May 14, 2018 - The Chippewa Intermediate Secondary School Band recently traveled to perform at the Atlantic Music Festival in London, Ontario, hosted by Western University. Band members participated in instrument-specific workshops taught by renowned musicians, had the opportunity to perform, and received a silver star rating.
In addition, the band was able to experience a live jazz performance at Humber College. The show was put on by the College’s band, “The Yellowjacket Project”, which consisted of recent Chippewa graduate, John Kervin, on the piano and band leader Shirantha Beddage, a talented professor at Humber and a Chippewa Alumnist (1997).
Chippewa’s Junior and Senior bands have had a successful year, in which they competed in multiple events such as the Northern Ontario Music festival. Highlights of the years’ achievements include:
- Obtaining a spot to perform at Music Fest Canada, which Chippewa has been invited to for over 20 years.
- Receipt of a Gold Rating for both bands at the local Kiwanis Music Festival.
- The Senior group scored the highest ranking in the Secondary Band category.
The Junior and Senior Band, consisting of over 60 students, will conclude this fantastic year with their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 pm in the Chippewa Theatre.
For more information, please contact:
Marla Sunstrum, Chippewa Secondary School Music Department
Phone: 705-475-2341 ext. 8532, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org