2012 Yorkton Music Festival wraps up

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STUDENTS RECOMMENDED to the 2012 Provincial Finals which are to be held in Saskatoon on June 1 – 3, 2012 are: Lauren Denesyk: Nevalea Tkachuk: Janeil Mehrer; Hayley Popick; Jacob Read; Jeremy Ruten; Michael Kozushka; Kate Martin; M.C. Knoll Grades 6,7,8 Choir Children's or Youth Choral; and the Yorkton Community Ladies' Choir: Senior Choral.

The 2012 Yorkton Music Festival has wrapped up. The following scholarships and awards were presented at the Yorkton Music Festival Competition Hi-Lites Concert held on April 1, 2012.

1. Shani Apland offers $100 - Hayley Popick (senior piano)

2. The UCT #1033 offer $100 to a junior competitor - Madison Varga $50 (vocal) Cassandra Dickson $50 (vocal)

3. The UCT #1033 offer two $100 scholarships - Reul Straub $100 (junior piano), Mikayla Madsen $50 (vocal), Elizabeth Reid $50 (vocal)

4. The United Commercial Travellers #578 offer two plaques - (a) to the Division III school entry obtaining the highest mark - M.C. Knoll Grade 6, 7, 8 Choir; (b) to the Division IV school entry obtaining the highest mark - YRHS Girls' Chorus

5. The United Commercial Travellers #578 offer twelve medals: Junior High Woodwind – Mitchell Karapita, Junior Low Woodwind – n/a, Senior High Woodwind – n/a, Senior Low Woodwind – Brandey Blahut, Junior High Brass – Matthew Linsley, Junior Low Brass – Dalaney DePape, Senior High Brass – n/a, Senior Low Brass – Michael Kozushka, Junior Percussion – Elizabeth Reid, Senior Percussion – Kate Martin, Junior Strings – Alex Cottenie, Senior Strings – Nevalea Tkachuk

6. Beta Sigma Phi offers $200 - Kate Martin (vocal)

7. Cindy Burham offers $30 to a deserving first year band student who participates in at least two classes - Sarah Walker (woodwinds)

8. The Canadian Federation of University Women, Yorkton, offers $200 to a promising senior student - Ziyi Wang (senior piano)

9. The Canadian Federation of University Women, Yorkton, offers a plaque for the Division Two School Entry obtaining the highest mark - M.C. Knoll Grades 4/5 Choir

10. Marie Dean Memorial Scholarship of $250 to a senior piano student - Jeremy Ruten

11. Thelma Gillis Scholarship of $100 - Jon Fetsch (primary piano)

12. GX94 and the FOX offer $1000 - Janeil Mehrer $200 (senior piano), Emily Plews $75 (senior piano), Chandrika Jerg $75 (senior piano), Nevalea Tkachuk $200 (vocal), Kyra Harris $100 (vocal), Elizabeth Reid $75 (percussion), Matthew Linsley $75 (brass), Lauren Denesyk $100 (vocal), Kate Martin $100

13. The Knights of Columbus Council #2031 offers $200 - Kelsy Walchuk $75 (vocal), Elizabeth Reid $75 (vocal), Zoe Flaman $50 (primary piano)

14. Brian Kruger BMO Nesbitt Burns offers $100 - Tyler Walker $50 (primary piano), Marianna Stickwood $50 (primary piano)

15. The Heather Laxdal Memorial Scholarship: $300 to a deserving senior vocal competitor - Nevalea Tkachuk, $200 to be awarded in the vocal area - Lauren Denesyk

16. Gavin McLaren Memorial Scholarship - $300 donated by Greg Parchomchuk: Kate Martin $200 (senior piano), Addison Wiebe $100 (junior piano)

17. Debbie Onslow-Kitzan offers $50 and a trophy to a junior vocal competitor - Cassandra Dickson

18. Elsie Phillips Memorial - Annual trophy plus small keeper and $300 scholarship - Jacob Read (senior piano)

19. Dr. Floyd Puchala offers $100 - Open - Ziyi Wang (junior piano)

20. The Julia Redant Spirit Award of $200 & plaque to a senior vocal student for outstanding achievement in musical theatre - Nevalea Tkachuk

21. Phil D. Redant Memorial Scholarship of $200 to a brass player - Michael Kozushka

22. The Redant Memorial Scholarship of $250 to a deserving senior piano competitor in Bach - Jeremy Ruten

23. Redant Memorial Scholarship of $50 and a keeper trophy in primary piano - Chelte Young

24. The Redant Family offers $100 to a senior high brass player - n/a in 2012

25. The Redant Family offers $100 to a senior musical theatre or operatic duet competitor - Kate Martin $50, Kyra Harris $50

26. Remax Blue Chip Realty/Doris Shank offers $100 to a band or piano student - Ben Fetsch (junior piano)

27. Rusnak, Balacko, Kachur and Rusnak offer $100 and a trophy to a junior piano competitor - Matthew Linsley

28. The Saskatchewan Orchestral Assoc. offers two scholarships in beginner and elementary strings - $25 each - Alex Cottenie, Chelte Young

29. The Saskatchewan Orchestral Assoc. offers three $150 scholarships to attend string workshops in junior, intermediate and senior strings - Nevalea Tkachuk (senior strings)

30. Seaborn Memorial Scholarship - $300 to be awarded to a student or ensemble performing on violin, viola or cello - Nevalea Tkachuk $200, Alex Cottenie $50, Chelte Young $50

