Gala 2013 Will Feature Music & Technology Students

With Countdown To The Selkirk College Gala 2013


With the countdown to the Selkirk College Gala 2013 on, students in the Music & Technology Program are fine tuning their skills for a wonderful night of entertainment.

The theme of this year’s annual Gala is “Five Pillars of Success” which lay the foundation of the college. One of those pillars is focus on the learner and the Music & Technology Program is a perfect example of the work being done at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus.

Music at the November 23 Gala will be provided by 15 members of the second year Music & Technology Program class. The band will play two 45-minute dance sets, one featuring the sounds of Motown and the other grooves from the disco era.

“This is an important class project for the second year students,” says Music & Technology Program keyboards instructor Gilles Parenteau. “The final result will be top-notch, but just as important for us is that it teaches the students how to put an event like this together. When the night is done the students will have benefitted a great deal from the entire process.”

Selkirk College’s Music & Technology Program has been preparing students for the commercial entertainment industry for 25 years. The two-year diploma program develops skills in areas of performance, song writing, audio recording, film scoring and improvisation. The curriculum includes instruction, but also provides a solid grounding in music theory and ear training.

Tickets for Selkirk College’s Gala 2013 are $70 per person or $520 for a table of eight. The evening starts at 6 p.m. at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus and includes a five-course meal. There will be a silent and live auction along with the music and dance. To reserve your seat for the November 23 Gala, email or call 250-365-1360.

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