The Cariboo Festival has been around for 58 years and yet I am often hearing from people they have never heard of this annual event.
I grew up participating in the piano section of the Festival but lately have decided to enter as an adult.
In fact, many adults enter the local Festival.
Disciples of piano, singing, strings, other instrumentalists, band, speech/ drama and creative writing can all be entered by a wide range of ages and abilities.
The learning and honing of new skills is something that never needs to come to an end and the Cariboo Festival encourages on-going learning.
The Festival committee brings in adjudicators to share their knowledge of a specific discipline. These adjudicators work with students of all ages and levels and are not only informative but often quite entertaining.
Do you have a desire to keep learning and growing in art appreciation or in performing? Come out and listen to the various sections coming up this April. Strings and Instrumental is April 6 at the Anglican Church, Speech Arts is April 9-10 at Calvary Church, Vocal and Choral is April 13-15 at the Lutheran Church, Piano is April 16-17 at the Calvary Church and Band is April 20 at various schools.
Not only will you be treated to great performances and the opportunity to learn but you will also be able to support the local Festival.
Entry to various performances is by donation and this goes to support the ability for the community to put on this annual event.
Visit the website at www.cariboofestival.ca to get more details about the Festival including information on all the adjudicators.
This is such a valuable event so please consider coming out and attending sessions to show your support.