Grade Seven students from the Flin Flon School Division band program are in Winnipeg today. Band Director Anna Jardine says this is an annual event for the students. She says they get a chance to perform the pieces that they prepared on a big stage in a big church. She says they then get two clinics, one with an adjudicator that listens to their performance and gives them feedback and works with them and then they get a clinic with another expert music educator that takes them through a band basics workshop where they learn to work on skills that can be applied to everything they do including pulse, rhythm, pitch, ear training and that kind of thing and then they get an opportunity to watch two other bands perform.
The 42 students left yesterday with 4 chaperones and will return tonight.