A division wide celebration of music took place on June 11, 4:30-6:30 in Winkler's Bethel Heritage Park. Each school in the division with a grade 7/8 band program, plus GVC, sent a group of students to perform several songs for the community on the large outdoor stage.
The concert in the park included a barbeque supper, as well as a raffle for a variety of prizes.
Organized by WES band teacher Lincoln Wiebe and the other GVSD band directors, the concert in the park was designed to be a fundraising event. Proceeds from the event will help provide musical instruments for students who may not be able to participate in the band program due to financial difficulties.
The end of the concert was marked by all the school bands--a total of 255 people--performing a finale song together.