Kiwanis Fest entry deadline is Feb. 9

International music and drama festivals will be held in April and May

The entry deadline for the 16th Annual Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival and the 5th Annual Kiwanis Fraser Valley Speech and Drama Festival is Feb. 9.

The International Music Festival takes place from April 7 to May 21 in Langley, South Surrey and Abbotsford ,while the Speech and Drama Festival will be held April 23-25 in South Surrey.

Open to all levels and ages, the festivals offer classes for students of piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, Chinese instruments, harp, dramatic arts and public speaking.

Sessions and workshops for young composers, chamber ensembles, choirs, orchestras, jazz and concert bands and vocal jazz groups are also available. Participants can look forward to receiving the benefit of expert criticism from unbiased adjudicators and gaining self-confidence by performing before an audience.

Last year, the combined festivals hosted more than 6,200 participants. Online registration is now open at kfv.ca. The 2015 syllabus and further information is available there. For assistance, please call 778-868-0426 or email the festival at kiwanis@yahoo.com.