"I know I'm no glamour girl, and it's not easy for me to get up in front of a crowd of people. It used to bother me a lot, but now I've got it figured out that God gave me this talent to use, so I just stand there and sing."
Mrs. Schumer and Mr. Friesen are our amazing Middle & High School Music teachers. In extraordinary times the investment into community values grows as does the KCS Music Department’s vision is to passionately develop and maintain a vibrant, diverse music program of bands, ensembles, choirs and worship teams that serve as key places of engagement and belonging in our community.
The KCS Music Department is excited to announce the 1st ever KCS Music Festival!
Band and Choir students in Grade 6 - 12 will take part in the festival during the week of April 19-24!
With COVID cancelling public performances and competitions this year, the KCS music teachers developed a novel idea of having a meaningful performance experience for our students: an adjudicated performance.
During the week's classes, Band and Choir classes will be playing for professional adjudicators Dennis Colpitts (Okanagan Symphony and Kelowna City Concert Band) and Taylor Bone (Okanagan Children's Choir). The adjudicators will also be working with each class as a clinician to further develop their skills. Families will be able to view each band's experience as they will be recorded for streaming.
What a great way to encourage growth in our students!
Check back here to get more information on tuning in to the events closer to the start of the festival
Merry Christmas from the KCS Music Department!
In times such as these Mr. Friesen, Mrs. Schumer and Mrs. deZwaan still found a way to showcase the wonderful work by students and their God-given potential. Our Middle School & High School Christmas concert was presented virtually this year. It features the
We are always seeking to grow and expand our KCS Music Department. Our desire is to provide exciting opportunities for our students to experience music in new ways through festivals, trips, band clinics, recording opportunities and events. In fact, our students have travelled to Anaheim to perform on stage in Disneyland and also participated in a Soundtrack Session workshop with a Disney Conductor! Check out the worship songs composed and recorded by our High School Chapel Worship Teams below.