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Free Music Exploration Day

KISSM and School District 73 invite you to come out and catch the music bug at our third Music Exploration Day!

This great FREE event is for kids Grade 5 to 12.

Kids can sign up for the morning or afternoon, and can choose from courses in clarinet, violin, trumpet, trombone, African durmming and more! All our registrants will band together at midday for an awesome choral experience, which parents are encouraged to attend.

Please visit our registration website to sign up for what is bound to be a fantastic day of music!

Dont Forget our three week summer music camp registrion is open now. Visit our web page to more info and a link to register for our 38th year of summer music fun! KISSM registraion is open to kids all the way up to grade 12. www.kissm.ca


Free Fiddle Workshop for Children and Adults!

mloops Old Time Fiddlers, in partnership with Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music, invite fiddle players age 8 and up to join in a free Fiddle Workshop, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Heritage House in Kamloops.

Learn and play in a fun and fellowship-oriented environment under the direction of long-time Canadian fiddle players Shamma Sabir and John Kastelic.

This afternoon workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 encourages children, youth and adults with at least two years playing experience to expand their skills and enthusiasm for fiddling. Participants will be divided into groups based on playing experience and the workshop format will be tailored to each group. The interactive afternoon wraps up with a large group jam session.


Bring your fiddle and enthusiasm for learning! Register online, by calling 250-574-5437, or email info@kissm.ca. 

  • Workshop participants will also receive a free ticket to the Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers dance later that evening at 7:30pm at the Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Dr. with additional guest tickets for $7.


Shamma Sabir: The eldest of the Sabir Sisters, Shamma is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s best fiddlers. Shamma was the first and youngest female nominee ever to be invited to the Canadian Grand Masters Championships where she placed among Canada’s top fiddlers. A songwriter and composer with credits on many prestigious Canadian Fiddler’s albums, Shamma’s roots, folk and blues vocals, combined with her mastery on the fiddle, place her musical flair into a sphere of its own. Shamma is currently a member of The Trips, one of Kelowna’s finest musical offerings.


John Kastelic: John started playing violin at age 7, motivated by a desire to be different than his older, piano-playing sisters. He has not looked back since. John has studied and played classic violin and more recently, viola, which is now the instrument “closest to my heart.” He studied viola at UBC with David Harding, initially majoring in performance, and has a degree with a double major in composition and musical scholarship. His time at university also introduced him to Balinese gamelan music, which he calls “a tremendous source of pleasure and inspiration in my life.” John has been playing Balinese music since 2009. Some may also recognize John as a former instructor at KISSM.

KISSM and partners are grateful for sponsorship of this event from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.


Tuba Christmas Kamloops

Join us at the BC Wildlife Park for some of your favorite Christmas music. Our Tuba and Euphonium group will delight the crowds with this uniqe performance.


Tuba Christmas Kamloops

Join us at the Woodward Christmas Tree Farm for some of your favorite Christmas music. Our Tuba and Euphonium group will delight the crowds with this uniqe performance.


Don’t Miss Out: Early Bird Price for KISSM Ends March 31st!

Early Bird discount – save $40 if you register for Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music before March 31, 2015!

Date: Three week program July 6-24, 2015 for ages 5-18, beginner to advance

Location:  We are working with School District 73 to secure Beattie School of the Arts on 9th Ave. in Kamloops. Same location as last year.

KISSM-Tye-Dye-Logo (3)Band, choir, strings, piano, musical theatre, drum line, marimbas, ukulele, and more!

The three weeks are packed with special events and special event days. From weekly outdoor concerts to feature ensembles, solos and special presentations. For even more fun, there are also special theme days, like Tacky Tourist Day and Christmas in July! Showcase concerts (open to the public) feature final performances by Core Program ensembles in the final week.

btm-img-1There is a family discount for second and subsequent family members and a limited number of bursaries for students wishing to attend.

KISSM offers a limited number bursaries to students wishing to attend KISSM. Additional sources for bursaries or scholarships may be found through school music support organizations, school Parent Advisory Councils, and some community service organizations. We encourage Continue reading Don’t Miss Out: Early Bird Price for KISSM Ends March 31st!