The Williamsburg Host Lions Club hosted the Lions District 24-D Region I James Bland Music Scholarship Competition on March 11, 2016 at Williamsburg Landing. The winners from four Lions Clubs and the Zone A Bland Contests competed. There were five Instrumentalists and four Vocalists. Bryce Cuthriell, pianist, sponsored by the Williamsburg Host Lions Club, was awarded 1st Place and Kearston Gonsales, violinist, sponsored by the Warwick Lions Club, was awarded 2nd Place in the Instrumental category. Colin Freeman, baritone/bass, sponsored by the Poquoson Lions Club, was awarded 1st Place and Nancy Jane McClain, soprano, sponsored by the Lancaster County Lions Club, was awarded 2nd Place in the Vocalist category. The winners will advance to the Lions 24D District Bland Competition which will be held on April 29th at the Chandler Recital Hall at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Lion Robert Hodge was the Master of Ceremonies for the Competition.
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