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Music Festival approaches

    The 71st Annual Drumheller and District Music Festival begins next month, and so far, the strong number of entries into this year’s competition encourages organizers.     Practice makes perfect, and hundreds of students from the valley and beyond are busy practicing their disciplines, and teachers have been putting in countless hours to perfect performances for this year’s events.
    The organizers have also been busy garnering support, scheduling and lining up adjudicators and volunteers alike.
    The festival begins on March 7 and concludes with the final concert on March 18.  Performances during the festival will be at various venues throughout the valley.
    Piano will be featured at the Civic Centre on March 7 and 8, band and instrumental categories will be at St. Anthony’s, choir performances will be at the Church of the Nazarene on March 11, dance will be at Greentree School on March 12, musical theatre will be at the Royal Tyrrell Museum on March 13, vocal performances will be at the Baptist Church March 14-18 and speech will be at the Church of the Nazarene on March 17.
    Volunteers are always welcome during the festival to help organize and staff venues, but also throughout the year. To learn more about volunteering, contact Jane Dupuis at 403-823-5231.
    Community sponsors have stepped up for the festival, sponsoring everything from trophies to gifts for the adjudicators. Those wishing to get involved as a contributor can contact Paula Vogstad at 403-823-9369.
    Programs for the Music Festival will be available at Riverside Value Drug Mart, Wade’s Jewellery and the World’s Largest Dinosaur beginning Friday, March 4.

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