Tall Tree Music Festival & TD Canada Trust Launch The Make Music Now Program

Tall Tree Music Festival in partnership with TD Canada Trust, Music Counts and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science launch ‘Make Music Now,’ an extra-curricular music  program designed to positively enhance the lives of  youth living in the unserved communities of Pacheedaht First Nation and Port Renfrew.

The official launch of ‘Make Music Now’ will be held in Port Renfrew B.C., at the Port Renfrew Resort Lighthouse from 2pm to 5pm, Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Appetizers and beverages will be provided, along with a performance by Sam Weber. Donations will be appreciated but not expected.

‘Make Music Now’ aims to guide participants in discovering positive, alternative extra-curricular activities, building confidence and self-esteem through music without traveling to other communities. ‘Make Music Now’ will offer a supportive and positive environment for members to express themselves creatively while enhancing arts and culture in the community of Port Renfrew.

The program will operate on a weekly basis, dividing groups based on age (12-15 years; 16-19 years; and 20-29 years), and encourages positive interaction between the youth of Port Renfrew. Weekly music sessions will be taught on a volunteer basis by local musician Hugh Mackie and members of The Victoria Conservatory of Music. Instruments will be available to use during the week, providing continuity between program sessions so that youth can practice at their leisure.

‘Make Music Now’ would not be possible without the support and dedication of local businesses: Port Renfrew Resorts, Big Fish Lodge, Port Renfrew BeachHouse, Island Return-It and Long & McQuade

Tall Tree Festival Society was established in 2010 with a mandate to help promote cultural growth through arts, festivals, and community events and initiatives. Since 2009 The Society has established and maintained two music festivals (Song and Surf and Tall Tree Music Festival) that take place in the San Juan Valley in the remote, underserved communities of Pacheedaht (First Nation) and Port Renfrew. A primary goal of these events is providing a platform for emerging artists on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Canada and inspiring a passion for music, creativity, and community.

We will be taking instrument donations at Song and Surf Festival and Tall Tree Music Festival in 2015. If you have anything you would like to donate and cannot attend either event, please send us a message on Facebook!