Almost 100 miles north of Anchorage in the mid-60’s, Wallace Bays a teacher and principal at a small Christian boarding school called Victory High School taught Bible classes and singing.
He and the staff at the school encouraged students to share their Christian testimonies and their native lore in a program they began called "The Native Musicale." Each year during Anchorage's Annual Fur Rondevous time, they would bus down to the city and stand before an Anchorage audience to perform what they had practiced for weeks.
The responsibility for the Anchorage Native Musicale passed to the Anchorage Native New Life Fellowship in 1974, it then became one of ANNLF's main outreach efforts.
Anchorage Native New Life Fellowship continues to present Natives and other Christian's from around the State the opportunity to come together during the annual Fur Rondevous in Anchorage and play their guitars, sing, and share music and testimonies.
The dates for the 2014 Native New Life Musicale are Monday February 24th - Friday February 28th and March 3rd.
The 45th annual 2014 Musicale will be held at the Changepoint Auditorium in Anchorage. The Parka Parade will begin at 6:45pm each night and the Musicale will begin at 7pm. To download instructions and required forms click HERE.
Tables will be available for rent during Musicale. Tables are $25.00 per night half of an 8' table. Tables will be rented each night based on a first come first served basis. * Food is not allowed to be sold from rented tables. *