This year we had a very large number of applicants for the 2018 festival. Unfortunately, we had to refuse many groups. Those groups that were accepted have already been notified. Since there have been no applicant withdrawals, groups on our waiting list will likely not be accepted to the festival.
The festival is please to announce the following Vocal Jazz Facilitators for the 2018 festival.
Kevin Fox – Swingle Singers.
Suba Sankaran – Juno nominated performer.
The festival is pleased to announce the following Concert Band Facilitators for the 2018 festival.
Dr. Shelly Axelson – Montclair State University, New Jersey.
Dr. Jason Caslor – Arizona State University.
Dr. Gerald King – University of Victoria.
Just a friendly reminder that the registration deadline for the 2018 festival is July 15th, 2017. We already have more registrations then we can accommodate at the festival. If you register after the deadline you will be placed on a waiting list and may not get into the festival.
We are very pleased to announce that the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Scotty Barnhart will be returning to the festival. They will be performing concerts on Friday and Saturday evening April 13th and 14th, as well as doing a workshop and clinics during the festival. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the legendary Count Basie Orchestra!
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.