Optimist Festival with Optimistic Results!
For the first time in many, many years, the concert band received a solid three star rating from all three of its adjudicators on Wednesday, February 22nd at the 42nd Annual Optimist Band Festival in Winnipeg. The twelve-member band was made aware in a follow-up clinic of the amazing chance it has in being a small chamber music band, and was given tips on how to make the most of it. Commendations went out to our first clarinet player, Sophie, for her beautiful clarinet tone, particularly evident in our second selection, 'In Quiet Times', and to the entire ensemble for its tone colour throughout both pieces. A big thank-you goes out to our drivers for the day, Mrs. Drabyk, Mr. Froese and Mrs. Wyryha.