The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is looking for devotees of the universal language – music – for the 16th annual Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award.
The Award, presented to deserving musicians, instructors, members, patrons or volunteers from across the province and beyond celebrates the musical development of youth and the orchestral community in New Brunswick, Don Matheson, Chief Operating Officer for the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, said.
The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra created the NBYO awards in 2006 to celebrate the orchestra’s 40th anniversary.
The award is presented each year during the NBYO concert season following nominations and upon the recommendation of the NBYO Awards Committee.
Mrs. Lucinda Flemer, founder of Kingsbrae Garden and KIRA Amphitheatre was recognized in 2022 for her unwavering support for young musicians by Honourable Brenda L. Murphy, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.
Mrs. Flemer, a vocal ambassador for students, NBYO and Sistema NB, has constructed a world-class performing arts venue with the help of the Province of New Brunswick and Government of Canada at the KIRA Amphitheatre. Musicians are calling the facility the top outdoor venue in Atlantic Canada.
Previous award recipients included Muriel and Robert Buckley, who encouraged and supported their seven children as members of the NBYO at the same time; David and Sonja Adams, recently retired from Symphony New Brunswick, distinguished NBYO faculty and two of the founding members of the Saint John String Quartet; and Don Bosse, music teacher/band director at Fredericton High School who lead an extremely successful band program and is revered in Fredericton and beyond for his prolific jazz performances.
Nominations for the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award are now open, with a February 1, 2023 deadline. Nominations by email are acceptable. For nomination forms and further information, please contact: Don Matheson, Chief Operating Officer, New Brunswick Youth Orchestra P. O. Box 1617, Moncton, NB E1C 9X4. Phone: (506) 866-7920. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://nbyo-ojnb.ca/
The Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award recipients will be presented at the NBYO season finale in Fredericton on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
About the Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award
The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra created the NBYO awards in 2006 on the occasion of its 40th anniversary as an annual awards program to recognize exemplary leadership and contribution to the development of the orchestra, the musical development of youth and/or the orchestral community in New Brunswick.
The Award is presented each year during the NBYO concert season to deserving musicians, instructors, members, patrons or volunteers from across the province and beyond, following nominations and upon the recommendation of the NBYO Awards Committee. The Award will be presented each year to a maximum of three individuals or organizations, having made a sustained and significant contribution to the NBYO mission, the musical development of youth, and/or the orchestral community in New Brunswick.
About the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
The mission of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music. The NBYO is one of the most innovative and distinguished youth orchestras in Canada, and features some of the province’s most talented young musicians.
About Sistema NB
Sistema NB, a program of the NBYO, began in 2009, and provides access to music education and the orchestra to children and youth who otherwise might not have opportunity. Sistema NB operates
9 centers, in Moncton, Saint John, Richibucto, Edmundston, Miramichi, Hillsborough, Tracadie,
the Elsipogtog First Nation, and Fredericton and engages more than 1100 children daily. Sistema NB is the largest program of its kind in Canada and a recognized leader not only at home, but also internationally.
For more information about NBYO, Sistema NB and upcoming events across the province, visit www.NBYO-ojnb.com or Sistema | Making a difference through music. (sistemanb.ca)
Don Matheson, Chief Operating Officer
New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (506) 866-7920