Please note that the dates of the 2018 festival have changed to April 12-15. Also, the registration deadline has been extended to July 15th from June 30th.
The 2018 Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival will take place April 19-22 at the Banff Centre. The 2018 web page will be on line next week.
Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP – Anna Ding
SNV VOCAL JAXX CAMP – Sydney Marshall, Camryn Likely
BERKLEE SUMMER PERFORMANCE PROGRAM – Danny Zapata
SAVE THE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP – David Hodgson, Colleen Zwarych
FESTIVAL CONCERT SCHEDULE 2017
Thursday April 20 – AL & Friends
7:00pm – Anacortes, Chorazz, DRCSS, Fleetwood Park, Fort Richmond, Henry G. Izatt, Holy Cross, Pacific Academy, Steinbach, Western Canada.
8:15pm – Argyle, Bellerose, Carson Graham, Glenlawn, Handsworth, Grant Park, MEI, Pickering, Vincent Massey, Westdale, Western Canada.
9:30pm – Agincourt, A.L. Fortune, Corazon/Lalin, DMC, ECSD All City, Elphinstone/Chatelech, Langley, Lord Beaverbrook, Maples, Mulgrave, Tapestry, Vincent Massey Choir, W.P. Wagner.
Friday April21 – Rajaton
7:30pm – Argyle , DRCSS, Elphinstone&Chatelech, Fort Richmond, Glenlawn, Henry G. Izatt, Holy Cross, Luther, MEI, Oran/Vaciliando, South City, Vincent Massey Choir, Westdale
9:00pm – A.L. Fortune, Bellerose , Carson Graham, Chorazz, Corazon/Lalin, Grant Park, Kokopelli, Lord Beaverbrook, Maples, Steinbach, Tapestry, Vincent Massey
Saturday April 22 – Rajaton
7:30pm – Agincourt, Anacortes, DMC, Handsworth, Pacific Academy, Pickering, R.D. Parker, W.P. Wagner.
9:00pm – BCGirls/Allegria, ECSD All City, Fleetwood Park, ihana/Soliloquy, Langley, Mulgrave, New Westminster, Western Canada.
Your final registration sheet and payment is due by March 27th. Your registration sheet can be emailed to us. Please mail (do not Courier) your final payment to:
Box 1657, Settler, AB T0C 2L0
MEALS AT THE FESTIVAL
While at the festival you have to organize your own meals. The Banff Centre has a BBQ at noon for festival participants in front of the Music Building during the festival. There are also two small food outlets down the hill from the festival in the Banff Centre.
Since Banff is very busy that weekend you should try to organize your meals ahead of time. If you go online and Google Banff Restaurants you can get a full listing of restaurants in Banff.
The Banff Lodging Company is a major festival sponsor. They have restaurants in their hotels. There is a Keg Restaurant downtown and a Keg in the Caribou Lodge, Wildfire Grill at the Inns of Banff, Meatball Pizza and Pasta at the Ptarmigan Inn, and Pacini Restaurant in the Moose Hotel & Suites. Contact group sales at: email@example.com
The following scholarships will be offered at the 2017 festival. The scholarship application form will be on line next month. All applicants will do a 15 minute performance audition to include a solo/etude. Auditions will take place on Saturday April 22 at the festival. Students will be contacted concerning an audition time.
2017 Rocky Mountain Festival Scholarships
International Music Camp
Two full scholarships for a week long session ($415usd)
Campers responsible for payment of two 30 minute private lessons at $35.00
SMV Vocal Jazz Camp
Three $200 partial scholarships for students in other provinces
Three $100 partial scholarships for students in Manitoba
Berklee Five Week Summer Performance Program
Seven 50% partial scholarships for Five Week Summer Performance Program
Two 50% scholarships for Band
David J Peterkin Symphonic Band Scholarship
Francis E Dunnigan Concert Band Scholarship
Comox Youth Music Camp
Five partial Scholarships
$250 towards a male musical theatre scholarship
2 X $125 towards a piano scholarship
$250 towards a strings scholarship
Save the Music Scholarship
One $500 scholarship toward first year vocal music tuition at an accredited university
One $500 scholarship toward first year instrumental music tuition at an accredited university
Our Thursday night Festival Concert will now feature “Al & Friends”. This group features the finest jazz musicians in Canada. Juno nominated trumpeter Al Muirhead will lead the group and be joined by Canadian jazz legends Tommy Banks and P.J. Perry. This is sure to be an unbelievable evening of jazz to start this year’s festival.