rebecca Orsini

Hagey Trophy, Paige Zimmel

Mary C. O'Grady Memorial Trophy, Timothy McDougald

Nell A. Paling Memorial Trophy, Kendra Perras

Emma Robison Memorial Trophy, William Klunder

Sylvia Skomorowski Trophy, Rebecca Orsini

Direct Energy Concerto Trophy, Brittany Clayton


Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy, Victoria Rey


Donna Chapin Crystal Rose Bowl, Cher Farrell

Keighley's Jewellers Junior Rose Bowl, Maighdlyn Hadley

Holton Trophy, Mariella Decle

Muriel King Memorial Trophy, Sydney Trotter

Marion Broughton Memorial Trophy, Alina Barnett

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy, Elizabeth Zuwala

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Alumni Trophy, Not awarded

George A. Smale Memorial Plaque, Not awarded

Irene Nagy Memorial Trophy, Raquel Vandermeulen

Elsie Hall Memorial Trophy, Sebastienne Moran

Grand River Chorus Trophy, Ines Kowal

Henry Clark Trophy, not awarded


Wolf Spirit, Avery Kadish

Wolves in Song, Shauna Dewar

Brant Men of Song Plaque, Starr Sensations


Dorothy Lord Memorial Plaque, Not awarded


Dr. Grant Honeyman Memorial Trophy, Grade 10, Emma Morrison

Ivone De Marchi Trophy, Emma Morrison

Honeyman Family Trophy, Hilary Mann

Walter Babiak Conductor's Trophy, Mya Martorano

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy, A.J. Sim

Brant Naval Veterans' Association Trophy, Bethany Kerr

Brant Suzuki String School Trophy, Stephanie Sim

Virginia Little Trophy, Gianfranco Coretti

Douglas and Joyce Robertson Trophy, Isabel Pasila

Telfer Place Trophy, Gabrielle Eivers

RiverView Terrace Trophy, Zach Zona

Little String Orchestra 30th Anniversary Trophy, Briyanna Budgell

Little String Orchestra Trophy, Brant Suzuki String School "Paganini" Ensemble


Expositor Trophy, not awarded

Nell A. Paling Memorial Trophy, not awarded

Waterloo Music Company Limited Trophy, Aras Pabedinskas

Brantford School of Instrumental Music Trophy, Nicole Kloepfer

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy, Mallory Bachura

Lefebvre and Lefebvre Trophy, Michael Wenkoff

Wilf Manning Memorial Plaque, FJR RAPsody Jazz

Telephone City Musical Society Band Trophy, Manuel Munoz


Pat Feely's Guitar Academy Senior Trophy, Silas Chinsen

Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Junior Trophy, Nathan Godfree

Advance Printing Trophy, Luke Blad

The Brantford Music Centre Trophy, Kristian Del Cantero

LA Music Trophy, Skyler Saracuse

Friends of the Guitar Concert Series Trophy, Konrad Bartlett

Birdseye Instrumental Works Trophy, Eric and Nathan Godfree


Oluwasore Ajayi; Alina Barnett, Konrad Bartlett, Ariel Bean, Luke Blad, Jacob Boyington, Jaime Boyington, Jessica Brennan, Olivia Cameron, Gabrielle Camirand, Arvin Carandang, Silas Chinsen, Hannah Cho, Brittany Clayton, Natalie Cross, Ariela Dabrowski, Daniela Dabrowski, Abigail Davis, Mariella Decle, Kristian Del Cantero, Jordan DeVries, Shauna Dewar, Camille DiFrancesco, Paul-Mark DiFrancesco, Cecilia Eivers, Cher Farrell, Carolyn Felker, Christie Felker, Victor Gao, Cassie Glaves, Eric Godfree, Nathan Godfree, Rhianna Grant, Maighdlyn Hadley, Morgan Haley, Taylor Hubbard, Taya Humpartzoomian, Nikki Janszen-Spitman, Ying Jiang, Avery Kadish, Eden Kerr, Jericho Kerr, Nicole Kleopfer, Willem Klunder, Ines Kowal, Donnovan Linton, Chloe Macikunas, Hilary Mann, Markie Martorano, Mikayla Martorano, Melissa Mather, Ito Matsuda, Mariel Matsuda, Timothy McDougald, Emma Morrison, Rebecca Orsini, Aras Pabedinskas, Tatyana Palmer, Bennett Perras, Kendra Perras, Bailey Purchase, Kristine Purdy, Alexander Rey, Lyndon Rey, Victoria Rey, Rain Richardson, Henri Romel, David Rose, Skyler Saracuse, Stephanie Sim, Isabel Skeffington, Jihyun Sung, Sam Tinevez, Sydney Trotter, Raquel Vandermeulen, Elyse Varney, Ellen Vollebregt, Leah Wei, Jessica Wood, Melina Zaccaria, Paige Zimmel, Zach Zona, Elizabeth Zuwala.


The following students have been recommended for the Ontario Music Festivals Association provincial finals competition, June 11-16, at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. They will be competing with top students from across the province.

Piano: Jacob Boyinton - Grade 7; Paige Zimmel - Grade 8; Tim McDougald - Grade 8; Nikki Janszen-Spitman - Grade 10; Rebecca Orsini - Diploma; Ellen Vollebregt - Diploma.

Classical Voice: Alina Barnett - Grade 8; Mariella Decle - Grade 8; Maighdlyn Hadley - Grade 9; Elizabeth Zuwala - Grade 9.

Music Theatre: Melina Zaccaria - Junior; Katie Cox - Junior; Taylor Hubbard - Intermediate; Mariella Decle - Intermediate; Maighdlyn Hadley - Senior; Elizabeth Zuwala - Senior; Shauna Dewar - Advanced.

Strings: Emma Morrison - Grade 10.

Brass and Woodwinds: Aras Pabedinskas.

Guitar: Ying Jiang - Grade 7; Eric Godfree - Grade 8; Silas Chinsen - Grade 9.