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Today on KamloopsParents, we are sharing a post originally published on the Kamloops Music Collective. Read on about how a long time Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music student ended up as assistant faculty:
One of our favorite things here at the Kamloops Music Collective is hearing the stories of youth that we have been able to affect through our programs. Whether this is by helping them find the instrument they connect with, friends they can’t imagine life without, or a future they never imagined. These stories are truly the reason that we continue to not only strengthen our existing programs, but constantly strive to create more.
The story we are sharing today, is that of a long time Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music student, turned assistant faculty. This is Colin O’fees Story.
“From 2007 to 2014 I attended KISSM as a student, participating in string ensembles, bands, Jazz bands, and drumline. My experience as a student was fantastic! Over the years I made many lifelong friends, greatly improve my musicianship, and most importantly, had a whole lot of fun.
Saturday April 20: Beautiful Easter Light and Colour Show, at 11:00am and 1:30pm
Explore many ways of making light;
We hope you’ll join us this weekend for our performances of Virtuosic Piano. We’ll be in the Oasis Church in Kamloops on Saturday night at 7:30, and The Nexus At First in Salmon Arm on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.
The concert opens with a piece for just the strings, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, who has come to be recognized as one of Poland’s leading composers. You may not have heard of him, but you’ve probably heard his music: He has composed for many well-known films such as The Pianist, Portrait of a Lady, The Truman Show, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula to name just a few.
Orawa is one a set of pieces that celebrate the Tatra Mountain region of the Polish-Slovak border. In this piece, he depicts the highland bands that shepherds form to celebrate the end of the grazing