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Selkirk College Music Students Final Showcase Concerts This Week

Selkirk College Music Students Final Showcase Concerts This Week

Mar 24 2014
The Shambhala Music & Performance Hall is alive with talent this week as the Selkirk College Music & Technology Program students shine the spotlight on their talents at the annual year-end showcases. Don't miss these amazing nights of great music and budding skills.

Students in the Selkirk College Music & Technology Program are taking the stage at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in Nelson. On the line is more than just a great show as the annual showcase concerts count towards final marks.

Charlie Pears Smith and her student band Panic Mode rocked the house on Friday. More photos here.

More on the Line than Just Great Performances

“These are important performances for the students,” says Voice and Songwriting Instructor Melody Diachun. “This is the culmination of months of hard work and practice. Add in the fact the students will be performing not only for their peers, but for their families, friends and the Nelson community, there are likely a few more butterflies.”

The music students at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus have been putting together their final set of the season for several months. The showcase concerts shine the spotlight on all the different instruments. Also important in the final shows are skills learned in sound, recording and lighting.

Hilary Whelan was joined on stage for a song with her choir on Friday night.

Showcases Fill Up Fast, Get There Early

The concerts kicked off with Charlie Pears Smith and Hilary Whelan on Friday night and continue until April 1 (see schedule below).

The students who will be critiqued for their performance are in their second and final year of the program.

All showcases take place at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on the Tenth Street Campus starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation.

Students being critiqued for their performances include the members of the band.

Six Great Nights of Music

March 24: Thea Loberg (voice/pop) and Rachelle Mathieu (voice/pop)

March 25: Nate Stilwell (drums/progressive)

March 26: Noel Taylor (guitar/rock)

March 27: Reg Eddy (drums/progressive) and Ryder Sharpe (bass/hard rock)

March 28: Nikita Afonso (voice/songwriting/country-pop-folk) and Andrew Parkhouse (voice/pop-rock)

April 1: Aline Daigle (violin/original) and Adrian Emond (guitar/original progressive rock)

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