Students from 11 different school bands in Central Okanagan performed music in Kelowna on Sunday, all proceeds were donated to relief efforts in Ukraine.
Sunday's music performance at Prospera Place is the largest that the Central Okanagan School District has ever done, with 450 students playing Canadian and Ukrainian national anthems.I played a song called Kyiv2022. Written as a homage to the Ukrainians.
One music teacher described this performance as "moving." She added that the students spent countless hours preparing for the fundraising event, which also helped them learn valuable lessons.
"One of the things I feel very strongly about as a music teacher is that students can use their skills, talents and passion for life to do good things in the world. To show, "says Megan Frederick of Okanagan. Mission secondary school, music teacher.
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"Even in the face of a major crisis like what is happening in Ukraine, one small effort is actually How to show them that it can take a long time. "
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Participating student events are proud that their musical talent has made a difference in countries that are in desperate need of help. thought.
"I think it was really exciting to be able to participate in something like this. It was really nice to be able to participate because it was much bigger than ourselves," said Megan, a 11th grader. rice field. Lee.
"I think it's really nice to see everyone get together to support such a legitimate purpose and actively participate in the community," said 11th grade Liam Sisson. Said.
"It's really nice to be able to perform and show all our skills."
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A band of 450 members, students weren't rehearsing the show as a unit until 30 minutes before the show, so it's final for some students. It was a great relief to play together.
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"We were all with a small band, so with everyone, which one I couldn't wait to see what it sounded like, "said 11th grade Tennessee Tores.
"It's been really great to be able to play with so many people since the pandemic."
After the show, the event level at Prospera Place opens. He enjoyed walking around the vendor fair, where local craftsmen, craftsmen and other small business merchants gathered. A local food truck was set up outside the venue. Both indoor and outdoor vendors also donate a portion of their proceeds to Ukrainian relief efforts.
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