Dear Friend,

The Annapolis Valley Music Festival committee has planning well underway for the 2019 festival beginning Monday April 29, and we are again returning to the one week format culminating in Stars of the Festival concerts on May 5.

Our 2018 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 42nd!) 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.  As we continue to move toward a paperless office, we are offering you the opportunity to have your correspondence, submissions and receipts, and payments completed through email and e-transfer.  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.

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)

Acadia University and Acadia University School of Music

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

Bronze ($500 to $999)

Sponsor ($250 to $499)


Nova Industrial Supplies

Patron($100 to $249)

Karen & Stephen Ash

Centreville Baptist Church

Fundy Dental Centre

Camille Herbin

Kentville Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary

Maureen MacLean

John and Beth Pineo\

Xerium Canada Inc. – Stowe Weavexx

Donor($50 – $99)

Berwick District Lionettes

Berwick United Church Women

Steven & Jennie Enman

Mary Kyd

Paul Lannan

Robert and Barbara Rushton

Jessica Slights

South Berwick Womens Institute

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

Mary E. Walsh

Friends ($1 – 49)

Cynthia Black

Clothing Line Factory (G.L. Wilson Enterprises)

Joceline Doucette

Fern Hill Institute

Catherine Townsend Fuller

Lenore Dufton-Johnstone

Alison MacLean

Charmin Meadows

Mrs. Margaret Thornton

Charity Salsman

Stephanie Sedgwick

Pauline Strong

Nanette Velasco

Faye Ward

Weston Women’s Institute

Patricia Williams

Katharine Worton


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

Alan Slipp

Blomidon Inn

Box of Delights, Wolfville

Chisholm’s Stationery,


Gerry Hardy

Jim Greene

John Trites

Long & McQuade, New Minas

Spitfire Sign Shop Ltd.-Ian


Wilson’s Pharmasave, Berwick

Wolfville Baptist Church

Prize Donors

Tim & Brenda Allen

Dr. Herman  Brunner

John & Lana Churchill

Ross Cochrane Pharmacy Ltd.

Dukes of Kent

Gerry Hardy & Leslie Walters

Natalie Harnum

Dr. Ian Harris

Camille Herbin

Herbin’s Jewelers Ltd.

Dr. Tom Herman & Dr. Kathy  Fuller

Kathleen Jung

Sharon Kinsman

Long & McQuade

John A Montgomerie

NSRMTA- Valley Chapter

Janet & John Trites

The Wallace Family

Bill Wilson & Family