Dates set for music school performances

The Kamloops Symphony Music School will present a student showcase on June 21.

The concert, a fundraiser for the Peter Collins Memorial Fund, will feature students performing solos, duets and performing in small groups, playing clarinet, violin, cello, piano and singing.

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Well-known in the arts community, Peter Collins was a talented singer and musician who enjoyed teaching voice and guitar to students at both KISSM and the Kamloops Symphony Music School.

His memorial fund provides bursaries to help struggling and deserving youth pursue their passion for music.

Tickets are $20 or $10 for youth (age 19 and younger). They can be purchased online at, by calling the KSO office at 250-372-5000 or at the door.

KISSM performances set for late July

The Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music will begin on July 8 and run until July 26. At the culmination of the three-week music school program, there will be a series of performances by its learners.

The first show will be a presentation of Beauty and the Beast performed by the KISSM intermediate musical theatre group at 7 p.m. on July 24.

Next up will be another Disney-related presentation of Mary Poppins Jr., performed by the junior musical theatre class at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on July 25.

That night, catch the KISSM 2019 showcase concert featuring the senior band, intermediate band, novice band, intro-to band, senior choir, intermediate choir, junior choir, jazz band and commission.

Finally, two days of performances of Mamma Mia! will wrap things up on July 26 and July 27, both at 7 p.m.

The venue for all performances is the gym at Kamloops School of the Arts, 1390 Ninth Ave.

Tickets range in price from free to $22 and are available online at

Registration for the summer music school is still open.

Go online to for more information.

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