About the Association
The Sherwood Park Music Festival Association
We are a VOLUNTEER, charitable not-for-profit organization,
whose project is the Sherwood Park Music Festival
A Brief History
In 1976, a group of local music teachers were instrumental in starting the local music festival. These teachers were interested in allowing young people from our community to perform in front of a live audience and receive professional adjudication. In the early years, the Festival was affiliated with the local Kiwanis Club and was known as the Sherwood Park Kiwanis Music Festival. In 1992, the affiliation with the Kiwanis Club ended and the name was changed to the Sherwood Park Music Festival.
The Rose Bowl trophy is awarded annually for the best performer of the Festival. This award was instituted in 1995 under the leadership of Sherry Nott to mark the 25th anniversary of the Festival.
As a 30th anniversary project, the Sherwood Park Music Festival Association helped procure a Petrof Concert Grand piano for the main stage of Festival Place where it is in constant use to the benefit of the whole community.
The Sherwood Park Music Festival is a project of the Sherwood Park Music Festival Association. We are a charitable not-for-profit volunteer organization, with a desire to serve the community. The continued growth and success of the Music Festival is due to the active involvement of many volunteers, board members, festival workers and especially the continued financial support of governments, businesses, corporations and individuals. This continued involvement of all of these sectors is what allows the Festival to sustain itself from one year to the next and makes the Sherwood Park Music Festival a truly community event.
Committed To The Development Of The Performing Arts In Our Community.
To view the 2021 Audited Financial Report for the SPMFA please click here.