Calling all music students

Calling
all music
students for the 38th annual Festival of the Performing Arts

  • Nov. 4, 2015 7:00 p.m.

It’s time to warm up

those vocal chords. The

38th annual Festival of

the Performing Arts is on

its way.

The festival will be

held on March 7-20, 2016

at the Nechako Valley

Senior Secondary School.

Norma Hoy is a

piano teacher in Fort St.

James. “It’s such a great

opportunity for kids here

in Fort St. James. There’s

lots of talent here, so what

better way to show it off,”

she said.

“It’s a great friendly

competition. It gives kids

exposure and they receive

feedback from outside

sources. It’s educational

as well because they can

learn from seeing others

perform,” Hoy said.

Students can enter

three different categories.

Those playing piano will

perform March 14-17,

speech arts will be held

on March 7 and strings

on March 11. The festival

concert will be take place

on Sunday, March 20 at

2:30 p.m.

Hoy has seen the benefi

ts of music in children’s

lives. “The festival is such

a great opportunity for

them to showcase their

talents,” Hoy says.

“These days, there

is so much research on

the benefi ts of music for

children’s minds, their

character and it provides

discipline,” she said.

Online registration

begins Dec. 1 and closes

Jan. 11. No entries are accepted

after January 22.

To view the festival

syllabus and for more

information view: www.

musicfestivalweb/nechako