Ashley and Hailey Hoogland, AKA the Wacky Fun Time Band, perform during the opening night of Smith Music Student Concerts.
photos by Stephen Dafoe
The Smith Music concert series has become a tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society.
This year’s shows kicked off Wednesday night, and the opening show assembled students of all skill levels.
Paul Smith, the owner of Smith Music, said the primary reason for the annual concert series is to assist the food bank during the summer months.
“It’s a wonderful time for local musicians to help the Food Bank,” Smith said, adding the shows are a great opportunity for the students to play live. “It’s important for them because a lot of musicians never get the ability to play in a professional working environment with stage and sound and crew. It’s a great place for first timers to try out being on stage. It’s also a great place for people that are experienced to do things they might not do in a professional working situation to see how it would go over.”
The remaining concerts take place June 23, 24, 27, and 28. Cash and food donations will be accepted at each of the concerts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each evening with the show starting at 7 p.m.
Below are some photos from Wednesday night’s show.
Eathan B on drums.