Kathryn Reynolds plays the violin during a Vernon Community Music School performance at the recent Country Fair at the school. (Lori Johnson/VCMS president photo)

Music school celebrates in old-fashioned style

PHOTOS: Vernon Music School Country Fair

Students at Vernon’s Community Music School celebrated in style last Friday at the annual Country Fair.

The family fun event featured performances from students along with a host of games and prizes — with an old-fashioned flair. Like the cake walk, ring toss and mystery jars. But a favourite among all the games was the sponge throwing, where music students took turns facing the crowds and getting a little wet.

“This very music event was held at the Music School with close to 500 people attending,” said Lori Johnson, president.

Recitals were held in both the historic Smith House and the Carriage House – both piano and strings. Cello players entertained under the trees while a grandstand show of participants from preschool to the retired entertained the audience from 4-7 p.m. Other activities included the famous Pie Tent, the never ending Cake Walk, races for the little ones, a Fish Pond, a Jelly Bean guessing jar, golf, face painting as well as food vendors for the hungry.

“It was an awesome day!” said Johhnson

For more information or to register for fall classes visit www.vcmsonline.org, call 250-545-4977 or visit the office at the historic home located at 1705 32nd Ave.


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