Organizers reflect on successful music festival
The 2009 Swift Current & District Music Festival was another major success, with over 500 entries participating in the three week long festival.
A pair of recognition events wrapped up the 2009 event, with festival organizers hosting two Awards and Xtravaganza Ceremonies at the SCCHS Cafeteria on April 5. About 120 awards were presented and 20 performers were showcased at the afternoon and evening programs. Also showcased were four guest performers, Justine Shaw, Terra Regier, Rachelle Patzer and Janelle Orcherton, all alumni of Swift Current music festivals who have continued with their music today, at school, and in their community.
During intermission a powerpoint presentation was shown, starting with a band photo dating back to 1928 and ending with photos from this year’s festival.
The Swift Current and District Music Festival attracted over 500 entries and another 100 plus volunteers, with events hosted in eight different facilities and the festival utilized six adjudicators.
Organizers extend thanks to their many community and business sponsors, along with thanks to the media for making all the winners feel special by posting results from the festival.