EKMTA students at the Green Home in Cranbrook

EKMTA students at the Green Home in Cranbrook

Local talent warms up for Performing Arts Festival

EKMTA students perform at Green Home, Joseph Creek Village

For the Townsman

Students from the East Kootenay Music Teachers’ Association (EKMTA) performed in two concerts recently, one on March 7 at the Green Home, followed by another on March 11 at Joseph Creek Independent Living Facility.

Over the two shows, 36  students playing the piano, violin, cello and singing, royally entertained our wonderful elderly residents.

It is so nice to be able to take the students to these facilities as it  gives  them a chance to perform in front of a live audience.  This is especially beneficial just before the East Kootenay  Performing Arts Festival, which takes place in the month of April.

We would like to thank our seniors and the staff for their kindness. We would love to welcome everyone to come to the festival and hear the amazing talent we have in the East Kootenay.

Pictured: EKMTA students at Joseph Creek Independent Living Facility in Cranbrook, March 11.


East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival Schedule

• Strings:  April 8 – 9 at the Knox Presbyterian Church – 9 am on.

• Voice:  April 14 – 16  at the Knox Presbyterian Church – 9 am on.

• Piano: April 20 – 22 at the College of the Rockies’ Lecture Hall – 9 am on

• Speech Arts: April 23 at the First Baptist Church – 9 am on.

Programmes can be purchased at the venues for $4.

Memberships can also be purchased at the venues.

All monies raised at the festival go to support the next year’s event.

The showcase will be at the Key City Theatre on May 11  at 7 pm. Please come and support our performers ages 5 – 95.