More than 500 high school music students from across Western Canada are in Nelson.

More than 500 high school music students from across Western Canada are in Nelson.

Hundreds of music students meet in Nelson

The first annual Nelson Cantando Music Festival is being held at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

More than 500 high school music students from across Western Canada are in Nelson this weekend for the first annual Nelson Cantando Music Festival.

The festival is being held at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus and features workshops, jazz ensembles, concert bands, choirs and concerts throughout the weekend.

Cantando holds festivals in Edmonton, Sun Peaks, Whistler and now Nelson where organizers plan to come each spring.

To find out more about Cantando music festivals go to cantando.org.