Crescent Collegiate wins inaugural Instrumental Rose Bowl

Terry Roberts
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Carbonear Collegiate turns in best choral performance at music festival

The inaugural Kiwanis Club of Carbonear Music Festival’s Instrumental Rose Bowl has been awarded to the Crescent Collegiate Concert Band.

The 20-member band claimed the award during the second of three grand concerts held at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre Wednesday night (March 28).

It followed the awarding of the Junior Rose Bowl to Antonia Whelan of Harbour Grace on Tuesday night (March 27).

The winner of the Senior Rose Bowl (best overall solo performance in vocal, piano and instrumental) will be revealed tonight (March 29) during the third and final grand concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

This is the first year for the Instrumental Rose Bowl, which was initiated following a recommendation from adjudicators at past festivals. It goes to a group of 13 or more members that is deemed to have turned in the best overall instrumental performance during the festival.

In addition to the prestige of winning a Rose Bowl, the Blaketown school also received a $300 cash prize. The Crescent band is led by music teacher Robert Colbourne.

The runner-up, Amalgamated Academy Traditional Ensemble of Bay Roberts, received a $150 cash prize.

Another highlight from Wednesday’s concert was the presentation of the Choral Rose Bowl, which was established in 2008.

For the second time in the past three years, the award went to the Carbonear Collegiate Choir, which is guided by music teacher Anne Whelan.

The runner-up was the Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble.

For complete coverage of the festival, including stories, photos and a full list of award winners, see the April 3 print edition of The Compass.

Organizations: Kiwanis Club, Conception Bay Regional Community Centre, Blaketown school Amalgamated Academy Traditional Ensemble The Compass

Geographic location: Carbonear, Bay Roberts

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