Happy Summer!

Well, that wraps up another school year! What a fantastic year this was, thank you so much to all of you for making this school such a special place to be. Just a reminder the office will be closed for the summer, reopening August 19th. We hope you have a spectacular summer, we will see you all next year!

Scholarship Recital Winners

L to R: Angela Zeng, Noah Wessels, Ava Stanley, Ella Bannon, Laura Hrabchuk, Alex Thiessen, Rishali Vincent, Jadyn Dobernigg
Missing: Jax Dolman, Seamus Powell, Jeremy Fehlauer, Mark Hesketh, Jenny Sunderland, Libby Wyse, Craig Matterson, Salome Making, Jennika Bobryk, Alyssa Goff, Josh Mark, Holly McCallum, Ella Newman, Mathias Volk, Veronika Ociepa, Joanna Osborn

These fine young people were all winners in the Scholarship Recital this past May. The talent that comes out of this school still blows us away! We’d like to again thank and acknowledge our community for all of the scholarships that we were able to give out. It was a record year for the amount of scholarship money!

  • Heartwood Homes
  • Vernon Community Singers
  • MQN Architects
  • Sanssouci Quartet
  • David and June Rempel
  • Dr. Lora Fellenz and Dr. Mathias Fellenz
  • Sandro Banducci Memorial Scholarship
  • Patti Brenner Memorial Scholarship
  • Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
  • Bourcet Engineering
  • Hrabchuk Family Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Scott Scholarship for Young Musicians
  • Dante Darkazanli Memorial Scholarship
  • Nixon Wenger Scholarship
  • Caroline Galbraith Memorial Scholarship
  • Olive Woodley Memorial Scholarship
  • Peter & Pauline Legg Memorial Scholarship
  • George Shaw Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Jane Laidlaw Scholarship
  • Reekie, Kineshanko, Tulloch Endowment Fund
  • Hurlburt Memorial Scholarship
  • Vernon Community Music School Scholarship



$657.17!!! Thank you, thank you! Because you brought in your Natures Fare receipts, we have raised $657.17 so far! All moneys raised go toward much needed equipment and programs at the school, so please keep on dropping them off. Our next batch will be sent off in August, and again in December. We really appreciate you! 

Calling All Troupers!

Does your 7-12 year old LOVE acting, singing, dancing, and designing costumes and wants to learn more? Then the Carriage House Performance Troupe is the program for them! Phone Rachel with The Carriage House Performance Troupe to learn more, and then come register at the office. We have payment options available, so that your performer can have a TON of fun this school year!

The Best Boots in Town!

Meet Ella and Ava Hawthorne. They are students of Karen Rempel, and they just finished performing “Skip To My Lou” at the end -of-the-year recital. Not only do these girls love their piano lessons, but they also have the best boots in town! Well done, ladies!

Country Fair 2019

What a tremendous wrap-up event for another wonderful school year! Despite the threat of rain, people were getting their hoedown on in an array of amazing costumes! Thank you SO MUCH to all of the volunteers who worked so tirelessly with set up, take down, and all the Hootenanny shenanigans in between. And a huge thank you to everyone who came to participate! Looking forward to next year already!

Meet Jennika Bobryk

Jennika is a piano student of Karen Rempel’s, and she has been for the last 10 years. Music runs in her family, and she loves working with Karen because she loves the dedication Karen commits to her students. She says that because Karen’s goes above and beyond, her students develop a special bond that lasts a long time.

Jennika is a grade 11 student at Kalamalka Secondary in Coldstream, currently working on her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory for piano. Her achievements in piano include winning the top piano award at the Vernon Teachers Music Festival for 6 consecutive years as well as this past spring. In 2018, Jennika competed as a provincial nominee at the Kiwanis Provincial Piano Festival in Victoria, as well as performed as the opening act at the Vernon & District Performing Arts for the NOCCA concert series.  She has also achieved First Class Honours with Distinction for 5 consecutive years for RCM piano exams.

The piece she is playing below is Copland’s piece “The Cat and the Mouse”, which is the piece she played at the Scholarship Recital last month, winning her the Bourcet Engineering Scholarship. Congratulations Jennika, well done!

Country Fair, this Friday!

It’s here! It’s here! Country Fair is here! Come check out the Mystery Jars, the cake walk, the fish pond, the pie tent, all of the games, the photo booth, and more! Friday from 4pm-7pm, get your Hootenanny Hoedown game face on, we are going to do this! Extra points for dressing up and bringing your square dance moves 🙂 Bring your family and friends for the greatest wind-up party of the season.