Expansion and success for MEC music

Arts & Entertainment Community

The end of the school year has rolled around and the new MacCulloch Education Centre band program finished things off for their first year with a final concert at the school’s gym to show off their new skills.

At the beginning of the school year, the music program was collecting used instruments that county residents donated. The call out for instruments eventually led to the collection of 10 pre-loved instruments and a cash donation to buy more as well.

“It’s been great, we’ve been so thankful for the people that donated,” said David Pos, who helped put together the instrument collection campaign. “We’re really proud of the kids and what they’ve accomplished.”

It was evident at the concert to those who were watching and to their teachers that the students have been working hard on playing their instrument of choice.

After a successful first year, Pos shared that they are already looking to expand the program to another class and possibly add a Grade 8 music class, something that has not been offered for some time now.

“Between now and September we’re looking to collect another set of instruments,” said Pos. Both Pos and the kids’ music teacher and facilitator of the program, Angela Campbell, agreed that the program has instilled obvious confidence in the students.

Students from the MacCulloch Education Centre band program that began this year showed off their new skills at a concert at the school for friends and family. (Brimicombe photo)