Monday, May 29, 2023

Gold Winning Sounds for PRMS Band program in National's Performances at Niagara Falls

Gold Medal Performances from PRMS Band at 
National's this year in Ontario
(photo from PRMS)

Prince Rupert Middle School has some major bragging rights and some plaques to show off after a successful tour of Niagara Falls for the Jazz and Concert Bands this month.

The PRMS band program students led by Kristie Tillman claimed Gold In the Instrumental Jazz  Division and the Concert Band Division as part of the MusicFest Canada National competition in the Ontario city.

The 51st edition of the "Nationals" took place from May 15th to 20th 

(photos from PRMS)

You can check out the PRMS students performances from the archives of the MusicFest website

May 17 (42 minute mark)
May 17 ( 4 hour 47 minute mark)

It had been a long awaited trip to the national stage, a lot of practice time to put in and a fair bit of fundraising to get there along the way for the students. 

Both through band projects and community groups joining in to send them off to Ontario.

Once there, the PRMS bands competed against a large volume of other schools from across Canada, including participants from China.

Among the many in Niagara Falls were some familiar faces, with Terrace's Skeena Middle School and Caledonia both at the event as well.

The full list of all of the Festival results can be reviewed here.

Learn more about the Festival from their website.

The PRMS program has been a well received project both at the School District and in the community foe many years, with the Band often praised for their sounds at community events.

In addition to the National Honours, the PRMS musicians and their leader also heard the praise of Prince Rupert City Council last week, with a tribute for their from Councillor Teri Forster.

Ms. Forster's Salute to musical excellence can be viewed through the City's Video Archive at the one hour, nineteen minute mark.

The Prince Rupert Middle School has long been a major developer of musical talent for the community, many of their students going on with other community ventures like our Community Musicals and the former students make for the rich vein of musical talent that can be found around the region.

Follow the PRMS Band program through the School's Social Media stream.

More SD52 themes can be explored here.

A wider overview of Community Notes is available here.

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