École Kelowna Secondary
Where all are Valued
Music

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Offers a variety of music classes/groups including:  Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, R & B Band, Men’s and Women’s Chamber Choirs, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos

​Jazz Combos, both vocal and instrumental and the R & B Band are available for hire for gigs within the community (Contact Sheila French to make arrangements)


KSS Music Faculty

Sheila French
Music Director​​
Voice Mailbox: 250-870-5000 ext. 4626
sheila.french@sd2​3.bc.ca
Lisa-Joy Dubois
Music Teacher
Voice Mailbox: 250-870-5000 ext. 8994
lisa-joy.dubois@sd23.bc.ca

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Concert, Festival and Tour Dates 2016-2017​

Event

Music Group​

Date

Location

Remembrance Day Ceremony

​Chamber Choir​November 10, 2016KSS

Winter Concert

​All groups​December 5 & 6, 2016KSS
​​​Jazz at the BohTBD​
Bohemian Cafe​

KSS Encore

​All groupsFebruary 20 & 21, 2017First Lutheran Church

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

​Jazz GroupsFebruary 22-26, 2017Idaho

Kiwanis Choral Festival

Chamber Choir, Concert ChoirApril 10 & 11, 2017MIT and Salloum Room, ​Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kiwanis Concert Band Festival

​Junior/Se​nior Concert BandsApril 18-21, 2017​
Creekside Theatre, Lake Country

B.C. Interior Jazz Festival

​Jazz Bands, Combo's, Vo​​cal JazzApril 20-22, 2017
TBA

Yea​rend Concert

​All groupsJune 5 & 6, 2017KSS

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
KSS proudly offers an excellent musical experience for high school students in Kelowna.  As with many Fine Arts programs, any extra support can go a long way. Here are a few ways you can help support our 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).  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.

Attend Jazz at the Boh
Purchase tickets, reserve a table and invite a group of friends to enjoy a fun-filled evening of Jazz at the Boh.  Appetizers included in ticket price and cash bar available.  A super fun evening for all!

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.  Our young musical students improve and thrive with family support and encouragement.