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Weyburn Rotary Music Festival is live, and open for audiences

All venues will be open for audiences, including at the schools

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Rotary Music Festival will be live and in person this year, starting with a change in venue for the first day.

“We are excited to have a live music festival this year,” said Heather Sidloski, president of the Music Festival committee. “There is also good news for parents, as we just found out on Friday they will be allowed to see performances held at the schools.”

It began today, March 7, in the Upper Grace Hall at Grace United Church with the piano sessions.

The piano sessions will be at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. They were originally going to start at the T.C. Douglas Centre, but as the piano has been not been tuned, organizers decided to shift to the Grace United Church for the first day.

On Tuesday, March 8, the piano sessions move back to the T.C. Douglas Centre, due to a service at the church, and these will be held at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The vocal sessions begin on Monday, March 14, and may be held at the T.C. Douglas Centre if a piano tuner can be found in time.

Solo sessions start at 9 a.m., followed by the choir session at the Cugnet Centre at 1:30 p.m., then the solo session will be at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 15, the elementary choir will perform at Assiniboia Park School Gym at 9 a.m., then the elementary choir at Legacy Park School in the Commons area at 1:30 p.m.

A solo vocal session will be held, tentatively at the T.C. Douglas Centre at 7 p.m.

The Grade 7 band sessions will be at the Cugnet Centre on Wednesday, March 16, with the first Grade 7 group from 9:30-10:15 a.m., then the second Gr. 7 group at 10:45-11:30 a.m. group.

The Grade 5 and 6 Ensemble sessions will be at Assiniboia Park School Gym at 1:30 p.m., and the Grade 8 band will be at the Cugnet Centre at 2:45 p.m, followed by the Jazz Band at 3:15 p.m.

The instrumental solo session will be at the T.C. Douglas Centre at 7 p.m.

The final day is Thursday, March 17, with the Grade 9 Band performing at the Cugnet Centre at 9 a.m., and the Concert Band is at 9:30 a.m.

Stars of the Festival will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at the Cugnet Centre.

The Music Festival is open to the public at all of the venues, and a silver collection will be taken at the door at the T.C. Douglas Centre.