31. Debbie Quinn offers an annual & keeper plaque for a first time vocal participant who shows promise, in memory of Beverley Shore - Macy Washenfelder

32. Debbie Quinn offers an annual & keeper plaque for a first time band participant who shows promise, in memory of Beverley Shore - Sarah Walker (woodwinds)

33. George Skinner Memorial offers $200 - Mitchell Karapita ($100 woodwinds), Justine Zarowny ($100 woodwinds)

34. Victor and Evelyn Surjik offer $100 to a competitor in strings or male vocal or piano - Jill Gulka $50 (primary piano), Kaytia Kostersky $50 (junior piano)

35. Bev Tillman Memorial scholarship of $100 offered by Mrs. Darlene Tillman - Kyra Harris (vocal)

36. Yorkton and District Band Boosters offer $500. May be divided but the recipient(s) must be a member of a band associated with Yorkton and District Band Boosters - Brandey Blahut $150 (woodwinds), Daytona Campbell $100 (woodwinds), Kate Martin $125 (percussion), Dalaney DePape $125 (brass)

37. Yorkton and District Band Boosters plaques: Good Spirit School Division most outstanding grades 5 - 8 Concert Band - n/a, Yorkton Catholic Schools most outstanding grades 5 – 8 Concert Band - Yorkton Catholic Grade 6 Band and Yorkton Catholic Grade 7/8 Band, Senior (grades 9 - 12) Concert Band - YRHS Concert Band, Junior (grade 8 & under) Jazz Band - n/a, Senior (grades 9 - 12) Jazz Band - YRHS Jazz Band

38. Yorkton Community Theatre offers $250 to a vocal student towards attending Teen Choir Camp - Haley Lepowick

39. The Yorkton Chapter #92 of the Eastern Star offers a $50 scholarship for junior piano - Abby Gulka

40. The Yorkton Kinette Club offers a plaque for the Division One school entry obtaining the highest mark - M.C. Knoll Grades 2/3 Choir

41. Yorkton Kinsmen Plaque - to the most outstanding band - Yorkton Regional High School Concert Band

42. The Yorkton Kinsmen Club offers two $100 scholarships - Sarah Walker $100 (primary piano), Elizabeth Hansen $50 (junior piano), Kyra Sorenson $50 (junior piano)

3. The Yorkton Lions Club offers $500 - Jaeylyn Dietz $300 (senior piano), Abbey Sakal $50 (junior piano), Brandey Blahut $150 (woodwinds)

44. Yorkton Music Festival Fine Arts Trophy and Keeper - to a junior competitor who shows promise - Jon Fetsch (primary piano)

45. Yorkton Music Festival Plaque to a deserving choir other than a school choir - Yorkton Community Ladies' Choir

46. Yorkton Music Festival Plaque to a deserving ensemble - Calum and Keegan MacDonald

47. Yorkton Branch Registered Music Teachers offers $100 to a piano and/or vocal participant - Elizabeth Reid $50 (junior piano), Nicholas Kerr $50 (junior piano)

48. The Yorkton Rotary Club offers $300 to a competitor studying both practical and theory - Joy Higginson (senior piano)

49. The Yorkton Music Festival offers $250 to a competitor in Senior Vocal Canadian Music - n/a in 2012

50. The Yorkton Music Festival offers $250 to a competitor in Senior Piano Canadian Music - Jacob Read

ENSEMBLE MEDALS

Mixed Ensemble Vocal

• Elementary: Tyana Katzell, Hannah Poole, Amy Schmalz,

• Junior: Megan and Madison Varga, Kelly Cole, Chelte Young

• Senior: Kate Martin and Kyra Harris

• Junior: Julia Breitkreuz, Jessica Lewthwaite, Mikaila Ortynsky

• Senior: Miles Hearn, Mackenzie Wilson, Clancy Smith, Daniel Huang

Brass Woodwind

• Elementary: Chelte Young and Ben Young

• Elementary: Amber Mehling, Anastasiya Fedchenko

• Junior: Mathew Todas, Nathan Cochrane, Alex Geddes

• Junior: Tamara Bartley, Connor Bayduza

• Senior: n/a in 2012

• Senior: Nevalea Tkachuk, Sarah Schmidt

Percussion Piano

• Elementary: Janeen Pellatt, Megan Varga

• Primary: Marissa and Jarrett Hart

• Junior: Hannah Shivak, Luke Shivak

Junior: Tyana Katzell and Amy Schmalz

• Senior: Kate Martin, Rena Stamatinos

• Senior: Brianna Blazeiko and Lauren Leshchyshyn

RECOMMENDED TO PROVINCIALS

Students recommended to the 2012 Provincial Finals which are to be held in Saskatoon on June 1 – 3, 2012 are:

• Lauren Denesyk: Vocal, Musical Theatre

• Nevalea Tkachuk: Vocal, Grade B Female Voice; Vocal, Oratorio; Vocal, French Art Song

• Janeil Mehrer: Piano, Intermediate 20th, 21st Century/Canadian

• Hayley Popick: Piano, Intermediate Recital Piece

• Jacob Read: Piano, Intermediate Chopin

• Jeremy Ruten: Piano, Senior Bach; Piano, Senior Chopin; Piano, Senior Beethoven

• Michael Kozushka: Intermediate Brass

• Kate Martin: Intermediate Percussion,

• M.C. Knoll Grades 6,7,8 Choir Children's or Youth Choral

• Yorkton Community Ladies' Choir: Senior Choral.


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