Deloraine School Music Program presented “A Celebration of Spring” Part 1 on Monday, May 9. It’s been a very exciting year at the School with the reintroduction of band after 24 years!
Mr. David Heilmann is the music teacher at the School. He was successful in acquiring a Music Counts grant of $10,000, which went toward purchasing instruments. As well, there has been tremendous support from the community. Shirley Bell and Mark Davis were on hand to present a cheque for over $900 (the proceeds from last week’s barbecue) for the music program. As well, Ms Patmore presented a $200 cheque on behalf of Deloraine School Student Council.
The Concert opened with the Grade 4 class presenting “Down in the Jungle”, “Stella Ella Olla”, and “A Splash of Blue”. Class members are Logan Agecoutay, Brooklyn Claeys, Hallie Franklin, Mathias McGregor, C.J. Roberts, Emily Wozney, Milenne Andal, Danee Crepeele, Jackson Hofer, Taylar Meggison, Jayda Soukup, Carlton Champion, Kelis Dueck, Colin McEvoy-Trepanier, Emilyn Nestibo, and Ethan Williams.
Jackson Hofer and C.J. Roberts performed a recorder duet, “Scarborough Fair”.
The Grade 5 class presented “Liza Jane”, and “The School Rock”! Students include: Savana Aitchison, Brady Barron, Kristin Harkness, Natalie Maguire, Adair Racine, Kennedi Schoonbaert, Luke Vandaele, Declan Vanmackelbergh, Mason Andries, Taylor Corkish, Ocean Lea, Anna Mitchler, Georgia Raes, Ashley Temple, Whitney Vandendorpe, Blake Artz, Jenesha Hammond, Lucas Maddess, Nolan Nestibo, Leon Rushing, Kylie Threinen, and DustinVandoorne.
Grade 5 and 6 recorder duets included “Country Dance”, “The Robin”, “The Upward Tria”, and “J’ai Du Bon Tabac”.
The Grade 6 class presented “Ahrirang” and “Kingston Market”. Students include: Bailey Agecoutay, Hilary Kelm, Caleb Raes, Miles Rushing, Kenzie Wells, Teaghan Dyck, Aryanna Kitching, Aidan Revet, Tristan Saltel, Stephanie Wozney, Jonathan Hofer, Madison McGee, Dayton Roy, and Brady Threinen.
Grade 5 and 6 recorder ensembles included the following selections: “Clementine”, “Dona Nobis Pacem”, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Land of the Silver Birch”, “Hickory Dickory Dock” and “Siyahamba”. Of special interest, Craig Cassils, formerly of Deloraine, arranged all these pieces.
Nickolas Schoonbaert performed a flute solo – “Sonatina”. Bev Goethals accompanied him on piano.
The Grade 7 and 8 Concert Band performed “Chorale in Eb No. 1”, “Shine” and “The Tempest”. Band members include: Miranda Adams, Lauren Bell, Mackenzie Bell, Samuel Bell, Amanda Black, Kyle Breemersch, Brianna Claeys, Randi Day, Kristine Estremos, Payton Halcrow, Isobelle Hobbs, Kristal Maguire, Kyra McGregor, Skyler Mitchler, Kadin Nestibo, Matthias Raes, Nickolas Schoonbaert, Abby Vancauwenberghe, Hayden Vandoorne, Desmon Vanmackelbergh, Emma Williams, Andrea Andries, Justin Breemersch, Joshua Combs, Sydnie Corkish, Tyson Dyck, Kate Estremos, Julia Ginter, Chelsea Hainsworth, Brendin Hammond, Zackary Maddess, Briar Mills, Damian Racine, James Raes, Seth Roberts, and Xander Wozney.
James Raes performed a trombone solo – “Caro Mio Ben”.
The Deloraine Community Band performed “March of the Irish Guard”, “Salvation is Created”, “Nottingham Castle”, “As Summer Was Just Beginning”, “Creed”, and “Super Hit Mega-Mix”. Band members include: Cathey Day, Deanna Revet, Nick Schoonbaert, Tracy Spence, Candy Henderson, Sierra Henderson, Ginny Andries, Bev Goethals, Melissa Morrison, Susan McKinnon, Carrie Schoonbaert, Bob Williamson, Belmont; Niquie Jackson, Hartney; Kate Carreon, Hartney; Kyle Breemersch, Kristen Magnifico, Jenn McMechan, Braden Davis, Matthias Raes, Justin Breemersch, James Raes, Pamela Hainsworth, Marc Davis, Andrea Andries, and Julia Ginter.
Both bands received resounding standing ovations. It’s clear that people appreciate band music and have been missing the band program. There’s no doubt that music is a celebration that brings the community together!