REPORTING · 30th August 2010
The 2010 Summer Band Camp came to an end with a Concert at City Centre Mall at noon on Friday, August 27. Proud Parents and advocates for the arts were out to applaud the 28 youth participants and their efforts in band.
The performance began with four pieces played by the beginners and the advanced students as a whole and ended with 3 pieces performed by the more advanced group.
”It’s been really great to work for the students for two weeks. It bodes well for what they are able to do in music in the coming school year and I really like the opportunity to put a group like this before the school year begins. Give them the best of what band can do or band is like so when they get started, their all set and ready to go with a really positive attitude and I like to think it improves the skill set,” said Mike Wenn who was conducting the band.
Louise Avery, chair of Kitimat Arts For Youth thanked all the youth who had assisted with the program the executive of Kitimat Arts For Youth and thanks to the Presbyterian Church and City Centre Mall, their two venues for allowing them to perform there.
The goal of Kitimat’s Arts For Youth is to bring arts to the students and get them interested in the arts. It is Funded by the District of Kitimat, Parent Advisory Groups in the Schools and events like this. They hope to have a band camp every year and hope to add music, theatre and dance to the different arts they promote for youth. Kitimat Arts For Youth will be having their Annual General Meeting in the Fall.