The Kiwanis Music Festival is looking forward to celebrating the 63rd Stars of the Festival Gala on May 24th at 7:30 pm at Centennial Hall. In 1970, our 10th Anniversary, Labatt’s established the Rose Bowl Competition to honour the outstanding young musician in the Kiwanis Music Festival of London. Winning this substantial prize has been an important stepping-stone launching a professional music career for London and area youth. Past winners have attended the most prestigious music schools including the Juilliard School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Curtis Institute and the Peabody Institute. They have made Carnegie Hall debuts, won Juno Awards and one was a semi-finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Notable winners include Arthur Rowe, Scott St. John, Kevin McMillan, Jennifer Orchard, Anita Park, Angela Park and Nathanael Bartley. Rose Bowl winners are busy working as musicians on the world-wide stage as soloists (53%), in small ensembles (42%), in orchestras (47%), in opera (26%) and making recordings (34%). They are teachers as university faculty (23%) and non-university teachers (23%). They are church musicians (6%), accompanists (11%), conductors (13%), composers (8%), and administrators for music organizations (19%). Only two do not derive their income from music – one is a medical doctor and the other is a chiropractor, but both people are still actively involved in music.