The Long And McQuade Musical Instruments Singing Contest With John Santos is truly one of a kind. As you surf this site you can get a great overview of our history and all the elements that make us unique. Our prizes are bigger and better than even including 3 CDs recorded and produced by a multi-platinum award winning producer and trips and vacations galore. All our finalists get a chance to record at first class professional studio and to appear on our compilation CD. We offer singers the chance to sing in any language they prefer and world class coaching along the way. From our qualifying rounds to our dazzling Grand Finale we treat our contestants like the artists they dream of becoming and make the journey the time of their lives.
Last season alone our finalists ranged in age from 10 to 65 and represented the mosaic culture of Canada as widely and wonderfully as imaginable. We added an amazing live band to accompany our finalists, which brought the experience to a whole new level.
The little contest that John and Lisa Santos started has come of age. Review our rules and schedule to get an overview of how the contest operates. Take a look through our Magazine, which is truly one of a kind. Take a look through the Where Are They Now section. In the past year alone our contestants have gotten incredible opportunities including performing at the CHIN Picnic, Honey Jam, Toronto Youth Day (in Dundas Square), Buskerfest Ball and the list goes on and on. With the launch of our new Management division we are now more involved with the future careers of our contestants than ever. Check out the success of Heather Russell and stay tuned for more exciting news.
Remember The Long And McQuade Muiscal Instruments Singing Contest With John Santos is not about who wins and loses. We work hard to offer a great opportunity for singers at all levels. Sure someone is going to win in both the Juvenile and Adult catagories. But our objective is to offer a great growth and learning forum for all our singers at all levels. For our youth it’s a great step forward and positive experience with the joys of performing. For our older singers it’s a chance to strut their stuff one more time and hear that applause yet again.
Welcome to our contest. It’s going to be a fantastic season and we are very pleased to have you with us.