As usual, Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) has demonstrated how important music is when it comes to education.
The student musicians joined with the Port Elgin Community Band to perform a wide variety of musical selections at the ‘Sounds of Spring’ concert held on Thursday, April 25th at SDSS school.
From olden goldies, such as Ain’t Misbehavin by Fats Waller and performed by the Brass Quintet to Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies and selections from the Music Man by the Senior Band, it was an evening of musical culture.
The band(s) under the direction of Music Teacher Kerrie Lynn Boys, and Port Elgin Community Band conductors Cam Porter, Ron Code, Ian Burbidge and Kim Lake, there was literally something for every musical taste.
For many of the students in their final year of high school, it was a last chance to play under the direction of Kerrie Lynn Boys who said an emotional goodbye and assured them that they would each receive a personal note from her.
The Port Elgin Community Band is made up of musicians of all ages, from grandchildren to grandparents, who play simply for the love of music.
The last selection of the evening, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ arranged by Paul Murtha, had everyone participating including the audience.
Among the upcoming SDSS events are:
- May 4: Banding Together Community Bands Fundraising Concert 7:00 p.m. @ Port Elgin United Church
- May 10: SDSS Relay for Life – Saugeen District Secondary School track
- May 29: The Music Man
- June 1: The Music Man
- June 22: Musical Spectacular – Josh Lesperance & Friends in Concert 7:00 p.m. – SDSS Cafetorium – admission by donation (fundraiser)
- SDSS PLANT SALE: Every Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.