The Board of Directors of the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Society are excited to announce the 2022 Festival will be occurring Monday, March 28 through to Saturday, April 9, 2022. The 2022 Festival will be delivered in an in-person format. The Board of Directors continues to monitor the pandemic environment and is prepared to adjust the festival format in the best interest of the festival participants, audience, and stakeholders.
“We know how important it is for our music and speech arts students to return to a live, in-person festival. While we are carefully following the various COVID protocols, we feel it is important for the mental health and wellbeing of our students, of all ages, to be participating in a manner that is meaningful to their development as musicians and speech artists. The Festival has survived 90 years and we look forward to producing the 91st iteration of the Music & Speech Arts Festival in March.” Sandy Brunelle, Chair of the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Society explains. “We heard loud and clear from our educators in the community that while the virtual format was appreciated and necessary in 2021, there is a strong desire by those involved to return to in-person events for the 2022 festival.”
The Festival will be following the Restriction Exemption Program with all staff, board, volunteers and audience members. Please refer to the Government of Alberta COVID website for more information. Participants aged 17 and younger are not required to show proof of vaccination.
We would like to reassure the community that we are taking the health and safety of all stakeholders seriously. In addition to following the Restriction Exemption Program, there will be enhanced sanitization, mandatory masking, and physical distancing requirements. Masking is mandatory for performers except where it may impede performance. Audiences at performance venues may be limited based on the current March COVID situation and will be announced in the weeks leading up to the Festival start date.
Registration is now open and has been extended until 11:59 pm on Friday, February 18, 2022. We encourage all musicians and speech artists, of any age and ability, to register and participate in the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Society in 2022. To register, visit http://lethmsf.org/reg/.
We would like to assure participants that in the event of a government-mandated shutdown or cancellation of the festival, all registrants will receive a full refund.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE! 2022 Music Festival Dates!
November 22, 2021
2021 AGM Notice
SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 26, 2021
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Society will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 7:00 pm, via Zoom. To register, please click here https://bit.ly/3vFkvqp
The AGM package will be distributed to those registered on October 22 via email. For anyone registered after October 22, the package will be emailed on October 25.
Membership to the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Society is defined in the bylaws in Section III:
Any person shall be admitted as a member of the Society if he/she has:
- Participated in the Festival within the past year and/or;
- Supported the Society through attendance at the Festival and/or Concerts within the past year and/or;
- Contributed to the Society $50 or more within the past year.
- Volunteered within the past year with the Society
To register to attend the AGM, please click here: https://bit.ly/3vFkvqp
2021 Stars of the Festival Performers Announced!
Join us on April 16 at 7pm for the Stars of the Festival Virtual Concert.
Performers include Jena Park, piano; Nathan Morphis, junior voice; Masataro Tatsuno, piano; Keitaro Tatsuno, piano; Rhiannon Kooy, speech; David Oler, composition, piano; Sloan Smith, senior voice; Steven Yang, piano; Tanner Lapointe, senior voice; Alexandra Morgan, senior voice; Aaron Richardson, clarinet; Daniel Kim, piano; Hannah Orr, senior voice; Celine Man, speech; Alayna McNeil, violin; Cincia Secrist, violin; Kathleen Wu, speech; Charlie Eaton, piano; Jane Eaton, cello.
Register for your free ticket to watch the concert and all the details, visit: https://bit.ly/398o8uE
2021 Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival Program Book
The Program Book for the 2021 Virtual Festival is now available! Click here to view the program.
Join us for the Stars of the Festival!
We are taking our annual Stars of the Festival Concert online! On April 16 at 7pm, join us as we feature outstanding participants of the 2021 Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival. We hope you will be able to join us!
You can register for the Stars of the Festival Virtual Performance by clicking here. Tickets are free and we will email you the link to the performance on April 16th.
Add a meal or treat to your Virtual Performance viewing experience. We are partnering up with Cupper's Coffee and Tea, Streatside Eatery, and Mocha Cabana to provide you with some of their favourite items to purchase and enjoy on the 16th.
Streatside Eatery: Freshly marinated chicken tenders breaded in our kitchen with panko breadcrumbs and Streatside seasoning, our famous Caesar dressing with homemade croutons and parmesan cheese, and a mini turtles cheesecake.
Kids $12.75, Adults $18.00, or 2 kids and 2 adults for $61.50.
Mocha Cabana: Local Bison Burger $22.25 - Northfork Bison Burger topped with Saskatoon berry chutney, two large onion rings, on a Homestead Bakery artisan bun & dressed with lettuce, Broxburn tomatoes, red onions, pickles & mayo.
Honey Garlic Duck Wings $16.75 - One of our house specialties! Delicious duck wings, honey garlic sauce & roasted peanuts. Served with dressed artisan greens.
To indulge in yummy treats and beverages, shop online directly with Cupper's Coffee and Tea : www.cuppers.ca.
All food orders must be completed on Eventbrite (https://bit.ly/398o8uE) by April 12 to provide the businesses enough time to put your order together. Pick-up directions will be emailed to you on April 13.
As a non-profit, we operate with grants and donations from individuals and businesses like you. We thank our many sponsors and supporters. We hope you would consider a donation to support the Festival.
To register for the Stars of the Festival Virtual Performance, please visit lethmsf.org.
Subaru of Lethbridge, Wingate by Wyndham Lethbridge
Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, Cupper's Coffee & Tea, Galko Renos, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, L.A. Beat, Lethbridge Toyota, London Road Market, Dr. Brad Low, McDonald Auto Group, Rachael Harder, RBC Wealth Management, TD Wealth, Tompkins Jewellers
BMO Nestbitt Burns, Davis GMC Buick, Dunlop Ford, Fatburger, Joy's Dance Factory, Murray Chevrolet Cadillac, OK Tire, Southern Accord Chorus, Southminster Church, Schwartz Reliance
Ackroyd Accounting, CIBC Wood Gundy, Colors Hair and Spa Inc., Cornerstone Funeral Home, Desk n File, Doreen Laing, Ellis Autodrome, Integrity Dental, Kris Computer, Lethbridge Symphony, Mint Smartwash, Streatside Eatery, Thiessen Law Group
Media Sponsors: L.A. Beat, CKUA, 94.1 CJOC, Lethbridge Herald, Shaw Spotlight
In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Lethbridge & District Music & Speech Arts Festival, the Board of Directors proudly presents the “Anniversary Video”. This video was part of the celebrations planned by the Anniversary sub-committee. While we were not able to carry out the majority of those plans, we did want to premiere the video.
The Board would like to thank Jim McNally from “The Commercial Factory” (our videographer and advisor for this project), Gloria Torrance, Ken Rogers, Sandra Brunelle (Anniversary Sub-Committee Members), and the Video participants (Jean Robin, Leroy Cranston, Kirk Muspratt, Irene Penner, and Sandra Brunelle) without whose kind participation the video would not have been possible.
It is our hope to share with you a glimpse into the proud history of the festival and the impact that it had and will continue to have on the lives of those associated with it.
Karen J Kay
Board Director and Chairperson, 90th Anniversary Sub-Committee
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