Carbonear sib­lings win Ju­nior and Se­nior Rose Bowl

Lots of lo­cal tal­ent show­cased at an­nual Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

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Brother and sis­ter Aaron and Karla Finn of Carbonear are the win­ners of the Ju­nior and Se­nior Rose Bowl Awards.

The pre­sen­ta­tions were made dur­ing the 39th an­nual Ki­wa­nis Club of Carbonear Re­gional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Aaron, 14 and Karla, 16, are the chil­dren of Dr. Regina Becker and Ed Finn, a chem­i­cal en­gi­neer.

Clas­si­cal gui­tarist Aaron re­ceived the Carbonear Phys­io­ther­apy Ju­nior Rose Bowl fol­low­ing the first grand con­cert at the Con­cep­tion Bay North Re­gional Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Tues­day, March 31.

The Grade 9 St. Fran­cis stu­dent also re­ceived a cash award of $300.

“I was re­ally sur­prised,” he said. “I re­ally wasn’t ex­pect­ing to win.”

Aaron, who started play­ing the gui­tar when he was 11, switched to play­ing clas­si­cal mu­sic upon the prompt­ing of his mother.

“She wanted me to learn how to play a few clas­si­cal songs. I did and I guess I got hooked be­cause that’s all I ended up play­ing,” he said. “Aubrey Nof­tall of North River teaches me.”

Aaron prac­tises any­where from 45 min­utes to an hour each day.

“Learn­ing how to play clas­si­cal mu­sic is a bit more chal­leng­ing than rock be­cause clas­si­cal mu­sic is more com­plex.”

Aaron, along with Class two Pi­anist Laura Mur­ray, will go on to com­pete in the pro­vin­cial com­pe­ti­tion set for May 16 in Grand Falls. Laura also took home the Franz Reiss Memo­rial Award and per­pet­ual plaque for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo.

Vo­cal­ist Faith His­cock and Pi­anist An­to­nia Whe­lan were named run­ner-up to the fes­ti­val’s top award. Both girls re­ceived $75 and an in­scribed shield from the East­ern School District.

Faith also picked up the L.F Clif­ford Pike Award, in­scribed shield and $50 (do­nated by John Babb), for the best per­for­mance in Fe­male Solo while the Ni­cholas W. Perry Memo­rial Award and in­scribed shield and $100 in cash for Pi­ano Solo (do­nated by Effie Perry and fam­ily) went to An­to­nia.

The L.F Clif­ford Pike Memo­rial Award, in­scribed shield and $100 for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, 15 years and un­der (do­nated by Velma Reynolds) as well as the Cap­tain I.S. Iver­son and Mrs. Gertrude Iver­son Memo­rial Award per­pet­ual plaque and $25 for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, 13 years and over, went to Pi­anist Ch­eryl Knight.

Cana­dian Tire handed out two $50 awards. They went to Nicole Janes for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, 12 years and un­der and the Vic­to­ria Trio for best per­for­mance in In­stru­men­tal Duet, Trio, Quar­tet and Sonata.

The Re­tired Teach­ers Con Tri Divi­sion also pre­sented two awards. Har­bour Grace Pri­mary cap­tured one, which in­cluded an in­scribed shield and $100, for best per­for­mance by a pri­mary choir. The other went to Amal­ga­mated Academy Con­cert Choir for best per­for­mance by an In­ter­me­di­ate Choir.

Both schools also picked up a num­ber of other awards. Har­bour Grace Pri­mary re­ceived the Joseph F. Ge­orge Memo­rial Award (in­scribed shield and $75) for best per­for­mance in Pri­mary Choirs as well as the New­found­land Power Choral Award of $200 for best per­for­mance by a Ju­nior Choir.

Amal­ga­mated Academy also took home the Joseph F. Ge­orge Memo­rial in­scribed shield and $ 75 for best per­for­mance in Choirs, Two, Three and Four Part Singing as well as the New­found­land Power Choral Award of $200 for best per­for­mance by an In­ter­me­di­ate Choir.

