Blog Posts

The 2023 Program is Online!

February 2, 2023

The Southeastern Manitoba Festival is pleased to announce our 2023 program is available on our website.  You can view online or print it out as you like.

Post office issues

December 10, 2022

SEMF has been made aware that our post office box has not been accepting any mail and has returned some entries to our participants. We’re looking into these issues next week, but in the meantime please have your students resubmit any mailed entries (returned to sender or not) via email or fax. Entries can be… continue reading

Frances Funk Music Excellence Award Fund

November 11, 2021

“In honour of the contribution Frances Funk made to the Arts in Steinbach and Manitoba Music Festivals, her family and friends have set up a special Festival class. If you would like to support the Frances Funk Music Excellence Award Fund: please send donations to SEMF, Box 3334, Steinbach, MB; R5G 1P6 or send etransfer:… continue reading

Welcome back!

October 8, 2021

Welcome back!  We are very excited to announce that the SEMF 2022 is in the planning stages. Dates to keep in mind are: Addendum available on our website by October 15, 2021. **NEW!! Registration deadline moved to December 22, 2021.** Festival will run between February 28- March 25, 2022.

October 19, 2020

“Dear Festival participants, patrons, sponsors and friends,  With a heavy heart we must announce our decision to cancel the 2021 Southeastern Manitoba Festival. We have deliberated over our possible options and find the uncertainty of future cancellations to be cost and time prohibitive. We will look forward now to 2022 for a great Festival with… continue reading

Awards Nights Broadcast Schedule!

March 30, 2020

We are pleased to let you know that our Awards nights from the Festival will be on AM1250 radio this week. We are so thankful these events took place before all the cancellations! We hope you can join us in celebrating the wonderful talent in Southeastern Manitoba. We, at SEMF, applaud the hard work each… continue reading


March 25, 2020

Here is the link to our VIRTUAL SOUTHEASTERN STARS GALA! A BIG thank you to Michelle, Trevor, AM1250 and for putting this together to encourage our Festival participants, showcase our Trophy winners, and support the young artists in Southeast Manitoba.


March 25, 2020

IMPORTANT NEWS:  The Southeastern Manitoba Festival has now been cancelled.  All rentals at the SRSS have been cancelled.  This means there will be NO DANCE, MUSICAL THEATRE or the GALA. School has been cancelled on March 23, therefore CHORAL is also cancelled.

Third Week of SEMF!

March 9, 2020

It’s the third week of the Southeastern Manitoba Festival!  We have Senior Piano happening Sunday to Thursday at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre.  Guitar festival is on Wednesday, March 11 also at the Arts Centre.  Our Dance festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15 at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School.  Pick up… continue reading

Festival continues…

March 2, 2020

Our local music festival continues this week with Junior Piano (Beginner to Grade 4); Monday to Wednesday, Strings/Instrumental on Tuesday and our Speech/Theatre Arts category on Friday.  Anyone can come and listen for a session – only $2.00 to hear our local talent.