Music will fill the air this month, with the return to Cranbrook of the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival.
More than 300 young people are set to take to the stages around town, performing in the categories of Speech Arts, Strings, Voice and Piano.
Lorraine Butler, one of the festival organizers, says the performers really need people in the seats to react to and present their talents to.
All the programs start in the morning at 9 a.m. and run most of the day. Programs can be bought at the door for $4.
“The Strings will be our first presentation at the Knox Presbyterian Church on April 10 and 11,” Butler said. “This is the first time in many years that we have had this genre.”
On April 15, the Speech Arts category will be presented at the First Baptist Church.
The Piano class will once again be held in the Lecture Room at the College of the Rockies, April 22 – 24.
And the voice program will start at the Knox Presbyterian Church April 23, from 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m, April 24 at 9 a.m. and then 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. April 25 will again be at the Knox Church.
The Festival organizers wish to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who help to make this Festival a success.