Members of Kokanee Brass playing at the 2013 Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Members of Kokanee Brass playing at the 2013 Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Creston Valley Music Teachers’ Association preparing for annual concert

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Once again it is the time of year for the Creston Valley Music Teachers’ Association (CVMTA) annual scholarship fundraising concert, Tapestry 2014. All the profits from this concert go toward music scholarships for young people in the valley. We are so fortunate in this valley to have such depth in musical talent, and that the talent in this valley is willing to freely and enthusiastically share their talents to not only give us great musical enjoyment, but to help others, as well.

As is customary, the concert consists of not only the music teachers but many other talented musicians from this valley. Audrey Johnson, a gifted piano teacher, moved away from Creston this year, but not before leaving a group of gifted students. One of her students, Alec Hammond, will be performing as a guest for this year’s concerts. He represented this area at BC Festival of the Arts.

Included in the performances will be Monte Anderson, Rhonda Barter, Kalen Huscroft, Laura From, Bob van der Poel, Simone Weibe and Velle Weitman.

They will be joined by many others: Donnie Clark, Debra Mehrer, Micah Snow, Aaron Weitman and Gord Balkan. Also, the Creston Community Band and Kokanee Brass will be performing. Vern Gorham will be MCing.

There will be Bach and jazz, and even a French contingent, La Vie En Rose. The range of instruments from the big brass sound to classic piano will be truly enjoyable, including a lot of artistic vocals. This is a once-a-year opportunity you will not want to miss.

Concerts are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Prince Charles Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $7 for children under 12, and can be purchased at Black Bear Books, from the teachers or at the door.

—CRESTON VALLEY MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION