By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Communications Manager.
CBC Music’s annual Canadian Music Class Challenge invites music teachers from across the country to bring together a group of students to learn and perform a Canadian song from a pre-approved list.
For 2022, the North Vancouver School District Elementary Strings program recorded “The Girl” by Canadian band City and Colour.
“Students worked really hard, and I'm excited to share their accomplishments!” said Strings Teacher Clarice Scop.
With about 70 violin, viola, and cello players from five different schools across the school district, student musicians came together at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art to showcase the vibrancy of the North Vancouver arts community - our city and colour!
Students from Braemar, Canyon Heights, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, and Ross Road Elementary schools had the opportunity to learn new string techniques, connect with a strong tradition of Canadian music, and build community with other young artists.
As Clarice emphasized to students throughout this musical experience, “You are all winners for working hard, showing up, and making music together!”
And the judges agreed, awarding the North Vancouver School District musicians third place in the category Elementary Instrumental (Grades 4-6).
For more information about the CBC 2022 Canadian Music Class Challenge, please visit: cbcmusic.ca/musicclass.