ESTEVAN - The Estevan and District Music Festival is gearing up for the 2022 edition.
Registrations for the festival opened on Jan. 7 and will close on Feb. 4. They can be found online at www.emfd.musicfestivalsuite.com.
This year’s festival is slated to start in late March, with piano from March 27-31; vocal, musical theatre and spoken word from April 3-6; and band, strings and instrumentalists on April 6 and 7. Dates are tentative as they depend on the number of entries.
The festival syllabus can be found at www.smfa.ca.
In an email to the Mercury, it was noted there have been a few changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is to be an in-person festival with a few exceptions. The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for each participant 12 years of age and older.
Due to this change, virtual submissions for bands and choirs will be allowed. Vocal and instrumental solos and duets will be performed live.
Those going to provincials or Western Canadians must have proof of vaccination as those will be held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, which allows only vaccinated people to enter their venues.