Information for Students

Information for Students: August 12-16, 2019

Please check back closer to August for updated information, particularly class locations since due to circumstances beyond our control, venues are subject to change.

KSMF reserves the right to cancel a music program if minimum enrollment is not met.

Special News:  This year the Festival will present a wonderful concert Saturday August 17, 8:00pm at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 345 Durham St., Kincardine.  The program will be Vivaldi’s Gloria followed by excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Elijah. 

This concert will be performed by Orchestra Grey Bruce with KSMF Senior Strings, Senior Band members and guest artists, plus the Saugeen County Chorus with friends and soloists.  At this point July 16 there are 50 chorus members who have been rehearsing since June.

This will be an exciting and uplifting finale to a wonderful 28th Anniversary Festival.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for musicians to participate in a choral / orchestral event, and for audience members to experience a unique concert in this area.

Don’t miss it!!

Sunday August 11 and Daily Schedule for Monday August 12 to Friday August 16

Music Education Programs take place at Huron Heights Public School,  with classes running from 9am to 3:30pm (Beginning Classes) or 3:50pm (Junior and Senior Classes).

Please call KSMF at 519-396-9716 / 1-866-453-9716 or email the KSMF office at if your student can’t attend a class. KSMF volunteers will take attendance twice a day and will call emergency contacts if your student age 16 or younger is absent.

Sunday August 11: Early Folder Pickup
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Avoid the Monday morning rush and pick up student folder containing student information, timetables, etc. at the school!
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free! 4 O’Clock in the Park concert, Victoria Park, Kincardine.  This year on Sunday there will be two concerts: Lighthouse Swing Band from 3:00pm to 4:00pm followed immediately by James Gannett Trio featuring James Gannett, bass; Jason Hunter, sax; Barry Elmes, drums!
Monday August 12 to Thursday August 15: Daily Classes 9am to 3:30pm (Beginning Classes) Or 3:50pm (Junior And Senior Classes)
Monday 8:30 If you still need to collect a student folder, arrive at the school gym for pick up, and then attend a brief Welcoming assembly immediately followed by the first class.
9:00 am Immediately after a short Welcoming assembly in the gym, classes start. (locations shown in student folder). Attendance is taken. KSMF must call emergency contacts if a student age 16 or younger is reported absent from class. Please call KSMF at 519-396-9716 / 1-866-453-9716 or email the KSMF office at if the student will not be attending as scheduled.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch. Please bring snacks and a lunch noting restriction on nut products.  KSMF provides a bus for registrants 12 and older which runs a shuttle from the school to Victoria Park at 12:00.  The bus will bring them back to the school for classes starting at 1:00.  Students 11 and younger are automatically enrolled in the KSMF Recreation program and will be supervised at the school for lunch.  Students 11 and younger do not leave the school grounds during the day without permission.
 1:00 pm  Afternoon classes begin. Attendance is taken.
2:20 – 2:40 pm Outreach concert attended by all students. These outreach concerts in the auditorium are short, casual and informative performances by the world-class musicians featured in the KSMF Evening Concert series.
3:30 pm Beginning Student pickup for 11 and younger begins in the school.
3:50 pm Junior and Senior Students leave.
4:00 pm Supervised Recreation program ends.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm FREE! 4 O’Clock in the Park concert, Victoria Park, Kincardine
7:30 pm Monday through Friday KSMF Evening Concert series concert.  Student tickets apply to concerts during the week of your program, Monday through Friday. Pick up your tickets at the end of the day in the school foyer.
Friday Morning Dress rehearsals for the GRAND FINALE STUDENT SHOWCASE AT THE SCHOOL

Your Concert Tickets

Concerts are an important part of the KSMF music education programs. Included in your tuition fee are non-transferable student tickets for the week of your program. Pick up your concert tickets at the school foyer every day after classes end.

Absolutely No Nut Products

Do not bring nuts and/or nut products to KSMF. This includes peanuts, sandwiches, cookies etc. We have students attending KSMF who have serious nut allergies.

Behavior: KSMF Expectations and Consequences

Each student is entitled to learn without unnecessary distraction. We expect participants to treat themselves and others with respect and to take proper care of loaned instruments, equipment and facilities.

Our faculty, staff and volunteers do their best to be understanding, but because our timeline is short, it may not be possible to give “second chances” to those who engage in unacceptable behaviour.

The Festival is not a school. KSMF cannot provide educational assistants or one-on-one supervision of students that may be provided in a school setting. In the event that a student does not have the attention span required for their program at this point, KSMF, at its sole discretion, may remove the student from the program.

Refunds, if any, will be given at KSMF’s sole discretion.

Parents/guardians: Please explain KSMF behaviour expectations as needed to younger students before they attend the festival.


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