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Prep Band program has incredible success

The Prep Band program has had a very busy month of February with numerous performances and competitions. I wish to thank all of the boys involved for all of their hard work and dedication to the Band program here at the Prep school.

I also wish to congratulate our Prep Bands for some incredible success and acknowledgements this month. Here is a recap of the past month’s band successes:

Form 7 Concert Band: They received a Silver Plus Award at the Ontario Band Association Music Festival with an invitation earned to the Musicfest National Festival. They also received a Rising Star Award at the Festival meant for young bands with noticeable excellence in performance that stood out to the judges during the course of the festival.

Form 7 Wind Ensemble: They received a Gold Award at the Ontario Band Association Music Festival with an invitation earned to the Musicfest National Festival. The band also received a Brass Section Excellence Award at the festival chosen by the adjudicators recognizing excellence in performance within the bands brass section. The Prep Wind Ensemble was one of only 10 to receive this award out of more than 100 bands that competed during the week.

Form 7 Jazz Ensemble: They received a Gold Award at the Humber Next Generation Music Festival with an invitation earned to the Musicfest National Festival. Individual recognition goes to Kurt Karul for adjudicator acknowledgement of outstanding excellence in performance on the drum kit.

Congratulations to all!

Paul McGarr , Prep Director of Bands