Landon Rienetz (lef) receives his guitar prize from instructor Herb Pannekoek.

Landon Rienetz (lef) receives his guitar prize from instructor Herb Pannekoek.

Contest inspires guitar students to excel

The third annual Guitar Seller’s Music Contest 2015/16 has been very successful once again, say event organizers.

The third annual Guitar Seller’s Music Contest 2015/16 has been very successful once again, say event organizers.

A total of 54 students studying guitar participated in the contest which ran from mid-November 2015 to the end of February 2016.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to increase their musical knowledge and give them goals to achieve with a prize to be won for their hard work.

“It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm of the students as they progressed and enjoyed what they were learning,” said music instructor Herb Pannekoek, who thanked the sponsors for their support in the contest.

All students that were taking guitar lessons were automatically entered into the contest.

There were two parts to the contest, one taking place at the Guitar Seller and the second part taking place at the Pannekoek’s H&F Music studio.

Every assignment completed became a part of the contest.

Students who received 100 per cent or an  “A”  grade or better on assignments received one point.

There was also a written exam on musical theory worth 10 points at the end of the contest period.

Students who had all of the questions correct received a bonus of five points, for a possible total of 15 points on the test.

At the end of the contest, the student with the most points was the winner.

All prizes were supplied by Brian Sawyer and Paul Maas of Guitar Seller and Herb Pannekoek of H&F Music, Williams Lake.

Guitar Seller presented the first prize of a guitar to Rhys Turner; the second prize of an amplifier to Isaiah Smith; and the third prize of a guitar stand to Kevin Bursinger.

H&F Music presented its first place prize of an  electric guitar to Landon Rienetz; second prize of an amplifier to Chase Lamont; and third prize of a guitar stand to James Wood.

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