The GESS Senior and Grade 8 concert bands captured first place in their divisions at a recent competition at the Creekside Theatre.

The GESS Senior and Grade 8 concert bands captured first place in their divisions at a recent competition at the Creekside Theatre.

GESS musicians come out on top

The grade 8 and senior concert bands of George Elliot Secondary won their divisions at last weeks Kiwanis Concert Band Festival. The competition is held annually at the Creekside Theatre.

The adjudicator praised the grade 8’s on their “enthusiasm and creativity” and the seniors for their obvious hard work in preparation for a trip next month to the Nationals.

Sam Kaplan garnered high praise for his original composition “Diaspora” which will be performed by the seniors at next months competition.

The Kiwanis Festival featured over 1000 students from BC and Alberta, many of whom start their music education years earlier than our students of Lake Country, making this achievement even more impressive.

Be sure to come catch these groups at the yearend concert at The Creekside on June 8.