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Prep bands golden in Montreal

IMG_0070Congratulations to the Prep bands on their performances at the World Strides Music Festival in Montreal last weekend.

All three bands received a first place gold award, with marks of 92 per cent for the concert band and wind ensemble and 91 per cent for the jazz band. The concert band and wind ensemble also received the Sweepstakes Award for the top two scoring bands from one school, and all three bands received the Festival of Gold Award. The concert band and wind ensemble were also presented with the Adjudicator Award for outstanding performance.

Percussionist Owen Anderson received the Maestro Award for exemplary musicianship and sensitivity.

Twenty of the boys started learning an instrument this September, and their progress has been exceptional. Congratulations to the boys and teacher Paul McGarr for their hard work and dedication to Prep music.