The Kamloops Music Collective's Winter Programs

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The Kamloops Music Collective's Winter 2021 Programs

The Kamloops Music Collective is proud to offer activities and programs for kids to take part in from the safety of their own home this Winter. Below is a list of programs will be taking place in the coming months to keep music and music education in your life!

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Super Happy Awesome News!

An Online Musical Theater Production

Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 19th - March 11th

Registration is open until January 26th

Prerequisite: In Grades 3 - 8, Beginners Welcome!

Time: 4:30 - 5:30

Location: Online (Zoom)

Cost: By Donation

Instructor: Sam Bregoliss  Assistant: Mandy Maher

Super Happy Awesome News! 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:

Two siblings launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the title of happiest news show. Soon, their correspondents are in a whirlwind of ecstatic musical reporting – from joyful weather forecasts, to cheerful cooking segments and blissful political updates! But, when vulnerability starts peeking through the euphoric facade, they’re left wondering: is there room for raw honesty on a super happy broadcast? This new virtual musical (designed specifically to be rehearsed and performed remotely), incorporates real stories from kids age 7-14, offering a positive outlet for them to express their emotions.

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Unplug and Play Instrument Build Workshop

When: Sunday Jan 24th

Time: 2 PM- 2:45 PM 

Available For: Families with kids aged 4-8 

Location: Online (Zoom).

Instructors: Mandy Maher and Carson Sautner

Cost: Free 

Registration: Open until Jan. 21st at midnight

The Kamloops Music Collective is excited to be participating in the Interior Savings Unplug and Play Series! This year we are offering an Instrument Build Workshop with the talented Mandy Maher and Carson Sautner! We welcome families with young children to sign up for this interactive workshop, where you will get to create your own Maracas with kits provided by the Kamloops Music Collective! After everyone completes their set of Maracas, we will lead all our participants through Down By the Bay and You Are My Sunshine! All that is required to participate in this workshop is a computer with video and audio and a whole lotta enthusiasm! We can't wait to see you there!

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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 January 25th and March 5th. 

Cost: $149 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  

Back by popular demand, The Kamloops Music Collective is excited to be offering a second round of Family Ukulele Classes, designed to 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.  

Arts & Crafts

Make Your Own Instrument Kit

We know that it’s been a challenging year for many, but the Kamloops Music Collective would like to help make the time you spend at home full of music and creativity! 

Have you got kids that love making crafts and music?  Now you can now order your own “make your own instrument” kits to be picked up at the KMC office, or mailed to your house. Once you’ve picked the instruments you want to make, all that’s left is to order and create! Continue scrolling below to view our picture tutorials and in depth instructions, family supervision is recommended for all instruments. Enjoy getting creative!

Kits Available: 

  • Egg Maracas

  • Tambourine

  • Straw Pan-Flute

  • Spin Drums

  • Alligator Castanet

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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. 

Helping Us to Make These Programs Possible

We would like to share our gratitude with the City of Kamloops, for supporting our organization and our fall programs! Their funding has made many of these opportunities (including our donation based programs) possible. 

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