Message from the Chair
 
Welcome to our 30th year as a Community Music Festival.
 
The Rotary Club of Pickering strives to put on a quality festival, and provide the best adjudicators available, so that you and the entrants will receive invaluable and constructive adjudication. We strive to give our competitors, and non-competitors, a positive and reinforcing experience.
 
We have been able to take a leadership role in the Arts in Pickering and throughout the Durham Region. We were one of the founding partners in the Durham West Arts Centre Project, and anxiously look forward to the day when our students and alumni will perform in the new Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts.
 
As many of you know, we endeavor to send students each year to the Provincial competition. In the past our competitors have placed or won in various disciplines and we are very proud to support the efforts of our future musical talent. The musical arts are alive and well in Pickering and throughout the Durham Region.
 
Please support our generous donors, sponsors, and advertisers, who allow us to present some $14,000 in awards and scholarships to the Festival Students each year.
 
Finally, we wish everyone who enters the Festival success, and above all, we hope that you will enjoy yourself, and celebrate your musical talents.