The Rimbey Christian School is gearing up to host a winter fundraising banquet on February 5. Entertainment for the evening will include an opening musical performance by RCS alumni Codi Kreil accompanied by Jordana Baker.
Feature entertainers Bare’n Von Hair (Matt Day and Gord Graber) will follow with their musical comedy show. It is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening filled with clean, classy and creative entertainment and great food.
Codi Kreil grew up on an acreage about 11 miles north of Eckville. Noticing that she had a knack for rhythm, her mom put her in drum lessons when she was eight-years-old. Codi played drums in the church band, and in her grandma’s basement every chance she got. She started guitar lessons at age 11 and began writing songs almost immediately.
She had written over 50 songs by the time she was in high school. She was so in love with music that she put a band together in high school that did quite well.
“I feel unfathomably blessed to be given the opportunities, relationships and passion I have been given,” Kreil said. “I released my first album when I was 19 and my second one when I was 23. I started teaching guitar out of the school library when I was 15 and still teach guitar today. The school library was located in my very small and endearing school – Rimbey Christian School – where I spent many formative years of my life and owe a great deal of gratitude to the teachers for putting up with me.”
Codi met Jordana Baker at Camp Silversides and a friendship formed. Jordana also grew up with music as an important par tof her life. She has played violin for 13 years. They started playing together in a worship team. Codi invited Jordana to be part of her first album and they have played together since.
Currently, Codi has opened a studio in Red Deer with a few other very qualified music instructors. This is her night job – by day Codi is a school teacher at Gateway Christian School. Some may ask what her next big project is – presently Codi is finishing the musical she is writing to be performed in Red Deer for the Christmas season of 2016.
Edmonton is home for entertainers Matt Day and Gord Graber — better known as Bare’n Von Hair. The Bare’n Von Hair duo blends musicial antics and humor to create a delightful show. The Duo consists of a balding pianist, Matt Day, and a pony-tailed drummer, Gord Graber. Matt and Gord have been professional musicians since the early ’90s, and have been playing music together for more than two decades. They combine music, humor, videos and other elements in their unique variety show. They were the opening act at the 2012 Laugh for Life Gala at the Winspear Centre and their client list includes organizations such as: Finning Canada, Ledcor Group, Calgary Police Services, Marriot, Enbridge, and many more. Their videos have been on CTV Edmonton and even on The National. The link to their website is: www.barenvonhair.com.
The Rimbey Christian School Fundraising Banquet will take place at the Rimbey Peter Lougheed Community Center onFriday, February 5. Doors will open at 5:45 pm. Supper will start at 6:30 pm (catered by StarKist Catering). Tickets can be purchased at Rimbey Christian School, Stationary Stories & Sounds, and Scratchin’ the Surface. It is an evening that is guaranteed to provide great food, along with clean, classy and creative entertainment.