Traf Concert Band Gets the Gold

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The talented musicians in Trafalgar’s Senior Concert Band were kicking up their heels after receiving a GOLD rating at this year’s Atlantic Festivals of Music competition, held at Mount Saint Vincent University.

The judges loved the repertoire, which featured Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes, March of the Dwarfs by Edvard Grieg, and Ruckus by Randall Standridge. The judges told director Ms. Offer that the band ‘s “Style was bang-on!” adding, “Your band is fantastic!” and that this was “A strong performance.”

During their visit, the group benefited from listening to other ensembles play at the festival and also attended a concert by TorQ, an amazing percussion ensemble from Toronto.

They also enjoyed a beautiful visit to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, and Mahone Bay, visited the Titanic Cemetery, participated in an immigration simulation game at the Canadian Museum of Immigration, spent time at the boardwalk, walked on the sea bridge, went to the Seaport Farmer’s Market, and enjoyed dinner and a play at the Grafton Dinner Theatre.

It was a whirlwind few days, filled with music, laughter, and boundless energy, in true Traf style!