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2016 - 2017 Concert / Event Schedule

Thursday, March 2 - Chocolate Fundraiser Begins! All Bel Canto families will be given a case of delicious chocolate to sell to support the studio and our affordable fun and education programs! Each case holds 30 bars/boxes of $3 chocolates for a value of $90. Each case sold gets you a prize and an entry in to the BIG prize draw. Top sellers will be awarded AWESOME prizes. Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, March 2 - Orchestra Day! Junior and Senior Cellists should attend orchestra along with the violinists at their level to prepare for Strings Fest! Junior Cellos: Thursday from 6:00-7:15. Senior Cellos: Thursday from 7:30-8:45.

Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17 - March Break Classes and lessons are cancelled for the March Break. Group classes and private lessons resume Sat, April 22. Private lessons may be scheduled on an individual basis for those taking RCM examinations in the spring, or students needing extra help.

Thursday, March 30 - Orchestra Day! Junior and Senior Cellists should attend orchestra along with the violinists at their level to prepare for Strings Fest! Junior Cellos: Thursday from 6:00-7:15. Senior Cellos: Thursday from 7:30-8:45.

Friday, March 31 - Guelph Kiwanis Chamber Strings will be performing in the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival in two categories. Good luck, performers!

Thursday, April 6 - Chocolate Fundraiser Ends! Be sure to return any unsold chocolate or $ by this date in order to be entered into the prize draws!

Monday, April 10 - Guitar Band Rock Concert! Our Beginner and Junior Guitarists will be joined by a drummer and electric guitar player for this concert on stage in the auditorium of Southern Ontario College, 28 Rebecca St, downtown Hamilton. Performance at 6:30pm. Free admission.

Thursday, April 13 - Strings Fest! This annual event for all of our orchestras in collaboration with Mohawk College's Music Department is a concert not to be missed. This year's theme is "A Night At The Movies." Concert at 7:30pm. Free admission.

Friday, April 14 to Friday, April 21 - Group Classes Cancelled Orchestra and Band rehearsals are cancelled for the Easter weekend and the week following. Group classes resume Mon, April 24. Private lessons are cancelled for Good Friday and Easter Monday but will take place as regularly scheduled from Tues April 18 onward.

Summer 2017 - Bel Canto Summer Music Camp Our awesome music day camps are back for their 15th year! This summer we will be offering two sessions: July 24-28 and August 14-18. All kids aged 6-14 are welcome, no music experience is necessary. Continuing musicians participate in two daily group lessons (30-60 minutes each) on their instrument and learn new songs to perform at the end of the week. New musicians will have the opportunity to learn on a violin or guitar, and perform a song or two by week's end! Each day we play board games and Xbox games indoors, outdoor sports at Bruce Park with a picnic lunch, make arts & crafts and of course: music! Each day will have a special 'extra' component such as swimming at Inch Park pool or a visit to a pet shop. Camp fees are $175/week or $300 for both weeks. The 2nd or 3rd child in a family is offered a special discount of just $100/week. Click on the Summer Camp link on the right to download your form today, or pick up a copy at the studio entrance.