Music students to busk downtown

Young musicians are about to take their instruments to the streets of downtown Vernon.

Young musicians are about to take their instruments to the streets of downtown Vernon.

During July and August, students, friends and some faculty of the Vernon Community Music School will perform outside Eclectibles Quality Used Books & Vintage Vinyl Records on the 3000-block of 30th Avenue.

“We will be performing at lunchtime on the sidewalk in front of the store,” said VCMS guitar instructor and musician Neil Fraser. “It’s a beautiful spot in the shade, and the students will be accepting donations to raise money for the Sound Foundation Campaign.”

Various musicians are expected to perform in classic busker tradition every Friday from noon to 1 p.m.,  with instruments cases open.

The donations will go towards the music school’s fundraiser to install a new foundation at its home, the historic Smith House atop East Hill.