Festival Results, MusicFest info and more!

Welcome back,

We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Spring Break. Prior to Spring Break over 250 Music Dept. students performed local and international music festivals and had some outstanding results, congratulations to all the students involved.

  • Band 7: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival and a nomination for MusicFest Canada (this is the national competition)
  • Band 8: Silver in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival
  • Band 9: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival, a nomination for MusicFest Canada and received the trophy for ‘Most Outstanding Jr Concert Band’
  • Orchestra: Silver in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival
  • Sr. Concert Band: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival, a nomination for MusicFest Canada and received the trophy for ‘Most Outstanding Sr Concert Band’
  • Jr. Jazz Band: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival, a nomination for MusicFest Canada and received the trophy for ‘Most Outstanding Jr Jazz Band’
  • Sr. Jazz Band: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival, a nomination for MusicFest Canada, received the trophy for ‘Most Outstanding Sr Jazz Band’ and won the ‘A’ division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
  • Treble Makers: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival
  • VOX: Gold in the Chilliwack Lions Music Festival, a nomination for provincials, a nomination for MusicFest Canada, received the trophy for ‘Most Outstanding High School Choir and won the ‘A’ division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

The video of Sr. Jazz Band’s winning performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival can be found HERE and the video of VOX’s winning performance can be found HERE

MusicFest Info:

Only 6 weeks until we leave for Toronto. All MusicFest payments should be in at this time, we are working on a final version of the itinerary and should have that out to you shortly. It will be a busy 5 days that will include performances at MusicFest, evening concerts, a Broadway show, a Blue Jays game, sight seeing and more! Rehearsals for Tour Band are now happening every Wednesday after school and students should ensure they are going over their music outside of rehearsal time.

Congratulations!

Grade 11 student Jackson Howard recently auditioned for the Dennis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra (this group is open to all students across the country and only a select few are chosen to be part of this outstanding ensemble) and was accepted! Jackson is the first student from Graham to be a part of a National Honours groups and the first from Chilliwack since 2006. Jackson will be heading to Toronto before the rest of the group and will rehearse and perform with the D.W.C.W.O. as one of the feature concerts at MusicFest. Bravo Jackson, we are very proud of you!

– Mr. Monkman 🎶

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