Music festival showcases Stettler’s youthful talent

Top performers in the 45th annual Stettler Music Festival were centre-stage during the grand concert last Tuesday

Schubert Hernando won the highest mark in piano last week during the 45th annual Stettler Music Festival. See more photos from the Festival in this week's Stettler Independent.

Top performers in the 45th annual Stettler Music Festival were centre-stage during the grand concert last Tuesday at Stettler Performing Arts Centre.

“Once again, we have many performers who are going to represent us at the provincial festival,” said society president Philippa Brysiuk. “We had another wonderful festival this year.

“Stettler is truly blessed to have such fantastic teachers to produce this calibre of entertainment. Without them and our dedicated volunteers, we wouldn’t have a festival, and I am proud to be a small part of this.”

More than 700 entries from all over central Alberta performed in the festival in a variety of disciplines that included vocal, piano, band, speech arts, musical theatre, dance and school chorus.

Those include:

Musical theatre — Chloe Shingoose, Meghan LaRose, Jaycee Davidson and Dacia Gramlick.

Vocal — Emma Werbowesky, Joseph Brigley, Meghan LaRose, Gracenotes choir, Rhapsody Girls and Tiny Tenors, the Tiny Gracenotes and the Gracenotes ensemble.

Speech — Meghan LaRose, Stettler Elementary School Grade 2DB/2AH class, Big Valley grades 3 and 4.

Piano — Kaylee Somerville, Shayla Schultz, Jennifer Taylor and Schubert Hernando.

A two-hour grand concert spotlighted the festival award winners:

Stettler Elementary School grades 2DB/2SG: school chorus adjudicators’ choice.

Dacia Gramlick and Carly Armstrong: musical theatre highest mark.

Meghan LaRose: speech adjudicators’ choice.

Danceology: dance highest mark.

Shayla Schultz: piano adjudicator’s choice.

Rosanne Hernando and Jennifer Taylor: band adjudicators’ choice.

Mary O’Donnell: dance adjudicators’ choice.

Rhapsody Girls and Tiny Tenors: dance adjudicators’ choice.

Gracenotes choir: vocal highest mark.

Meghan LaRose: musical theatre highest mark.

Schubert Hernando: piano highest mark.

Caroline Dance West: dance adjudicators’ choice.

Sarah Arsenault: dance highest mark.

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