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:

First Place: Nicole Leisher
Second Place: David Thompson
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!

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

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

The Sound Youth Choir
Emma Pedersen & Ashley Schultheiss
Jocelyn Pettit

Melissa Braun

Kristine Miles
Shannon Grantham
Kelly Coubrough

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, 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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