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The International  Whistlers Convention (IWC) for 2007 - The 34th IWC was scheduled in April in the historic town of Louisburg,  North Carolina, USA, the world's whistling capital.

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To the  International  Whistlers  Convention (IWC), held annuall (unless otherwise listed) the third or fourth week of April in the historic town of  Louisburg,  North  Carolina,  USA, the world's whistling capital. The Convention, Music Festival, International School for Whistlers, and International Whistlers Museum are all sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council, an honored member of the State of North Carolina Arts Council System, and officially supported by the County of Franklin, the town of Louisburg, and Louisburg College (founded in 1779). Governor  Mike  Easley  has declared a "Happy Whistlers Week" for citizens and visitors to honor the  art  of  whistling by participating in the scheduled events.


For 
2009  the  36th  IWC is scheduled for the week of April 22-26.  Official events begin Wednesday. Convention schedule will be announced April 19, 2008. International Whistling Competition of adults, teenagers, and children, receptions, banquets, whistlers museum tours, and ending on Sunday with whistling at churches and sanctuaries.

Go to the Official Website:   http://www.whistlingiwc.com 

 

2007 Winners
34th International
Whistlers Convention

International Male Grand Champions
1st Place:  Terry Rappold, Hirahan, Louisiana, USA
2nd Place:  Shinichi Urushihara, Ushiku Ibaraki, Japan
3rd Place: Steven Herbst, NewYork City, New York, USA


International Female Grand Champions
1st Place:  Kimiko Wakiyama, Higashiyamato City, Tokyo, Japan
2nd Place: Patricia Sonnier, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA  
3rd Place:  Carole Kaufman, Pasadena, CA


Teenage Champions
1st Place:  Takumi Gima, Osaka Sayama City, Osaka, Japan
(Second place in All Japan Whistle Contest for 2006 in Japan)
1st Place:  Emily Edwards, Zebulon, North Carolina, USA
2nd Place:   Todd Dickerson, Hickory, NC, USA
2nd Place:  Alysha Wonka, Louisburg, North Carolina, USA
3rd Place: Dean DeChiaro, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


Children’s Champions
1st Place:  Chihaya Kosugiyama, Toyonaka Hotarugaike, Japan
2nd Place:  Paula Edwards, Zebulon, North Carolina, USA
3rd Place:  Cassidy Osgood, Louisburg, NC, USA


Allied Arts: Adult  Males
1st Place:  Mike Cooney (with wife Pat), Edmonton, AB, Canada
2nd Place:  Clarence Gary Phifer (with partner Sandra Henzler), Columbia, South Carolina, USA


Allied Arts: Adult  Females
1st Place:  Carole Kaufman, Pasadena, CA
2nd Place:  Massae (Cristina) Toyohashi, Minuma-Ku, Saitama, Japan


Allied Arts: Teens
1st Place:  Todd Dickerson, Hickory, NC, USA
2nd Place:  Dean DeChiaro, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA


2007 Whistlers’ Hall of Fame Award
Steven Herbst, New York City, NY, USA


Lillian Williams Entertainment Award
Tom Bryant, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Phyllis Heil, Hickory, North Carolina, USA


Honorary Citizens' Award --- (From the Town of Louisburg)
Ben Bramble
Glanbrook, NSW, Australia


Go to the Official Website:   http://www.whistlingiwc.com 

 

       

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Winners of the 32st International
Whistlers Convention in 2005

International Male Grand Champions

1st Place:  Geert Chatrou, Mierlo, The Netherlands
2nd Place: Terry Rappold, Harahan, Louisburg, USA
3rd Place: Jason Victor Serinus, Oakland, California, USA


International Female Grand Champions

1st Place:  Sandra Henzler, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2nd Place: Carole Anne Kaufman, Pasadena, California, USA
3rd Place: Phyllis Heil, Hickory, North Carolina, USA


Grand Teenage Champions

1st Place:  Todd Dickerson, Hickory, North Carolina, USA
2nd Place: Cal Fenwick, Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada
3rd Place: Dean DeChiaro, New Jersey, USA


Grand Childrens' Champions
1st Place:  Emily Edwards, Zebulon, North Carolina, USA
2nd Place: Alysha Wonka, Louisburg, North Carolina, USA
3rd Place: Paula Edwards, Zebulon, North Carolina, USA


Male Allied Arts Champions
1st Place:  Graham Stewart, Ithca, New York, USA
2nd Place: Michael Bravin, Annapolis, Maryland, USA


Allied Arts Female Champions
1st Place:  Sandra Henzler, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2nd Place: Carole Skinner, Miller, South Dakota, USA


Entertainer of the Year
(In honor of Lillian Williams)


Steven Herbst, New York City, New York, USA
Phyllis Heil, Hickory, North Carolina, USA

2005 Whistlers' Hall of Fame Award
Barry Rector, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Honorary Citizens' Award
(From the Town of Louisburg)


Tang Chen-Dong, Gan-Jing -Zi District, Dalian, Republic of China
(And 4th Place in the Male's Grand Championship)


Winners of the 31st International
Whistlers Convention in 2004


International Male Grand Champions

1st Place:Geert Chatrou, Mierlo, The Netherlands
2nd Place:Steven Herbst, New York, NY
3rd Place Tie:Chris Ullman, Alexandria, VA
3rd Place Tie:Graham Stewart, Ithaca, NY


International Female Grand Champions

1st Place:Sandra Henzler, Fort Collins, CO
2nd Place:Carole Kaufman, Pasadena, CA
3rd Place:Phyllis Heil, Newton, NC


Teenage Champions

Male: Cal Fenwick, Kirkfield, Ontario, Canada
Female: Malia French, West Jordan, UT


Children’s Champions

1st Place:Emily Edwards, Louisburg, NC
2nd Place:Queena Stewart, Ithaca, NY
3rd Place:Jacklyn Horton, Louisburg, NC



2004 Whistlers’ Hall of Fame Award

Patty Ediger, Dayton, OR



Lillian Williams Entertainment Award

Steven Herbst, New York, NY
Carole Skinner, Miller, SD


Go to the Official Website:   http://www.whistlingiwc.com 

 

 

           

 

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