SEMF is excited to announce that AM 1250 Radio will be broadcasting the Awards Night performances!   All evenings begin at 7:00 p.m.  Monday, March 25th is VOCAL AWARDS NIGHT.  Tuesday, March 26th is SENIOR PIANO, GRADES 5 to 8.  Wednesday, March 27th is SENIOR PIANO, GRADES 9 to Diploma.   Thursday, March 28th is JUNIOR PIANO.  Friday, March 29th is the SOUTHEAST STARS GALA.


For more details, please consult the Official Program, available February 1st at:

latest info here!

The festival committee strives to do their best to provide dates and information in the addendum published in October each year. However, there will possibly be changes as venues and adjudicators are booked. 

Please keep checking this website page for the very latest dates and information. 


Dates: Monday, February 18 to Thursday, February 21
Location: Evangelical Fellowship Church
Adjudicator: Millie Hildebrand

Awards Night:
Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Evangelical Fellowship Church


Dates: Thursday, February 28
Location: Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Oleg Pokhanovski

senior piano

Dates: Monday, February 25 to Thursday, February 28
Location: St. Paul Lutheran’s Church
Adjudicator: Chris Kayler

Awards Nights:
Grade 5 and 6:
Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm
St. Paul Lutheran’s Church

Grade 7 and 8:
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 pm
St .Paul Lutheran’s Church

Grade 9 to Diploma:
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran’s Church

junior piano

Dates: Monday, March 4 to Thursday, March 7
Location: Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Eleanor Epp

Awards Night:
Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church


Dates: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10
Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17
Location: Steinbach Regional Secondary School

Elizabeth Rotoff
Nicolette Rieger
Romeo Suban

Highlights Evening:
Sunday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Steinbach Regional Secondary School

musical theatre

Dates: Monday, March 11 to Wednesday, March 13
Location: Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre/Steinbach Regional Secondary School
Adjudicator: Chelsea Chimilar

Awards Night:
Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Steinbach Regional Secondary School


Dates: Wednesday, March 13
Location: Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre
Adjudicator: Richard Tyborowski

speech/theatre arts

Dates: Friday, March 15
Location: Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church
Adjudicator: Tom Soares


Dates: Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19
Location: Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite Church
Adjudicator: Janet Brenneman

southeastern stars gala

Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Steinbach Regional Secondary School

am 1250 radio broadcast dates

Monday, March 25th, 7:00 p.m. – Vocal Awards Night


Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m. – Senior Piano, Grades 5 to 8


Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. – Senior Piano, Grades 9 to Diploma


Thursday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. – Junior Piano


Friday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. – Southeast Stars Gala

festival cancellation policy

If there is a school closure in the Hanover School Division due to a storm day, Festival classes scheduled at the SRSS will be cancelled, however classes at non-school venues will continue as scheduled for the day and evening.   Awards nights (including the Southeastern Stars Gala) also will not be cancelled.

If the Hanover School Division announces a school closure due to extreme cold, Festival classes will continue as scheduled. We will make every effort to reschedule cancelled classes, subject to adjudicator availability.

School cancellations will be announced on Mix 96.7 FM, Country 107, AM 1250, and
Festival changes can also be found at our website