Young artists invited to contribute to program

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The Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival invites community children and youth to submit artwork reflecting musical themes to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 music festival program.

Entrants are invited to submit original ideas for consideration. One submission will be chosen for the festival program cover. Artwork not chosen for the cover may also be featured within the pages of the program or in the festival venues. Although all musical themed ideas are welcome, typically those reflecting the festival’s disciplines are chosen for use in the program (solo or group singing/speaking, piano, acoustic strings, band/orchestra). All submissions become the property of the Battlefords Music Festival and as such may not be returned when the festival is completed.

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Please submit entries on letter-sized paper with a vertical/tall or portrait orientation.  Images may be created in ink, pencil, coloured pencil, marker, crayon, acrylic, pastels, watercolour or other media, but should have a white background. All artists must print their full name, phone number, school and grade on the back of their entry so their work can be considered for the program. The deadline is Feb. 7.

The deadline for festival entries was Jan. 20, but late entries will again be accepted with a $25 registration fee per participant. This year’s festival is scheduled to run from March 24 to April 5.

The committee of volunteers is always looking for more parents, grandparents and community-minded people to step forward and say, “How can I help?” If you have an interest in offering support, please do not hesitate to contact a committee member or indicate your interest on your child’s registration. If your time is not available, but you or your business would like to support the festival monetarily, consider sponsoring an award to be presented at the final gala event, sponsoring a session for a music discipline of your choice or being recognized as a patron or friend of the festival. Don’t be shy. We have numerous options from small-sized to large-sized.

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water.” – Ray Charles



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