October Newsletter

Halloween Disruption – Friday October 21 – Saturday October 29th
As per our rental agreement with the Corporation of Delta, the music school will be accommodating the use of the McKee Heritage House for the Corporation of Delta’s Haunted House Event. Starting Friday Oct. 21 the main part of building will not be available for use. Some teachers will be cancelling lessons between Friday Oct.21 and Saturday Oct. 29th as we have limited access to other facilities to use for the purposes of teaching.
A schedule will be available on our website before Oct. 21st that will indicate which teachers will be teaching, and where these lessons will be held.
Also there will be regular lessons held on October 31st, we will have full use of our facilities by that day after ten days of disruptions.

Annual General Meeting and Student Recital
The first Student Recital of the season along with the Delta Community Music School Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday November 6th, 2011 at 2pm at the All Saints Anglican Church (corner of Arthur Drive and Ladner Trunk Road). Recital signup sheets for students have been up for the past week in the Kitchen area. The sign up sheets will be up until Oct. 20th.

House Concert at the McKee Heritage House
This November we will be hosting our first “House Concert” at the music school The concept is to host small live concerts in small venues like people’s living rooms that allows audiences to have a closer more intimate connection with the performers. Our first House Concert at the McKee Heritage House will be Sunday November 20th at 2:30 pm featuring Ridley Bent. This event will be limited to just 40 tickets
Tickets: $20 per person. Tickets available online or at the door.
More information
Buy tickets online: http://ridleybent.eventbrite.com/

News and Events
Our faculty has been quite busy performing this fall. Suzanne Klukas presented a series of concerts earlier this month in West Vancouver Silk Purse and as a part of the Douglas College Arts One Series In New Westminster, A program of Chamber Music for Voice, Winds and Piano with Alison Nystrom, Suzanne Snizek, Connie Gitlin and Suzanne Klukas. John Littlejohn has been touring with his string trio Infinitus in western Canada since the beginning of October.
Our voice instructor Melanie Adams is taking part in a production of Supernatural Noir, a new innovative chamber operetta in the classic film noir style premieres October 28th at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. This deliciously dark murder mystery is the first operatic work in Canada to be written completely in the film noir tradition. written by Kico Gonzalez-Risso, music by Cameron Wilson, Show runs Oct.28 – Nov.5th
Two of our former students were chosen as a part of the final eight bands in CBC’s Cover Me Canada contest on CBC Television. Congratulations to Evan Findlay (guitar), and Bryson Dodwell (drums) – both were participants in our Jazz Ensemble program for several years.

South Delta Jazz Festival Nominated for Delta Chamber of Commerce Award
The Delta Chamber of Commerce has nominated Stephen Robb and the South Delta Jazz Festival as a Finalist for the “special events and tourism award in the Delta Chamber of Commerce “Hats Off to Excellence” Award for 2011. The awards banquet takes place on Friday November 18th at the
Coast Tsawwassen inn. It is great for the school to receive some recognition from the community for this summer outreach program.

Coming Events
Halloween Disruption – Fri. Oct. 21 – Sat. Oct. 29
AGM and Student Recital – Sunday Nov. 6th 2pm
Mckee House Singer/Songwriter House Concert series – Sunday Nov. 20 with Ridley Bent – 2:30 pm
December Recital – Sunday December 4th 2011 at All Saints Anglican Church – 2pm

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