Grade 7 Band Students Create Virtual Year-end Concert

It’s been a long-held tradition for Grade 7 Band students from across the District to wrap up the school year with a special performance for friends, families and fans. With restrictions due to COVID-19 making the annual concerts impossible, elementary band teachers found a creative way to use both an assignment and technology to create virtual performances that could be enjoyed by all.

During remote learning, students were asked to record themselves playing their individual part of two Festival of Beginning Band pieces, while learning to use two recording software programs called SmartMusic and Soundtrap. Band teachers shared all of the recordings with Mr Martin at Sperling who did an amazing job mixing the parts together for all 41 bands.

Enjoy listening to John Williams’ “Star Wars,” as arranged by elementary band teacher Mr Denroche, and “Ayre and Dance” by Bruce Pearson.

Posted June 2020