At the end of April, Middle School bands and choirs went to Whistler for the annual Whistler Music Cantando Festival. The trips lasted for four days and there were many highlights in the trip. This year I was part of both Grade seven choir and band. It was very exciting as it was the first year of having grade seven band and choir as two ensembles.
After performing our pieces, we received feedback from the adjudicators and had two hours long workshops for both ensembles. Both grade seven band and choir did well as we got silver plaques. One of the highlights of the trip was we had a chance to wander around Whistler village with our friends as we had free time. Another highlight was we saw other professional bands perform, and we had the privilege to see traditional African music.
The whistler trip was enjoyable but also a great opportunity to bond relationships with each other. We said goodbye to this year’s Whistler trip by playing a scavenger hunt with mixing grades. The Whistler trip was unforgettable, and I am looking forward to next year’s Whistler “adventure.” 🙂