Music students coming together to benefit Prince Rupert’s Lester Centre

A number of young musicians will be taking to the stage this Saturday night, as the students of two musical schools in town come together to benefit the Lester Centre of the Arts.

A number of young musicians will be taking to the stage this Saturday night, as the students of two musical schools in town come together to benefit the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Dubbed “Perfect harmony”, the show will include 27 students coming from Tom Lehar’s Summit Sound Lounge and Ian Lihou’s Ring System Music Studio and will focus on students helping students.

“What we’ve done is spent the month mixing the students up to perform in duos, groups and as individuals…For a lot of them it will be their first time on stage while others are more seasoned, so we’re getting the older students to help the younger ones. It really is a group effort and it should be a lot of fun,” said Lihou, adding that attendees can expect a mix of musical stylings.

“The students will be playing songs they chose, so there will be everything from Bon Jovi to Taylor Swift to Green Day and everything in between.”

Admission to the show, which begins at seven p.m., is by donation and the money raised will be going toward the new flooring at the Lester Centre.

“It is important to realize that this is a beautiful facility but we do have to fund and maintain it. These young performers are going to use it for the next 10 years or more, so it is nice for them to be able to help fund it,” said Lihou.

“I hope to see a really good turnout.”