Local music students and teachers celebrate Canada Music Week

This year's Canada Music Week was celebrated by local students and teachers through a concert

Each year, during the third week of November, communities across Canada pay tribute to the people writing and playing music in our country.

During this annual Canada Music Week, the Boundary music educators have endeavoured to host a concert, which would feature local music students engaged in the lively art of music making.

So, back by popular demand, our own 19th annual Canada Music Week concert will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS). Expect to hear all ages of piano, voice and band students sharing their work on music that is both contemporary and classic in flavour. You can expect to hear a variety of Canadian piano compositions, including one from local student Daniel Shione, as well as vocal selections from Evita, West Side Story, South Pacific, and The Pirates of Penzance.

Rounding out the program will be some classic rock offerings from D-Jam – a band consisting of GFSS students Dylan Fitzpatrick, Aidan Klassen, Jesse Lawrence and Mikell Plotnikoff.

If you are interested in music, committed to supporting the musical lives of students in our community and keen to hear debut performances from D-Jam and others, be sure to mark this night on your calendar.

Admission to this event is open to everyone and your donations at the door (which go to annual music student scholarships) are graciously accepted.

-submitted by Joan Thompson