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Music

​Sheila French

Music Director

Voice Mailbox: 250-870-5000 ext. 4626

Sheila.french@sd23.bc.ca

Gil Kafka

Music Teacher

Voice Mailbox: 250-870-5000 ext. 8407

Gil.Kafka@sd23.bc.ca


 
KSS Music Department
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Music Quote:

"I think the purpose, at least for me, of any art is to leave us something elegant that enriches our spirit, touches our heart, probes our intellect and improves the human condition……….

Don't take the easy way out! Get away from the tube occasionally. Read great books; read great literature; go to the museums."

-Morten Lauridsen

Award winning composer and music educator

Concert, Festival and Tour Dates 2014-2015

Event

Date

Location​


Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 10th

KSS

Chamber Choir and Senior Concert Band

Winter Concert

December 3rd – 4th

KSS Gym

All music students

Tiny Tim Breakfast

December 4th

Capri Hotel

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Choral Clinic

January date TBA

KSS

All vocal groups

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

February 11th -15th

KCT

KSS Ladies Chamber Choir

KSS Encore – two evening Gala showcase event

February 16th – 17th

KCT

All groups

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

February 25 – March 1st

Moscow, Idaho

Instrumental and Vocal Jazz groups

Kiwanis Choral Festival

April 9th, 10th and 11​th

Kelowna

Chamber Choirs

B.C. Interior Jazz Festival

April 16th, 17th, 18th

KCT & RCA

All Jazz groups and Choirs

Kiwanis Concert Band Festival

April 21st – 23rd

Lake Country at GESS

Concert Band 10 - 12

Proposed Music Tour/Seattle

April 30th – May 3rd

Seattle

Choirs and Grade 11/12

MusicFest Canada

May 11th – 15th

Toronto

All groups possible

Final Concert

June 1st – 2nd

KSS Gym

All groups



Six ways you can help support
the KSS Music Department 

Attend both evenings of the KSS Encore Concert
Purchase two or more tickets for each night.  Proceeds from this event fund necessary operations, such as festival entry fees and equipment repair and replacement, to name a few.

Donate items or services for the Encore silent auction
Personal and corporate donations are welcome.  All proceeds go directly to the music department.  The silent auction is held in the lobby during encore (february 16th and 17th).  Please contact Sheila French with your donation ideas.
Volunteer
Parents’ help and support allow the music department to function better, providing a better experience for our youth.  The instructors need help with organizing events, fundraising and chaperoning, allowing them to focus on teaching music.
Donate dollars
Business and personal donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations help support the programs not covered by the school budget and allow us to make necessary upgrades to musical instruments and equipment.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Sheila French.
Adopt a musical project
Take your passion in Fine Arts a step further and adopt a musical project at KSS that is dear to your heart.  Contact Sheila French for ideas and details.
Keep supporting and encouraging your kids
Thank you parents for all the early drop offs and late pickups to accommodate practices outside the timetable.  And thank you for helping your kids with practice and lesson routines at home.  Ou​r young musical students improve and thrive with family support and encouragement.