For more than 30 years, Mrs. Taya Shields, our Director of the Junior School, has organized the annual Terry Fox fundraising event on our campus in an effort to support the community and aid in the quest to finance cancer research. Ten years ago, she suggested to me that some entertainment would be a welcome addition at the post-run BBQ, and so it began. This year, eight different groups of performers showcased their musical talents. In addition, Ms. Stephanie Cummings, our new dance instructor and English teacher, had her team of dancers add to the festivities with an energetic, well-choreographed routine.
The largest group to play at our post-run BBQ was the School's Jazz Band. The members of the group who performed are:
Kathleen Balcome - vocals Maggie Baxter - alto sax Joanna Bond - vocals Ella Brown - trumpet Nicholas Cheverie - drums Max Cole - guitar Nicola du Toit - vocals Kyra Jarvis - alto sax Bryan Li - piano Benjamin Lohr - bass Eva Redmond - cornet Piranavan Somasekaram - clarinet Bella Turner-Galaise - bass
What a terrific group to work with! A clip of them playing Don't Know Why and How High the Moon can be viewed by clicking this link.
Jeff Smith Director of Visual & Performing Arts
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