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SEE OUR HOME PAGE FOR THE COMPLETE RESULTS OF THE STERLING LIONS CLUB 2022 JAMES A BLAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION THAT WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022.

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THE CONTEST REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ALL VIRGINIA STUDENTS FROM GRADE K TO 12.  Registration priority was is given to students who live or study music in the Eastern Loudoun area.  ______________________________________________

The Contest is open to all Kindergarten through 12th grade students being schooled or home schooled in Virginia that have not previously won the State Title in either the Vocal or Instrumental Category.

On the day of the event, guests are welcomed to attend the contest which is adjudicated in a recital format.  There is was no admission. 

For More Information: 

Lion Michael Winthrop, or Lion Cindy Berg, Bland Contest Co-Chairs

Sterling Lions Club

P.O. Box 45

Sterling, VA  20167-0045

e-Mail:  SterlingLions@verizon.net

Phone:  (703)723-0077

 

 

"Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" was written by James A. Bland.

This is special music to the Lions in Virginia. The Lions Clubs of Virginia sponsor a music contest for school students called the "Bland Contest" in honor of James A. Bland.

The Annual Bland Music Scholarships Program was established in 1948 to assist and promote cultural and educational opportunities for the musically talented youth of Virginia. The program consists of elimination contests starting at club level and continuing through “State Final Contest.” The program is open to any boy or girl, vocalist or instrumentalist, properly sponsored by a Virginia Lions Club.

For more information on the Bland Music Competition..

THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!



The 2020 Sterling Lions James A Bland Music Scholarship Competition Winners and Contestants:

THE WINNERS

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The 2016 Sterling Lions James A Bland Music Scholarship Competition Winners and Contestants: 

THE WINNERS

The Winners:  (Pictured From Left to Right):  PDG Mike Ryan, Contest Co-Chair. Second Place Instrumentalist, Clara Seon-Woo Na. First Place Instrumentalist, Masato Alexander Chang. First Place Vocalist, Isabella Turilli. Sterling Lions Club President, Lion Betsy Ryan. Second Place Vocalist, Jessica Pressley.

First Place Vocalist: 

Isabella Turilli, a 16 year old junior at Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, VA.  She is a Mezzo Soprano and performed "Voi Che Sapete" from "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  She was accompanied by Nikola Paskalov and studies under the direction of Maria Dolan. 

 

 

 

 

First Place Instrumentalist:

Masato Alexander Chang, a 13 year old 8th Grader at Longfellow Middle School in Vienna, VA.  He played the Violin and performed the “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Camille Saint-Saëns.  He is a student of Amy Beth Horman and was accompanied by Brad Clark on the Piano. 

 

 

 

 

Second Place Vocalist:

Jessica Pressley, a 17 year old junior at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, VA.  Her Soprano Composition was “Plaisir d'amour” by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini.  She studies under Joyce Lundy and was accompanied by Lori Taylor on the Piano.

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place Instrumentalist: 

Clara Seon-Woo Na, is a 16 year old junior at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, VA.  Her Piano Composition was “Prelude Op. 32 No. 12” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  She is a student of Elizabeth Stephenson.

 

 

 

 

 

THE CONTESTANTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Kayleigh Y Kim - Violinist                                                                                                            Ava A Nguyen - Pianist

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Akira Dasgupta - Vocalist                                                                                                              Alexis N Lovern - Pianist

 

 

 

 

 

   

     Anya A Raval - Pianist                                                                                                                  Mikayla B Connolly - Vocalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Kelly Zhou - Pianist                                                                                                                     Ria A Raval - Pianist

 

 

 

 

 

  

       George Jackson Pope - Violinist                                                                                                Carleton K Draughn - Pianist

 

 

 

 

 

      Mika Nakama Cutler -Violinist                                                                                                     Esther Yang - Violinist

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Annamaria Kendrat - Vocalist                                                                                                     Marisa C Liles - Violinist

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Michelle M Mullany - Vocalist                                                                                                       Penelope B Mort Ranta - Violaist

                                                                     

                                                                            Anchy Cho - Pianist

* In all of the above pictures: the winners are accompanied by the Contest Co-Chair, PDG Mike Ryan and Sterling Lions President, Betsy Ryan.

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The 2009 Region 3 Bland Music Competition:

1st Place Vocalist - Meagan Sill

1st Place Instrumentalist - Brian King

2nd Place Vocalist - Anne Hruskoci

2nd Place Instrumentalist - Jehshua Karunakaran

Photo credit: Beth Pontiff


        The 2009 Sterling and Leesburg Host Bland Music Competition:

 

Photo credit: Beth Pontiff

1st Place Vocalist - Christine Comer

1st Place Instrumentalist - Brian King

2nd Place Vocalist -  Joey Caccia

2nd Place Instrumentalist - Benyamin Dabiri

3rd Place Vocalist - Jennifer Weyman

3rd Place Instrumentalist - Ryan Anderson


        The 2008 Sterling Lions Club Bland Music Competition:

1st Place Instrumentalist - Victor Shen

1st Place Vocalist - Emily K Voreas

2nd Place Vocalist - Marshall A Severin

2nd Place Instrumentalist - Benyamin Dabiri


        The 2007 Sterling Lions Club Bland Music Competition:

 

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