On May 22, 2009 Howe Sound Performing Arts Association held the 17th Annual Star Search.  Local kids and youth from all over Squamish competed while wowing audiences with their amazing and diverse talent!

The winners of the 2009 Star Search were:

KIDS DIVISION
First Place: Nicole Leisher
Second Place: David Thompson
YOUTH DIVISION:
First Place: Kayli Wilkinson
Second Place: Angela Cho

Watch a video reel of the winners, courtesy of Squamish Online

Thank you to everyone for an amazing show!

PERFORMERS
KIDS DIVISION
1. Ashley Ganske, piano
2. Colby Bogan, voice & piano
3. Deana Pontini, voice
4. Chance Wright, alto sax
5. Emily & Sydney Doyle, musical theatre duo
6. Wyatt Gilson, drums
7. Rhys Verner, bass guitar
8. Sabrina Lanter, voice
9. David Thomson, voice
10. Nicole Leisher, dance

YOUTH DIVISION
1. Emma Wong, voice
2. Scott MacDonald, voice
3. Cody Wright, tenor sax
4. Kayla Uren, dance
5. Rachel Wiklund, voice & guitar
6. Angela Cho, piano
7. Gabriela Verdicchio, voice
8. Kayli Wilkinson, voice & piano

GUEST PERFORMERS
The Sound Youth Choir
Emma Pedersen & Ashley Schultheiss
Jocelyn Pettit

PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Melissa Braun

DIRECTORS
Kristine Miles
Shannon Grantham
Kelly Coubrough

JUDGES
Colleen Koop
Aaron Purdie
Naomi Lang
Dana-Marie Battaglia

Thank you to our sponsors!

A non-profit society that fosters the Arts cannot exist without its members, volunteers and sponsors. Here is a list of our current sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful:

St. John the Divine Anglican Church

1930 Diamond Rd. Squamish, BC

 
Nesters Market, Squamish
Meadowbrook Suite, Squamish
Peter Gomes
Piano Technician
 

Dana-Marie Battaglia
DMB Websites

 

The Howe Sound Performing Arts Association has been assisting and developing performing arts activities in the community since 1993.

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