There will be a rental night on Friday, September 15 from 6:30–8:00pm in the foyer of Journey Middle School. All Grade 6 students need to have an instrument and this is the best and most convenient time to rent one. Long and McQuade from Victoria is coming to do the rental evening. They have very good instruments, a great insurance policy and very good service on repairs.
We can be very proud of our students and community. Approximately 100 travelled to PA–Grades 6-12 and community members. 5 groups performed
- Junior Band–received Excellent +
- Intermediate Community Band (JMS. EMCS and community members) received Superior
- Senior Community Band (JMS, EMCS, and community members) received Superior
- Community Orchestra Course (JMS, EMCS and students and adults in the Sooke District) received Superior
- Community Chamber Ensemble (JMS, EMCS and students and adults in the Sooke District) received Superior.
Superior is the highest rating. This means that all 5 groups are invited to play at the nationals for Musicfest Canada which is being held in Niagara Falls in May 2017. Out of 450,000 students across Canada who play in the regionals, only 8000 make it to the Nationals, so we have done well.
The adjudicators were impressed with our musical community and wanted to come and check it out for themselves.
Thank you for supporting myself and those involved in participating.