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The Ottawa Bluesfest Be in the Band program for Gr 7 – 12, will bring together teens who want to play music in an ensemble. Make a band or get placed in one, learn covers, write songs and play a gig! Sign-up solo or with friends. Rock out and learn from professional musician Alanna Sterling.

The best part? You just might be invited to perform at Ottawa Bluesfest 2024.

Meet & Greet/Assessment:

Wednesday, Jan 10, 4:30 – 6:00 pm Prerequisite: Minimum 1 year experience with your instrument.
Book your assessment: Email katie@gnag.ca to book your time slot.
Location: St. James Tennis Club House Season: Jan – Mar 2024
Facilitator: Alanna Sterling

$130 per participant includes weekly rehearsals under the supervision of professional music instructors and all back-line equipment. Rehearsal schedule to be determined after meet and greet.

Get to know Alanna Sterling: Alanna is a gender-fluid, genre-fluid vocal shapeshifter and multi-instrumental sorcerer. As an advocate for mental illness, their ultimate passion is to create musical movements out of moments of struggle, in hopes to work through life’s adversities and inspire others to overcome their own battles. In addition to playing over 40 different musical instruments, Alanna is a poet, a songwriter of hundreds of songs, a bandleader, performer, and is currently a partnered music and variety streamer on Twitch, under the alias “MermaidUnicorn”, aka Merms. Merms has gathered a huge loving community of over 49k people from their weekly broadcasts, and has been able to skyrocket their career into a global platform.


January 10
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Glebe Community Centre
175 Third Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2K2 Canada
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