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KISSM Registration now open!
by SD73 DPAC - Thursday, 2 March 2017, 6:16 PM

KISSM 2017   July 10-28th

Registration is now open for our 39th season of the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music! Register before March 31st and save! Information about our program and courses can be found by clicking the links below, or by going to our web page

Music Makers Program
Finishied Kindergarden-Grade 4
At KISSM we have a specialized program for students who have completed Kindergarten to Grade 4.  
The Music Makers program is designed to provide a broad range of musical experiences for our youngest musicians.  Music Makers will rotate through a variety of rooms throughout the day and will participate in many age-appropriate musical activities. The Music Makers program is designed to suit children who enjoy exploring music basics such as pitch, rhythm, note names, rests, ensemble playing, and the simple joy of making music.  Movement, composing and fun music "action" games are included too!    Kids will also take part in our many fun afternoon activities like the GREAT KISSM WATERFIGHT, Sports Days, and Wacky Wednesdays and of course watching concerts put on by older KISSM students!  

Youth Program 
For Young Musicians who have finished Grades 5, 6 or 7

Our specially designed Youth Music Program has something for everyone!  This program has been developed for students who want to learn more about music, love choir, want to play a band instrument, have years of piano or love Musical Theatre! Classes are offered from absolute beginner to more advanced. Check out the afternoon electives for a variety of fun music exploration classes- try something new and meet new friends!

Senior Program 
For Musicians who have finished Grade 8-12
The Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music strives to maintain an atmosphere where students can learn in an environment which encourages creativity and recognizes the importance of the individual. Students are accepted at whatever their proficiency level may be and are encouraged to grow. Senior classes are offered in Band and Choir. Afternoon electives include a wide variety of music exploration classes like Musical Theatre, Drumline, Digital Audio, Jazz, Piano and more! Enthusiasm is contagious at KISSM as musicians discover, learn, experience, and succeed.
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Minutes of Feb 21 DPAC Meeting
by SD73 DPAC - Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:07 PM

Sorry for the delay everyone, my kids have the hacking cough and everyone in my house is walking around like a zombie (I need braaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnssss).

Anyhoo, here are the February DPAC meeting minutes.

Included:  Bylaw Amendments proposed for AGM (Exciting!!!).  Please read through if you have any trouble sleeping at night.  It'll knock you right out.

Also:  Nominate yourself/someone you love/someone who just doesn't have enough to do at night/etc to sit on next year's DPAC Exec!  Qualifications?  You love sitting around a table with stakeholders (Superintendent/Board of Trustees) to help make a difference in our kids' schools (2 meetings a month)/you're a DPAC rep from your school. 

Voting will be held in April at the AGM and you must be present to vote (sorry, no proxies.  I know that blows chunks for you folks in Blue River...but we can try to set up a video link so you can attend in virtual person!  Let me know if you're interested!)

See y'all in April (my last meeting as Secretary!  Maybe?) , and have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!
DPAC Secretary

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Draft Agenda for February 21st DPAC Meeting
by SD73 DPAC - Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:33 AM

Hi everyone, please find attached the draft agenda for tonight's meeting.

See you at 7pm at Grube tonight.