Frances Collison (back row

Music and performing enjoyable parts of Creston Valley life

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Music is fun and enjoyable to listen to and watch. It makes a huge difference to our town and to our world. What would life be like without music? Music is part of our lives, so enjoy it while we have it.

The day music came into the Collison family it changed us. I have past experience with many musical performances in Focus on Youth in May each year when I was in school, as well as competing in the Creston’s Best Singer competitions.

Last year, I was a part of the Blossom Valley Singers directed by Anita Stushnoff. Being in a singing group was fun. I loved singing with all those nice, friendly people. This got me to perform on stage with the choir. I did not join this year due to a busy week filled with work and more volunteer work.

Besides that, I also had a fun role with the Footlighters Theatre Society in the spring musical Carousel. I loved being a part of the cast. I always wanted to be an actress, so being a part of Carousel was like living my dream. I so enjoyed the Footlighters recent production of Nana’s Naughty Knickers. It was really funny. There is another play this March called The Stepsisters’ Revenge, a sequel to the sold-out presentation of Cinderella.

The Creston Concert Society honours musical performances, with many bands and other performers. Over the past 20, years the Creston Concert Society has held over 100 performances to the Creston Valley. Their goal is to capture the interest of many people of all ages.

The Creston Concert Society has its own 2015-16 series, with the Rainbow Dance Theatre (Feb. 28) and the Symphony of the Kootenays (April 10) still to come. Every year, my family and I buy tickets and go watch some of the concerts. I will be going to the Rainbow Dance Theatre group to watch eight dancers on a blackened stage using black lights. This should be a great concert to see!

The Creston Concert Society is very important to the Creston Valley, so please come and enjoy the music. Tickets are on sale at Black Bear Books, Creative Fix or Kingfisher Used Books. Your support makes it worthwhile. I hope you love the Creston Concert Society as much as I do.

Many music lovers out there will be blown away by the incredible talent. These are shows you don’t want to miss. I remember when I went to see a dance performance of the Kelowna Ballet last year that was part of the Creston Concert Society. I loved it and I sure would go to it again. It was a huge success and I hope to see more of it.

I feel really lucky to be part of the Creston Valley community with so much musical talent here and so many musical performances to go to enjoy!


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