The Ki­wa­nis Club of Carbonear $100 prize for best per­for­mance in Vo­cal Duet, Trio and Quar­tet went to JoAn­nah Yet­man, Emily Pen­ney and Emily Hur­ley. The $50 Ki­wa­nis Club of Carbonear Award for best per­for­mance by Wood­wind, Small Mixed and In­stru­men­tal En­sem­bles went to Amal­ga­mated Academy Tra­di­tional Mu­sic En­sem­ble.

Holy Redeemer Recorder Group re­ceived the Ge­orge L. Chubbs Memo­rial of $50 for the best per­for­mance in Recorder En­sem­ble while As­cen­sion Col­le­giate Con­cert band took home the Ge­orge L. Chubbs Memo­rial Award of $500. The award, do­nated by Marie, Peter, El­iz­a­beth and Adam Chubbs, is pre- sented at the dis­cre­tion of the ad­ju­di­ca­tor to brass bands, wood­wind en­sem­bles, and con­cert and jazz bands.

It was in­tro­duced in 2007 in mem­ory of Eric Chubbs for his ded­i­ca­tion to the Ki­wa­nis Club of Carbonear and the Re­gional Fes­ti­val.

The Mary J. Wal­ters Memo­rial Award of $50 for best per­for­mance in Girls Solo, do­nated by Her­man Wal­ters, went to Rileigh Gar­land Lewis while the Jef­fory Ros­siter Memo­rial Award of $50 for best per­for­mance in Cana­dian Com­po­si­tion Pi­ano, do­nated by Lloyd and El­iz­a­beth Ros­siter, went to Sarah Pynn.

The Nor­man J. Dawe Memo­rial Award in­scribed shield and $50 for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, ages six to eight years old, went to Kait­lyn Men­chions, Amy Cros­bie and Alyson Thomas.

The My Own Beat Mu­sic Stu­dio Award, in­scribed shield and $50 for out­stand­ing In­stru­men- tal Solo, do­nated by Holly L. Lee and given at the dis­cre­tion of the ad­ju­di­ca­tor, went to Ed­ward Whe­lan.

The Women’s In­sti­tute of New­found­land Carbonear Branch Award of $100 for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, ages 14 years and un­der went to Anna Finn while

the Ruby’s Drive-In award ($100 and in­scribed shield) for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo ages 13 years and un­der, went to Alexan­dria Bur­ton.

Dustin John­son re­ceived the Gary French Memo­rial Award of $ 100 and in­scribed shield for best per­for­mance in Male Boy’s Solo while the New­found­land Power Choral Award and $200 for best per­for­mance by a Se­nior Choir went to Carbonear Col­le­giate.

Rubyanne Whe­lan won the Piz­zazz Award, in­scribed shield and $50 for Mu­si­cal The­atre. Do­nated by the Vanda Maun­der Dance Stu­dio, the award is given at the dis­cre­tion of the ad­ju­di­ca­tor, not nec­es­sar­ily the high­est mark.

Rubyanne Whe­lan and Dustin John­son also ac­cepted the Town of Carbonear Award and $100 for best per­for­mance in Mu­si­cal The­atre and Gil­bert and Sul­li­van Vo­cal Solo.

The Edgar Clarke Memo­rial Award of $ 100 and in­scribed shield for best per­for­mance in Pi­ano Solo, do­nated by Cal­lie Clarke, went to Chelsea Davis. Colin Brad­bury re­ceived the Strick­land Agen­cies Award, in­scribed shield and $ 50 for best per­for­mance in In­stru­men­tal Solo. The award was pre­sented by Ted and Char­lene Strick­land

JU­NIOR ROSE BOWL - Carbonear clas­si­cal gui­tarist Aaron Finn ac­cepts the Ju­nior Rose Bowl from Ches Ash, pres­i­dent of the Ki­wa­nis Mu­si­cal Fes­ti­val 2009. The 14-year-old is a Grade 9 stu­dent at St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace. LOVELY SINGERS - Mem­bers of Per­salvic Ele­men­tary School Choir per­form Siya­hamba and The Wa­ter is Wide dur­ing the Ki­wa­nis Mu­si­cal Fes­ti­val Tues­day, March 31.

AWARD WIN­NERS - A group of award win­ners pose for a photo fol­low­ing the first grand con­cert of 39th an­nual Ki­wa­nis Club of Carbonear Re­gional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

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