The Middleburg Lions Club would like to thank The Hill School and Karen Chase for their participation in this year’s Lions Club Bland Competition. We would like to thank the judges and everyone who participated. Special thanks go out to the Middleburg Lions Club members, Tom Kiernan, Ken Arthur, Ron Lang and Gary Eizember for their year-round service to the club and the community.

   This year’s Instrumental winner, Christopher Yuki Papenfuss, went on to take Second Place in the Regional contest. The winners of this event go on to compete statewide for numerous scholarships.  The competition is meant to honor James Bland, a Composer from 19th Century Virginia.

Middleburg Lions Club Bland Junior Division

1st Place Micah Josia Kao, Age 9 Played Minuet in G Major from

J.S Bach’s Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach

2nd Place Avni Garg, Age 9 Played my Heart will go on

Middleburg Lions Club Bland Senior Division

1st Place Christopher Yuki Papenfuss, Age 14

Played Sonata  No.1 II Leggiero e Legato

2nd Place Ella S. Kim, Age 7 Played

Nocturne in C Major

Tied with

2nd Place    Xiyou Wang, Age 18

Played Oiseaux tristes (Sad Birds)      


Kathleen Hall, Karen Chase,

Cynthia Paola Saucedo Estrada, Carlos Figueroa