Langley Community Music School gets grant


The provincial government is giving the Langley Community Music School a $15,000 grant for its facility.

Langley MLA Mary Polak made the announcement. The funds are through the BC Creative Spaces grant program.

“I was lucky to have studied piano at LCMS and the lessons I learned have lasted a lifetime,” said Polak. “Music opens up a whole new world for young people and it’s possible the next Diana Krall or David Foster might come from Langley.”

The grant will be used to acquire a multimedia projection system and improve the lighting and sound facilities in the performance hall.

“We are grateful for the support of the B.C. government through the BC Creative Spaces program, and excited about what this funding will mean for the future of Rose Gellert Hall as a high quality performance and recording venue,” said LCMS principal Susan Magnusson.

The funds help the school provide amenities for students.

“So much of the new music written today incorporates multimedia and sound mixing. In addition to attracting a broader array of professional performances and presentations, it is also important that our young composers at the school have the opportunity to expand the creative scope of their compositions through the use of multimedia. This funding helps to make this possible, and will bring new and exciting musical experiences to the Langley community,” Magnusson added.

BC Creative Spaces grants support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, with 41 organizations sharing $804,000 in funding. These one-time only grants are available to assist non-profit community and arts organizations, First Nations councils, and friendship centres in developing new spaces, improving existing facilities, and attaining specialized equipment.

Just Posted

Langley police seek suspect in fake cop case

A warrant has been issued for the man who allegedly impersonated a Mountie in Langley in 2017.

ODD THOUGHTS: Hi, I’m Bob and I’m a news addict

It’s dangerous to be a news junkie is this day and age.

Team BC advancing undefeated in junior nationals

A Langley-based team is 6-0, thus far, at the Canadian curling championships.

Langley serves as backdrop to pair of competing short films

In the 20th annual Crazy8s Film competition, two of six producers will be filming in Langley.

VIDEO: Rivermen back on the ice in Langley tonight

In their game against West Kelowna tonight, Langley’s junior A hockey team gets into action at 7:15.

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

LNG Canada support far outweighs protests, CEO says

Andy Calitz vows completion on schedule at B.C. Natural Resource Forum

B.C. Green Party leader calls for Assistant Deputy Speaker to step aside

Weaver alleges whistleblower was fired after looking into the Liberal MLA’s expenses

B.C. man says he was evicted due to ‘personal vendetta’ against his toddler

Matt Astifan says he has tried to do what he can but a young child will always make some noise

Case of B.C. man caught with 27,500 fentanyl pills thrown out due to Charter breach

‘Ambiguous’ signal by drug sniffer dog Doodz leads to B.C. Supreme Court decision

B.C. animal killer Kayla Bourque guilty of breaching conditions

Bourque is expected to be sentenced on Feb. 8

Men allegedly tied to Red Scorpions gang arrested in B.C. drug busts

Nanaimo RCMP have made multiple arrests and seized drugs, weapons and cash

VIDEO: Soon-to-be-extinct caribou moved to B.C. interior

The three caribou are being held in pens north of Revelstoke

Most Read