Music and the arts are back at the Yates Theatre. The Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival has begun. This is the first time the festival has been in-person since 2019 due to the pandemic. There are 465 participants showcasing their best in musical theatre, choir, and music. Megan Wittig, the General Manager for the festival, says there is good prize money involved in the events and kids will have the opportunity to compete provincially.
“If they do really well here out adjudicators could send them on to the provincial festival in Edmonton. That’s usually in-person, but they are still virtual this year. If they do well in Edmonton, they can go onto Canada West which is a joint collaboration with British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Alberta and it will be the first time that’s happening. That’ll be in Saskatoon sometime in July. We have a really great endowment fund and some really great donors who contribute to the award totals for our students. There’s at least $10,000 we can give away this year, which is great.”
The festival will run daily until April 9 and you can visit the Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival’s Facebook page for more information on the scheduling for the festival.