The Kamloops Music Collective's Spring Programs

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The Kamloops Music Collective's Spring 2021 Programs

The Kamloops Music Collective is proud to offer a combination of in person and online programs for the young musicians in our community this Spring! Below is a list of programs will be taking place in the coming months to keep music and music education in your life this season.

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Set the Stage! A Spring Break Performing Arts Program

Dates: March 15th - 19th 2021

Prerequisite: In Grades 2 - 7, No experience necessary!

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm daily

Location: Kamloops United Church (421 St. Paul Street)

Cost: $345

Instructor: Brittany Zettergreen  Assistant Instructor: Samuel Bregoliss

Imagine a day filled with musical theatre, set design, instrument exploration, musical games and friends! At Set the Stage! we teach musical theatre fundamentals that help students shine on stage and in all aspects of their lives. This camp is perfect for kids in grades 2-7, beginners are welcome!

This Spring Break, enroll the kids in a Performing Arts Camp that is modeled after our popular summer program, the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music!  Kids who take part will get to explore many aspects of musical theatre and music exploration. We are excited to announce that this year students will have the opportunity to learn and perform the Jr. musical theatre production of Matilda!

About the Show:

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!


Could You Hug a Cactus? An Online Musical Theater Program

Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 20th - June 10th

Registration is open until April 27th

Prerequisite: In Grades 3 - 8, Beginners Welcome!

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm (PT)

Location: Online (Zoom)

Cost: By Donation

Instructor: Sam Bregoliss       Assistant: Mandy Maher

Could you hug a cactus? 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: 

Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, Could You Hug A Cactus? is a musical revue that follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?


This “hybrid” musical is designed to be performed either virtually or onstage. It’s simple, flexible and easily customizable for your performance needs.

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Online Family Ukulele Classes

Available For: Families with children over 7 years old  (no experience needed)

Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 minute lesson once per week. Running between May 3rd and June 11th 2021

Location: Online (Zoom)

Cost: $175 per family. A package will be available for pickup with all supplies needed 
Materials Deposit- $100 per family, refunded upon return of all equipment.

Instructor: Tina Hebner  

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, sheet music, a tuner 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.  

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Financial Assistance

Finances should never prevent a child from participating in the arts. The Kamloops Music Collective is committed to making our programming accessible to as many children and youth in our community as possible. Our bursary program has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of local kids by helping them access in tuition-based programs at a reduced rate.  If you need financial assistance, please apply.    

KMC Bursaries are awarded on the basis of commitment to music and financial need. While we try to help as many youth as possible,  the number of bursaries that we approve is limited by the funding our organization receives from local donors. 

To be considered for financial assistance, applicants can complete an online application form and then email in supporting documents.  Your privacy matters to us and your information and situation never shared with anyone. 

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Helping Us to Make These Programs Possible

We would like to share our gratitude with the United Way and with the British Columbia Arts Council for supporting our organization and our Spring programs! Their funding has made many of these opportunities possible.