Sooke bands off to national song opposition

Journey Middle School musicians, the 2019 MusicFest became track to their ears.

The school delivered domestic a number of awards from the regional track festival held in Port Alberni closing month.

The Sooke college students acquired superior and terrific gradings for his or her performances. All five groups completed and obtained an invite to the Musicfest Nationals in Calgary next yr.

The Journey musicians acquired the following awards:

• Grade 6, 7 and 8 Concert Band (superior)

• Grade 7 and eight Concert Band (incredible plus)

• Grade 8 Concert Band (a great plus)

• District 62 Orchestra (terrific plus)

• District 62 Chamber Ensemble (advanced minus)

“I couldn’t be prouder of the students,” stated Lorna Bjorklund, Journey Band conductor and trainer.“They’ve executed notably well, and we’re excited on the chance to visit Calgary in 2020.

“I’m absolutely touched through how the community got here collectively to guide the kids. We had a super crew of parents, instructors, directors and Sooke citizens who helped make our journeys viable.”

Stella Champagne, who performs the clarinet inside the Grade 6 phase, stated college students are enthusiastic about the chance to play in Calgary.

“We have been so amazed after they informed us how nicely we’d carried out,” she said.

The college students additionally completed properly in a second event at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival in Whistler on April 26.

The Grade 6, 7, and 8 bands obtained silver and the Grade 7 and eight bands acquired gold. A

“It changed into the fun to head, and it became a thrilling enjoy,” stated Sienna Lajoie, a flutist in the Grade eight-band, who attended the Whistler pageant.

The Journey band will carry out within the Capital City Jazz pageant in late May and could be giving further concert events in June.

The band is also planning fundraisers to attend Nationals.

As a bassist, bandleader, trainer, and music copyist, I’ve labored with masses of singers in the course of the years. Though working musicians know loads of tunes, singers want to have correct charts on the way to have their song played the manner they want. I outline a “exact chart” as a bit of written music that effectively tells the musicians what they have to play.

The written tune is available in seven basic bureaucracy: chord charts, sheet track, songbooks, lead sheets, faux books, master rhythm charts and fully notated components.

As a musician has a duty to play the chart before him successfully, the dealer of the chart has the duty of offering the proper type of chart. Knowing what form of chart to use for what sort of music or gig could be very vital.

This article explains what one of a kind varieties of charts are, and underneath what occasions to apply them. I hope you locate it beneficial.


Charts can be simple or problematic in keeping with the fashion of track and type of gig. Cover tunes are traditionally found out from recordings; classical and choral track can be determined in sheet song shops as well as in numerous music catalogs; numerous tunes can be found in songbooks of a wide variety, and many public libraries bring recordings and written tune for your use.

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