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The Kamloops Music Collective's Fall 2021 Programs

The Kamloops Music Collective is excited to offer a number of online and in person programs and opportunities this Fall! From the exciting "New Music Festival" to the beloved " Family Ukulele" program, and so much more! All the information on these programs can be found below! We hope to see you at one of these programs/events! 

The Kamloops New Music Festival


Participants: There are opportunities for participants of all ages and experience levels!
Dates: This festival happens between October 1st and 24th 2021


The Kamloops New Music Festival is an annual event in Kamloops, BC presented by the Kamloops Music Collective to celebrate the innovative ways musicians are creating and sharing music within the community. It is a space that allows students of all ages - with or without any musical experience - to explore new sounds and ideas. Here you can learn about improvisation, composition, art, electronics and more. Join us for one of our many workshops!

Online Family Ukulele Classes

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Participants: This program is perfect for families with children over 7 years old (no experience needed)
Dates: Weekly lessons, between the weeks of September 27th - November 5th
Time: Times will depend on teacher and family availability
Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 minute lesson once per week
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: $195 per family which includes a package of equipment and supplies that will be available for pickup from our office.  
Equipment Deposit: $100 per family (refunded once equipment is returned). Each family will be supplied with ukuleles, stands and music sheets.  
Lead Instructor: Tina Hebner        

About the Program:The Kamloops Music Collective is proud to introduce an opportunity that will allow families to experience music together!  Our online family ukulele classes allow you to learn ukulele at home, as a family with expert instruction from master ukulele player, Tina Hebner.  

All participating families will have a package made up for them which will include ukuleles, stands, and any other necessary materials. There will be a $100 refundable fee required at the time of registration to acquire this package. Upon return of the supplies, the money will be returned. Once the program is concluded we ask that families once again return the supplies to the Kamloops Music Collective Office. After the registration is processed, we will be in touch to arrange the details!

Each family will work with the instructor to book a weekly time slot for their lessons.  Families will be encouraged to practice together throughout the week in preparation for their next lesson.  

Enchantment: A Musical Revue
An Online Musical Theater Program

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Participants: This online musical theatre program is perfect for young performers in Grades 3 - 8, beginners welcome!
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays between September 28th until the week of November 4th
Registration will be open until October 5th!
4:30 - 5:30 PM 
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: By Donation
Program Instructors: Sam Bregoliss and Mandy Maher    

About the Program: Enchantment: A Musical Revue is an online musical theatre program for students interested in developing their performance skills in a safe and encouraging environment. This program is open to all skill levels and the musical has enough roles that every participant will play a part in the final production! The course will conclude with a live recording session where the students get to show their stuff! 

About the Show: Enchantment: A Musical Revue will feature some of Walt Disney's most famous fairytale characters as they strut their stuff and perform your Favorite Musical Hits! This virtual performance is full of laughs and funny moments that the whole family will love.

BAND Together
An introduction to high school concert band at the Kamloops School of the Arts

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Participants: This program is perfect for Grade 6 or 7 students who want to learn a band instrument
Dates: 6 sessions on Fridays, once per week. October 8th to November 19th 2021. No session on October 22nd as it is an in-service day.
Time: 3:30 - 5pm 
Kamloops School of the Arts Band Room
Cost: $60 program fee (snacks and instruments are provided)
Lead Instructor: Steve Weisgerber

About the Program: BAND Together is a collaboration between School District 73 and the Kamloops Music Collective that introduces elementary school students to high school band. Grade 6 and 7 students are invited to participate in a 6 week Introduction to Concert Band program at the Kamloops School of the Arts campus. This program gives the students a chance to interact with peers who will be attending the same high school as them in September 2022 or 2023, while also exploring their potential future music program with the school's band teacher.

The Whole Note Program


Participants: This program is perfect for young musicians in grades 6-11 who face financial barriers.

Dates: Applications are now open and will remain open until November 1st. Participants will be welcomed into the program in mid November!

About the Program: Whole Note is a community-based initiative unique to Kamloops that supports youth musicians who face financial barriers, but are committed to fulfilling their music potential. Planned as a multi-year program beginning in Fall 2016, Whole Note provides a comprehensive, yet fun approach to music education through lessons, mentorship, and performance opportunities for students in Grades 6 through 11. Youth who participate in the program are also encouraged to share their love of music and the knowledge they gain through the program with others in the community.

The students accepted into this program will receive a series of 10 music lessons (instrument or voice) with accredited music teachers in the community (to a maximum $250), a $545 scholarship to the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music, which is hosted annually for three weeks in July, and a set of professional photos with their instrument and a Whole Note T-shirt.