Mark Street receives Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mark Street receives Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award
Ken MacLeod, NBYO-Sistema NB President & CEO, NB Lieutenant-Governor Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, and 2018 award recipient--Mark Street of the Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre

Moncton, NB: In recognition of his outstanding support of music performance and youth, Mark Street Facilities and Rentals Coordinator at Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre in Moncton, will receive the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award. 

The award was presented on Tuesday evening (June 12, 2018) at the Sistema NB Moncton Centre season finale concert.

For nearly a decade, Mark has worked closely with hundreds of musical and performance acts, as well as local community groups to support their performances events at the Centre. His dedication to this work is only surpassed by his commitment to creating opportunities for young musicians to learn and perform at Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre.

“The NBYO organization has worked very closely with Mark over the years,” says Don Matheson, Chief Operating Officer of the NBYO. “Mark continuously goes above and beyond for every event, ensuring the experience is not only pleasant but highly professional.”

The NBYO organization has worked closely with Mark on many important events with Sistema NB Children’s Orchestra, the Moncton Youth Orchestra and the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

Mark Street

Last year, this included a special concert with the National Arts Centre Orchestra where professional NAC musicians performed with Sistema NB students. Last year, the NBYO launched its Canada 150 celebrations at Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre - with a special concert and announcement of a specially commissioned song.   

“It’s truly an honour to be nominated for my work with youth and music,” says Mark. “I love what I do and knowing that it makes a positive difference in the lives of young people means a lot to me. I want to thank the NBYO for this recognition.”

About the Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra created the Lieutenant Governor’s NBYO Award in 2006 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The annual award recognizes exemplary leadership and contribution to youth in the development of music and/or the orchestral community in New Brunswick.

The Award is presented each year during the NBYO concert season to deserving musicians, instructors, members, patrons or volunteers from across the province and beyond.  The NBYO Awards Committee receives the nominations from the community and selects the deserving recipients.

About the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra

The mission of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential through learning and performing orchestral music. The NBYO is one of the most innovative and distinguished youth orchestras in Canada, and features some of the province’s most talented young musicians. The NBYO has performed in some of the world’s great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, The Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China and the Musikverein, the home stage of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria. In 2011, the Orchestra was awarded first place in the category of Symphony Orchestra at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.  It has five CD recordings and has received an East Coast Music Award for best classical recording.  In addition to performing with a high level of excellence, the Orchestra continues to commission original works, collaborate with guest conductors and performers, and tour both in New Brunswick, Canada and internationally.

The NBYO’s key goals are to develop an outstanding provincial youth orchestra, expand the participation of young people, and create greater awareness and appreciation for orchestral music in New Brunswick.  For more information about the orchestra, members and upcoming events across the province, visit

For more information:

Mariam Mesbah

Director of Marketing and Communications

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra