At the Rehearsal:
I dropped by KSS yesterday to catch some of their preparations for their annual music department showcase (video above).
Encore is a two night musical extravaganza organized by Sheila French and Neil Wong from the KSS music department.
This is an annual event that happens at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Each evening of entertainment is complete with a celebrity Master of Ceremonies, a special guest and the Night Owl Orchestra. Over 250 students perform in the event.
This years special guest is Robert Fine.
Music teacher Neil Wong stated, "The show is not only for our school community but for the wider Kelowna community as well. The quality of the music is very high and we believe that many Kelownians would appreciate the opportunity to experience an evening of music at a reasonable price... Encore allows an opportunity for students to experience performing in a professional theatre."
If you want an idea of what just how professional the concert will be take a look at the highlight reel that they created from last years show:
For more information please go to www.kssencore.com. Performances start at 7pm each night, and tickets range in price from $5- $15.
Tuesday, Feb 21st
Master of Ceremonies - Rosemary Thompson, Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Guest performer - Robert Fine
Program includes: Grade 10 Concert band, Grade 12 Jazz Combo, Chamber Choir, R & B Band, Ladies Chamber Choir, Grade 10 Jazz Band, Night Old Community Orchestra, Vocal Jazz Combo, Grade 11 Jazz Band
Wednesday, Feb 22nd
Master of Ceremonies - Marion Barschel, CBC Radio Host
Guest Performer - Robert Fine
Program includes: Grade 12 Jazz Band, Grade 11 Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Senior Concert Band, Grade 10 Jazz Band, Men's Chamber Choir, Grade 10 Jazz Combo