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Festival Information
The Quinte Rotary Music Festival Committee extends a warm welcome to the participants of our Annual Music Festival, their families and friends.

Since the festival's inception in 1968, we have had the privilege of welcoming over 20,000 talented musicians to this competition, some of whom have made music their careers. The talent in the Quinte area is exceptional and we take pride in playing an important part by offering this opportunity to the musicians.
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The 2018 Quinte Rotary Music Festival Syllabus now available, Click here to view .
 

Need an Accompanist for 2018 Festival? Click Here to view the list of available accompanists.

 

2017 Ontario Music Festival Results now posted on our website. View Results

 
2017 Concert of Stars photos now posted on our website. Visit our Photo Album.
 
2017 Silver Trophy photos are now posted.
 
 
 
 
 

 
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We are delighted to welcome you to the 50th annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival, being held April 9 - 13, 2018.  We are very much looking forward to your participation and the continued success of this long-standing event.

Click here to view the 2018 Quinte Rotary Music Festival Syllabus.

 

Please check back often for details of the 50th Annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival - April 9 - 13, 2018

Local Jazz Band Gets First at the 2017 Ontario Music Festival
The Albert College Jazz Band competed against schools with student populations that were six times the size of Albert College. This is the second time that members have
been recognized as the top jazz band in the province; the previous First Place was achieved in 2013.

Albert College’s Jazz Band, directed by Scott Mills, is comprised of students from Grades 6 through 12 and performs regularly throughout the year. In April, they won a gold medal in the Quinte Rotary Music Festival, as well as the Stan Wiggins Memorial Award and the Jazz Note Trophy. This strong performance and with the recommendation of the adjudicator for bands, Peter Stoll, earned them the invitation to compete at the Provincial competition.

Albert College had two other bands that also earned a place at the Provincial Band Competition.

The Grade 7/8 Band received an Honourable Mention in the Elementary School category, and the College’s Community Winds band placed fourth in the province. The Community Winds is comprised of students from Grade 7 to 12 and adults from both the school and local community. They competed against adult bands from across the province, which is a great feat. This is the second year in a row that these three bands have been invited to the Provincial Band Competition.

The Community Winds is always looking for new members from the Quinte region. Musicians of all ages and backgrounds are welcomed. If you are looking to play in an exciting ensemble that performs a wide variety of music, please contact the director, Scott Mills, smills@albertcollege.ca.


Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
Congratulations to all the participants last year and a special thank you to the parents, teachers, family and friends who encourage and support them in their study of music.

We are so Blessed with the talent we have in our community. The purpose of the Music Festival is to help young people develop their musical talent. We experienced that last year.

In addition to providing each participant with individual feedback on their performance, the adjudicators were able to "workshop" with many of the participants throughout the different categories.


It's a pleasure to see many of the same students competing year after year and to watch their progress as they become more confident and take on more complex pieces.

The dates for our 50th Music Festival have been set as:
April 9 to 13, 2018.

The students, music teachers, parents and volunteers are an integral part of a successful Festival. We invite your feedback on any area of the Festival that you think could be improved.
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Thank you again for being a part of this wonderful experience.




John Chisholm, Chair
Quinte Rotary Music Festival 2018