eaghan Amos (left)

eaghan Amos (left)

Band competition kicks off Cariboo Festival

I had the privilege to sit in on some fine performances given this week at the Cariboo Festival’s Band and Instrumental competition.

I had the privilege to sit in on some fine performances given this week at the Cariboo Festival’s Band and Instrumental section of competition.

It was so encouraging to hear the groups from the local elementary schools and other small groups.

A rhythm band played two incredible pieces on hand bells and recorder ensemble followed by two other great pieces.

Earlier some smaller groups performed and received instruction from the adjudicator, Jose Delgado-Guevara, on playing in ensembles.

The morning ended with some adult ensembles which the adjudicator challenged with more expertise in his field.

This is the goal of the local Cariboo Festival, to bring in an adjudicator to encourage and inspire students to more and more expertise in their chosen discipline.

It was awesome to hear and see the groups performing and then to hear the adjudicator give critique on how to take their music to the next level.

The festival committee encourages the community to come out and hear our local artists perform.

Performances continue with Speech Arts April 11-12, Piano April 15-17 and Vocal and Choral April 22-24. The final concert hosted by the festival is the Honours Performance May 4, at 7 p.m. at Cariboo Bethel church.

 

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