2008-2009 Season
And the winners are...
On May 22, 2009 Howe Sound Performing Arts Association held the 17th Annual Star Search.  Local kids and youth from all over Squamish competed while wowing audiences with their amazing and diverse talent!

The winners of the 2009 Star Search were:

KIDS DIVISION
First Place: Nicole Leisher
Second Place: David Thompson
YOUTH DIVISION:
First Place: Kayli Wilkinson
Second Place: Angela Cho

Watch a video reel of the winners, courtesy of Squamish Online

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Star Search 2009
Who's the next big Squamish Star going to be?  Find out this Friday Night at the Eagle Eye Theatre.  Star Search is a program produced by the Howe Sound Performing Arts Association.  The purpose is to promote and encourage young local talent, and all funds raised go to the AME: Access Music Education fund which awards bursaries to local youth to pursue music education.  Come out for a great show, and support our young stars!
 
Star Search 2009
Registration Deadline Aproaching!
Kids and youth from ages 6-18 are invited to audition their talents in music, dance, or drama.  The auditions will be held April 30th, and the registration deadline is April 27th.  Contact Kristine Miles to register: 604-898-2834, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Those who make it through the auditions will perform for a panel of judges on May 22nd, 2009.
 
Van Django

When

May 8th, 2009 at 8pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church - Garibaldi Highlands

Description

Van Django is an acoustic string ensemble whose music is well-rooted in the gypsy jazz of 1930's Paris France, but beyond that it's all pure blue-skying; flights of dazzling fancy, driving rhythms and boundless creativity. The quartet was formed in 1998 and is made up of four of Canada's most talented and eclectic musicians- violinist Cameron Wilson, guitarist Budge Schachte, guitarist/cellist Finn Manniche and bassist Laurence Mollerup.
Since the groups formation they have toured throughout Canada and more recently, are making inroads internationally with forays into the US and abroad, including a European tour in May 2009. They have twice been featured guests of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and have performed in a shared concert appearance with the John Jorgenson Quintette at "Djangofest Northwest" in Western Washington September 2008 as well as a return performance in September 2009.
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The Three Sopranos

Featuring Kelly Coubrough, Veronica McPhee & Melissa Braun

When

March 8th, 2009 at 3pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church - Garibaldi Highlands

Description

Squamish’s own soprano divas Kelly Coubrough, Melissa Braun and Veronica McPhee, accompanied by Angus Kellet on piano, will be giving a performance on March 8th 2009 at 3:00 pm. These three talented women will showcase their unique individual styles with solo offerings as well as show the breadth of their talent with some group numbers. The Three Sopranos will introduce Soprano favorites from many genres of music that will surely become audience favorites.  The program for The Three Sopranos is sure to impress and thrill all listeners. 
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A Touch of Brass

Concert

A Touch of Brass

When

Friday January 23, 2009 at 8:00pm

Where

St. John Anglican Church - Garibaldi Highlands

Description

World renowned Canadian Brass Quintet “A Touch of Brass” will be giving two concerts in Squamish. For almost 30 years this outstanding ensemble has entertained and educated thousands through evening concerts and educational school shows. The current members of A Touch of Brass are:

Tom Shorthouse: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet
Jim Littleford: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet
Ben Kinsman: French Horn
Jeremy Berkman: Trombone, Euphonium
David Sabourin: Tuba

More information about this group can be found on their website: www.touchofbrass.net