Michael Alstad has returned to North Battleford and to the North Battleford City Kinsmen Band after being in Seattle for the past 19 years.
He conducted The Magic of Christmas performance put on by the Senior Band to a packed house Dec. 9. More chairs had to be brought in to accommodate everyone.
During a short pause in the performance Wayne Jenner gave out the scholarship, which bears his name, to Aidane Schafer, who will be continuing her music education at the McEwen University in Edmonton. Aidan wasn’t able to attend the performance so her parents accepted it on her behalf. This is the third year the NBCKB has offered this scholarship, but in the first two years no one applied for it; it is for a student who will be continuing on in music education.
Guests were seen leaving the band hall humming the tunes that were just heard and enjoyed.
Dec. 10 saw performances by the Beginner and Intermediate Bands, Daylight Players and All-City High School Bands.