Glee and Wee start in Port Alberni

Sign-up is underway for the Portal Players 2011 Capitol Glee and Wee Glee Singers choral program, which starts in September.

Emily Yard and Malcolm Kranzanowski took part in the 2010 Capitol Glee and Wee Glee programs.

Emily Yard and Malcolm Kranzanowski took part in the 2010 Capitol Glee and Wee Glee programs.

Sign-up is underway for the Portal Players 2011 Capitol Glee and Wee Glee Singers choral program, which starts in September.

The program’s first semester starts on Sept. 15 and their first performance is in December.

Glee gives children between age 4-16 an opportunity to learn to sing, dance and perform music genres including rock, pop.

Glee’s instructors Janet Schlackl and Ellen Vander Putten believe in educating the whole child.

Along with voice work they also teach important life skills such as poise, self-confidence, focus, problem solving, and teamwork.

Schlackl and Vander Putten believe every child in the community should have the opportunity to be empowered musically and socially through the art of choral music, choral singing.

There are no auditions, so anyone ages 4-16 who is either musically inclined or just loves to sing and dance is eligible to join the Capitol Glee/Wee-Glee program on Thursdays at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni.

Wee Glees (ages 4-8) practice Thursdays 3:10–3:40 p.m.

Capitol Glee (ages 9-16) practice Thursdays 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

The program costs $165 for Wee Glees and  $325 for Capitol Glees.

A $50 Portal Players membership fee is payable as well.

For info. call 250-723-1195.

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