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welcome title Important Note re: Registration for the 2019 Festival

The 2019 Kiwanis Music Festival is scheduled to run from February 16 - 28, 2019. 


As this is the first year using Music Festival Suite and a learning experience for all, the registration date has been extended.

Registration will open October 5th , 2018 and close November 3rd,

There is a grace period which will extend to November 10th however a late fee of $10.00 per entry will apply.

After November 10th no entries will be accepted for any reason".  

All entry fees must be paid at time of registration payment must be made through PayPal.

Click here for information on HOW TO REGISTER for the 2019 Kiwanis Music Festival. 

Teacher information for duet, trio, quartet and small ensemble

Information for Teachers and Parents for Solo / Group registration

Click here to learn HOW TO CREATE A PROFILE. 


Senior Instrumental Rose Bowl

Winner: Chelsea Abbott (piano)
Pictured (l) with adjudicator Derek Oger

Senior Vocal Rose Bowl

Winner: Julianne Meaney
Pictured (l) with rose bowl donor Meghan Herder

Junior Instrumental Rose Bowl

Winner: Sasha Steeves (cello)
Pictured (r) with Francesca Swann from CBC

Junior Vocal Rose Bowl

Anna James (left) receives the N.C. Hutton Junior Vocal Rose Bowl from Ronalda Hutton-MacDonald on behalf of the donor Noel Hutton
Runner-up Alice Macgregor

Choral Group Rose Bowl

Winner: Holy Heart Chamber Choir

Instrumental Group Rose Bowl

Winner: St. Bonaventure's College Wind Ensemble


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 Janice Connors
President of the Kiwanis Music Festival Association of St. John's

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the 67th. annual St. John’s Kiwanis Music Festival from February 18th. to March 1st, 2018.

The members of the St. JohnÕs Kiwanis Club and Kelligrews Kiwanis Club are proud to sponsor and organize our 67th. Music Festival as part of our service to the Communities of the Northeast Avalon.

Through the support of patrons, advertisers, family & friends, there are over $20,000 in scholarships and prizes to be shared among qualifying competitors.

To all our competitors, young and old, I wish you good luck in your performances. The Music Festival is a wonderful opportunity to show your talents and to receive adjudications from esteemed professionals in the music world.

And most importantly, remember to have fun!

I would also like to take the time to thank our many supporters and volunteers on behalf of the Clubs. Your service plays a key role in maintaining the quality, excitement and success of our Festival.

I invite everyone to enjoy as many musical performances as possible, whether as a performer or audience member, I look forward to seeing you throughout the Festival.

Janice Connors


Kiwanis Music Festival Association of St. John’s

festival news
updated: 08/22/18

2019 Syllabus now online

festival results

Sun, Feb 18

Mon, Feb 19

Tue, Feb 20

Wed, Feb 21

Thu, Feb 22

Fri, Feb 23

Sat, Feb 24

Sun, Feb 25

Mon, Feb 26

Tue, Feb 27

Tue, Feb 28

March 4
Rescheduled Classes

Jr. Vocal Rose Bowl Programme

Group Rose Bowl Programme