The 2013 edition of the Estevan and District Music Festival is now underway.
The band competitions started on March 6 and will continue until March 8. Band performances have been held at locations around the community, but most of the sessions are at the Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS).
Vocal performances are slated for March 10 to 13 at St. Paul's United Church. The speech arts competition, which is always a popular attraction of the music festival, is included in vocals. Speech arts will happen in the evenings of March 11 and 12.
Piano classes are slated for March 18 to 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Festival Highlights and Awards program will happen on Tuesday, March 26 at ECS, beginning at 7 p.m.
The festival features the talents of many young people in Estevan. A total of 644 entries have been received this year. Many of the performers are slated to be in multiple disciplines.