Scenes from the Stettler & District Music Festival

Don’t forget to check out the Grand Concert on April 28th

This year promises to hold all kinds of top-notch entertainment for the community to enjoy at the annual Stettler & District Music Festival, along with the Festival being of course a tremendous learning experience via adjudication for the participants.

Folks are invited to come watch the performances, and donations will be accepted at the door.

A portion of those donations also support various scholarships and summer workshops.

The Festival wraps up with a Grand Concert on April 28th which will showcase those who have earned the highest marks as well as the Adjudicator’s Choice winners.

Tickets for this special event are $15 each and are available at Wells Furniture. Programs are $5 each as well.

According to the Society, the Stettler & District Music Festival wasn’t always known by this name.

“The first music festival started on May 17th, 1933 and was just the Stettler Music Festival. It was sponsored by the teacher’s association and included only vocal classes with four categories: rural schools, open, high school boys and high school girls. This format continued until 1952 excluding the years of 1941 – 1945. At that time, it was discontinued.

“In 1969, an interested group of people decided to form the Stettler Music Festival Association, which was a part of the Alberta Music Festival Association.”

The purpose of the Festival is and has always been, “To promote the appreciation of and participation in music, speech arts, musical theatre and dance in the citizens of Stettler and District.”

For more, check out www.stettlermusicfestival.com or find them on Facebook at ‘Stettler and District Music Festival’.

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