It has been a while since our last update!
We want to let everyone know how much we appreciate your support and understanding in the weeks following the cancellation of the 2020 Wild Oats and Notes Music Festival.
We also wanted to update you on the School music program that Wild Oats and Notes helps to support. As you may know, the School Music Program gives Tofield students an avenue to explore and develop their musical skills. Part of the proceeds from every Wild Oats and Notes Festival goes towards supporting the program and we’re hoping to keep that tradition alive even in the absence of a festival.
If you’re interested in helping us support the School Music Program you can donate here . 100% of donations will go directly to the program!
Stay Safe everyone!
Wild Oats and Notes.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Wild Oats & Notes Music Festival. Given the uncertainty of the current public health situation, and the logistics inherent in putting on the festival, we feel we have no other choice.
We’re planning to reschedule the festival for late June of 2021 with as much of the same lineup as possible.
More information will be forthcoming regarding refunds, and opportunities to donate to the school music program. As always, we appreciate your support and understanding.
Stay safe, stay healthy and we hope to see you in 2021.
Brian Schultz & the Wild Oats & Notes family
“There’s No Culture Like Agriculture”
We wanted to update everyone on how Covid-19 has affected our festival and how we’re looking to proceed!
The Wild Oats and Notes team has been engaged in Covid-19 talks throughout this past week and we’ve been monitoring the situation. The situation is changing at a pretty rapid pace – so we’re focused on responding to the situation as it is now.
The Festival has NOT been canceled. We can’t predict how things will look over the next few days or weeks, but as of right now we’re hoping that we’ll be able to proceed.
If you have already purchased tickets to the festival – worry not. In the event that the festival is cancelled due to Covid-19 we will be issuing refunds.
Patrons who have bought tickets will have the option to donate part or all of their refund to our School Music Program. The program is one of the shining lights of the Festival and we’d love to continue funding it for future generations of young musicians. However, these donations are optional, not required.
We’re going to keep watching the situation unfold and continue to make the most informed decisions possible. We’re also going to continue to look out for the health and safety of our guests, our artists, and our volunteers.
Stay tuned for updates, keep those paws washed, and stay indoors when and if ya can.
Wild Oats and Notes
Early Bird Tickets for Wild Oats and Notes 2020 are NOW available.
And that’s not all! We’re excited to announce a couple of the amazing artists that will be gracing the stage this summer.
We’ll have Leeroy Stagger! Mariel Buckley! The Mad Dogs Experience! and Amy Bishop!
Stay tuned for more updates!
Howdy From Wild Oats and Notes!
A lil news to send your way!
Early Bird Tickets are set to go on sale February 10th! So mark your Calendar!
And… We’re happy to share some news regarding the Tofield Jam Club!
It has been a goal of the Wild Oats and Notes Association Executive and especially the founder Brian Schultz, to support a student music program in their hometown of Tofield, Alberta. As with many small town arts programs, the music program at Tofield School was cut many years ago. After a few attempts, that goal was achieved last year when we were able to facilitate the creation of the Tofield Jam Club!
We owe the creation and success of the Jam Club to Bob Cooke, Abby Kropelnicki, Alana Kropelnicki and Dylan George. Bob is from Edmonton and is the club’s music instructor. Abby is a Tofield School graduate, musician (Abby K.), and the club’s student music advisor and band leader. Alana is a teacher at Tofield School ensuring communication between the school and the club. Dylan is new to the team, filling in as instructor when needed. With monetary support from the Wild Oats and Notes Music Association, the Jam Club had a fantastic start last year with 7 students and some great performances – this year the Jam Club is proud to boast over 15 members! Meeting every Tuesday after school, students are learning chords on ukuleles and are progressing to a variety of other instruments as they work together making music!
Our thanks goes out this year to the former Tofield School of Dance, a volunteer run, not for profit society, for donating a generous amount of money to sustain our program – without community support the Jam club would not be possible! We also owe thanks to Tofield School Principal Janice Muench for her support of the program and to Janet Carlson, Tofield School secretary, for keeping the finances organized.
We are proud to support this amazing program and are grateful to all the patrons of the Wild Oats and Notes Music Festival for attending and making it possible for us to pay it forward. Looking forward to seeing you all June 26-28 2020!