Terri Marie

Terri Marie

Wentworth students lead musical revolt

Revolution conjures various visions for people, but for the students of Wentworth Music, it’s the idea of a change from the traditional concept of what music lessons have been about.

On Sunday, Interior Savings and Wentworth Music present Revolution – a Tribute to The Beatles at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium.

For the last few months, local music students have been working hard to put on a themed concert production rather than the traditional music recital, learning songs from the Fab Four’s career and rehearsing together as 10 individual bands.

“It’s all about the kids and giving them the opportunity to play together in front of an audience,” said Noel Wentworth, vice president of education at Wentworth Music. “If you had a drum student take lessons and then not give him or her the opportunity to play in a band, it would be like telling a goalie to practice but never play in a game.”

From a simple philanthropic standpoint, this next generation of fledgling rock stars have made this production not just about the opportunity to perform, but about their community as well, with all proceeds to benefit the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Building a Tower of Care campaign.

“In essence, it’s kids helping kids through something they are passionate about,” said Wentworth. “The students are working towards showing people that music can be an activity that can rival sports to keep them active and involved.”

Revolution – a Tribute to the Beatles starts Sunday at 7 p.m. at the rec centre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students, on sale at Wentworth Music, 4301 29th St.