SAVE THE DATE!
Join us live and in-person for the 11th annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival 2022. Happening in Edgewater, BC on July 8, 9 & 10.
More details coming soon! Our launch event will be in May with a date TBD.
Early bird tickets will be available at local outlets and online through Eventbrite starting in May as well.
Check back soon for more info.
The Steamboat Mountain Music Society Bursary has been renamed to the Carol Wilkie Steamboat Mountain Music Bursary, in memory of Edgewater's beloved music teacher who passed away in August 2021.
This year's recipients are Emma Postlethwaite, for guitar lessons & Tanya DuBois, for upper-level conservatory piano certifications.
More information on the bursary can be found here.
We invite you to join the SMMS Directors at our AGM at 7 pm at Edgewater Hall on Saturday March 5th for an update of what’s happened in 2021 and what we’re planning for our eleventh annual Steamboat Festival July 2022.
At the AGM we will present our Annual Report including financial statements, festival activities, our Shake A Tree project, and Steamboat Bursary news & we will elect directors for the coming year. Please RSVP in advance at the phone number listen on the flyer. Hope to see you there!
ATTENTION ASPIRING MUSICIANS!
From Parson to Canal Flats:
Applications are now open for the Steamboat Mountain Music Bursary. Musicians of all levels and any age can apply. Funds may be used for: workshops, music camps, lessons, master classes, college or university programs. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2021. Click here to download the application. Good luck!
10 YEAR CD
Instead of our usual three day extravaganza, last year we put the festival online because of Covid, and this year - our tenth anniversary, we are putting the festival on a double-disk CD featuring all local performers and all original tunes. Our sound guys are still in the studio recording process. We'll announce more details when the final production timelines are in place. We're planning on a big outdoor CD Release Party sometime in September or October. Steaming along for ten years has been challenging, but really fun! Local music is on the rise. We hope to be properly festifying in Edgewater Park and Hall next summer.
SMALL & MIGHTY
On Saturday, July 3rd, one of our major sponsors, Invermere Home Hardware, lent us their lovely rolling stage truck, with Al Miller as the driver, and we went on tour around Edgwewater. The HH stage was accompanied by Martin Wartbichler on his traffic control tractor. The stage started at noon and rolled around to several locations in Edgewater with performers singing and playing their tunes at each stop, with audience gathering and following the entourage. It was a small event. Because of public health uncertainties, we did not book a huge roster of artists. However, we will have a huge roster of local musicians on the CD 'Shake A Tree' when it comes out in the fall.
Thanks so much to the Vermillion Irrigation District, especially Steve Kuffler, Doug Goodwin, and Brock Elliot. Thanks to Steve & Audrey Mantyka at Local View Printing for making the tickets! A huge thanks to our steadfast perennial race marshals Noreen Madden & Darel Lang. Thanks to Doug Diamond for all the fetching & schlepping. Thanks to the ever lovely ticket sellers: Michele Evanson, Patricia Dodich, Sylvia Power, Elaine Shelstrom, and Martin Wartbichler. And finally, thanks to all the people who bought tickets to help support the Steamboat Mountain Music Bursary!
Congratulations to our 2021 Duck Race Winners!
1st place ($500 prize):
2nd Place ($300 prize):
3rd place ($200 prize):
Last Little Duckie:
George MacLean (George’s Boobie Prize is a $50 gift certificate for the Edgewater Legion!)
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, we raised $1000 for the Steamboat Music Bursary Fund!
See you next year!