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MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to the first annual Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival…but the 88th music festival in Lethbridge (held for 62 years by the Kiwanis). We are honored to continue hosting this long-upheld Festival allowing amateur performers to share their talents with us and to receive adjudication in their chosen fields of study.  Throughout the next two weeks our city will feature talented community members in various music and speech arts events.  We thank you for taking the opportunity to listen to the various performers and we also thank the various professional people for their support and encouragement of our young people. You are invited to visit various venues throughout the downtown core – Casa, Lethbridge Public Library, Southminster United Church, St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, as well as Chinook High School, La Cite des Prairie, and St. Patrick’s Fine Arts Elementary School.  Festival concerts are being held at the end of each week to highlight the various disciplines included in the festival which you are invited to attend.

Your community board, consisting of nine members, has worked hard this past year on obtaining charitable status, writing board policies, as well as organizing this Festival.  We thank the Kiwanis Club for sharing their expertise with us so that the community board can continue offering a great festival.  New members are always welcome to the Society through contacting our office at: #4B, 740 - 4 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9, (403) 381-6512, info@lethmsf.org.

Sandy Brunelle
President

MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER


We're very excited for the festival to start and to hear all the hard work in your performances.  Please be sure to log into your profile here or purchase a program to confirm your times.  Best of luck and we look forward to seeing you!

MEET THE BOARD

Each month, we will be featuring some of the excellent members of our board that work all year to ensure the Festival is a success!
Barbara Hignell
Occupation:
Retired music teacher from LSD #51 and piano teacher.  I am currently subbing for LSD #51.
 
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education.  I have also been involved with Handbell groups in Lethbridge, both at the school level and also with groups in the community for over 25 years
 
Board Membership: November 2017
 
Why did you join the board?
To help ensure that the Festival keeps moving forward into the future
 
Areas of Involvement: Volunteers
 
Favourite Part about the Festival: Being able to watch the performers and how they progress from year to year

                                               

Martin (Marty) Madge
Occupation: Retired
 
Education/Experience: My life has been spent singing playing trombone for 11 years, many TV commercials and a number of musical theatre productions. 2 years at the U of L studying Acting and Stage craft but sadly did not graduate. I worked for 2 years at the U theatre in all capacities. I have MC’d many events in my younger years.
 
Board Membership: Fall 2017
 
Why did you join the board? Music and Speech was and has been my life and I am honoured to be asked to give back


Areas of Involvement: Fundraising, Advertising

Favourite Part about the Festival: I love the Bands. It was among the happiest time of my life. The camaraderie and fun and then the serious side of performing. It’s all great, I enjoy the speech also.

CONCERTS

Be sure to check out our Musical Theatre Showcase (March 17) and Stars of the Festival Concert (March 24), both at 2:30pm at Southminster United Church! See our website for more information!
SOCIAL MEDIA
Stay tuned to our Facebook page during the Festival for photos and videos of our talented performers!
Copyright © 2017, Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival, All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
#4B, 740 - 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9
(403) 381-6512

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