Dear Friend,

The Annapolis Valley Music Festival committee has planning well underway for the 2018 festival beginning Monday April 30, and we are again returning to the one week format culminating in Stars of the Festival concerts on May 6.

Our 2017 adjudicators universally expressed admiration for the skills and artistry of our young musicians in all disciplines, and we congratulate the teachers, parents and directors who have maintained such strong standards in our area.  We’re proud of our music students, and privileged to provide a performance platform for them.  Each year (now our 41st!) we work for 10 months to produce the festival, and then have the joy of hearing wonderful music in an atmosphere of youthful exuberance.  And each year we feel ourselves re-dedicated to preserving this important cultural and educational community event for our young people.

We ask for your assistance to help us achieve this.  We rely on contributions from the community to fund the festival through donations and program/website advertising, as well as to provide volunteer support during the festival.  These options are outlined at our website avmf.ca, where forms and contacts are available.  Forms may be completed and forwarded to:

Leslie Walters, Treasurer

Annapolis Valley Music Festival Society

14 Elm Avenue, Kentville NS B4N 1Y9

We have been using our website for the syllabus and forms for some years, and we now have an online program in addition to offering a print version.  Having the program available online helps families plan their schedules and assists everyone in keeping up with the inevitable changes as the Festival nears.  For our advertisers, it means that copy will be placed in both the electronic and print versions of the program.

As we continue moving toward a paperless office as far as possible, we are offering you the opportunity to have your correspondence, submissions and receipts, and payments completed through email and e-transfer.

Thank you for any support you can give the Festival.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information, and visit us at www.avmf.ca



Kathleen Fuller

President, AVMF


(902) 678-0383

Thanks to our Festival Sponsors!
Annapolis Valley Music Festival Celebrating 40 Years of Supporting Music & Youth in the Valley

Current Donors

Platinum ($5000 or more)

Gold ($2500 to $2499)

Rotary Clubs of the Annapolis Valley:  Mud Creek Rotary Club Wolfville; Rotary Club of Kentville; Rotary Club of New Minas; Rotary Club of Middleton;Rotary Club of Windsor; Rotary Club of Wolfville

We are happy to partner with the Rotary Clubs in the Annapolis Valley. To all Rotarians, we extend our thanks for their support of our mission, our appreciation for their dedication to service, and our gratitude for their material and financial support.

Silver ($1000 to $2499)

Canadian Federation of University Women

Shiretown Singers

Bronze ($500 to $999)

Sponsor ($250 to $499)


Nova Industrial Supplies


Patron($100 to $249)

Centreville Baptist Church

Maureen MacLean

Marian Fulton & Arthur Harding

Karen & Stephen Ash

Affinity Financial Group

Xerium Canada Inc. – Stowe Weavexx

Kentville Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary

St. Eulalie Rebekah Lodge #27


Donor($50 – $99)

Steven & Jennie Enman

Robert and Barbara Rushton

South Berwick Womens Institute

Berwick District Lionettes

Berwick United Church Women

Fundy Dental Centre

Port Williams Women’s  Institute

Dr. Scott Schofield

Jessica Slights

South Berwick Women’s Institute

St. Joseph’s Council – Catholic Women’s League

Margaret Ann Thornton

Trinity United Church Women

Mary E. Walsh

Wolfville Hearing Clinic

Larry and Susan Woodman

Friends ($1 – 49)

Martin Doucette

Martin Doucette

Susan Edgar

Fern Hill Institute for Plant Conservation

Olivia Frampton

G.L Wilson Enterprises

Tristian Hopkins

Kelly Kaiser

Heather MacRae

Charmaine Meadows

Farrell Nette

Charity Salsman

Vania Schofield

Sheffield Mills & Disctrict Women’s Institute

Kimberly Smolenaars

Aafje Stigter

Pauline Strong

Cheryl Thompson

Mrs. Margaret Thornton

Telana Tynski

Jyl Bishop Veale

Faye Ward

Tania Ward

Marilyn Whiteway

Patricia Williams

Weston Women’s Institute



The Festival Committee and participants of the Annapolis Valley Music Festival would like to thank the following for their moral and tangible support:

Special Thanks

Acadia University

Jim Greene

Alan Slipp

Box of Delights, Wolfville

Chisholm’s Pharmacy, Aylesford

Chisholm’s Stationery, Kentville

The Inside Story, Greenwood

Long & McQuade, New Minas

Wilson’s Pharmasave, Berwick

Wolfville Baptist Church

Blomidon Inn. Wolfville


Prize Donors

Tim & Brenda Allen                       Most Outstanding String Award

Dr. Hermann Brunner                  Hester Jackson Award – Jr. & Sr. Baroque

John & Lana Churchill                  Musical  Theatre Awards

D. Ross Cochrane Pharmacy, Ltd      Outstanding  String  Ensemble Award

Dukes of Kent                                             Award for Most Outstanding Choir or Men‘s  Quartet

Gerry Hardy & Leslie Walters              Percussion/Scholarships

Dr. Ian Harris                                           Nancy  Fraser Scholarship for Community  Choir

Herbin‘s Jewellers Ltd.                          Herbin Bowl & Award

Tom Herman &  Kathy Fuller              Evenden  Herman  Vocal Scholarship

Kings Fiddlers                                         Junior  Fiddle Scholarship

John A. Montgomerie                            Mary Montgomerie Award

NSRMTA – Valley Chapter                  Lynn Murray Memorial Awards

Robert & Jan Porter                               Guitar  Scholarship

Shiretown Singers                                  Provincial Bursaries

John & Janet Trites                                 Bands

Rev. Robert Wallace                              Instrumental  Scholarship  in memory of Gwynneth Wallace

Bill Wilson & Family                             Sandra  Wilson  Junior Piano Awards

George Estey                                           Madalin  Estey  Speech Arts Scholarship

In  Memory of Dr. Kinsman                 Dr. Paul E. Kinsman  Memorial  Shield


Provincial Bursaries

Shiretown Singers, Janet & John Trites, Gerry Hardy & Leslie Walters, Kings Fiddlers, Herbins Jewellers  Ltd., Bill  Wilson &   Family,  D. Ross Cochrane Pharmacy Ltd.