There’s Something Magical About KISSM

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.

In 2015, I was hired as assistant faculty and I have been returning ever since. Having the opportunity as faculty to watch students Continue reading There’s Something Magical About KISSM

A Performance Of Scintillating Virtuosity

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 PianistPortrait of a LadyThe 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 Continue reading A Performance Of Scintillating Virtuosity

The Biggest And Best Sale Of Gently Used Books & Music Returns

Our perennially popular fundraiser, Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale, is moving to a new home for the spring sale – 444 Seymour Street, the old Value Village location downtown. The sale will be running from Saturday, April 6 to Saturday, April 20.

We accept donations of gently used books, sheet music, vinyl records, DVDs, and CDs throughout the year, which are kept in a Continue reading The Biggest And Best Sale Of Gently Used Books & Music Returns