Happy Monday everyone, what a fantastic start to the week! We are beyond excited to help out our community whenever we can, so this past weekend musicians from our Suzuki violin program were at Save-On-Foods, raising money for the local Starfish Backpack program. The Starfish program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students. Teachers were heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend. Food, including fresh fruit and vegetables are placed in a backpack for students who might otherwise not have a meal over the weekend. All of the funds raised by our Music School students will go towards helping to fill these backpacks, which are handed out to students throughout our community.
Looking for a way to support this project? Fantastic! There are three more Fridays that you can help! Stop by Save-On-Foods on November 29th, December 6th or December 13th and donate your spare change from 3:30-4:30pm. 100% of the money raised goes towards the Starfish program. Children helping children…a win-win situation!
Magical Holiday Minis happened with Camillia Courts Photography this weekend! Such a beautiful setting for capturing that special moment with loved ones. If you haven’t had the chance to participate in this experience yet, add it to your must-do list for next year! Thank you for doing such a great job, Camillia! #vernoncommunitymusicschool
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favourite musician? Do members of your family keep losing their music or forget to bring it to their lessons? Are you looking for the perfect bag to carry your snacks/small instruments/homework in? Look no further! Check out these great bags that have just arrived for the season! Each bag is $20, and with three vibrant and lovable colours to choose from, there is one for everyone on your Christmas list.
Things are getting festive in the Smith House! Have you booked your time yet with Camillia Courts Photography for your Holiday Minis? Sunday, November 17th! Click the link https://camilliacourtsphotography.as.me/ to book in for a 15 minute session and 5 digital image online gallery. You will be so happy you did, for 2 reasons: $5 from each session comes back to the Vernon Community Music School, AND you get some great photos to send out to family and friends over the holidays! It’s a win-win situation!
What a busy and fantastic Saturday morning at the Music School! The Flute Masterclass took place, organized by our own Margaret Burton. You can never have too much information about the mechanics of your instrument, and how to play it better. Thank you to all who came out for this great event!
The Annual Leaf Raking party happened this past weekend, and was clearly a success again this year. Looking outside this morning, it appears we were just in time! Spirits were high, everyone had fun, and the rain held off. Thank you to everyone who came to participate in the festivities, we’re looking forward to next year already!
With over 40 musicians in the Carriage House Loft on Monday afternoons, things are sure to be busy! These violinists and cellists are working hard to be ready for the Vernon Rotary Carol Festival, happening at the Performing Arts Centre December 2nd and 3rd. Timing is everything to make sure everything flows smoothly. If you’re out and about Monday afternoons, make sure you walk by the Carriage House. You’ll hear all of the hard work and dedication that goes into these performances. Well done, everyone!