Yesterday I had the opportunity to accompany 67 grade 7 and 8 band students to Yorkton, Saskatchewan yesterday. The students participated in a workshop with a guest conductor and then they went swimming at the Gallagher centre.
It was great to see these students come together and play great music. The band consists of students from three different elementary schools in Regina. These students meet once a week as full band and some know each other through other groups.
When the kids were swimming it was nice to see all of the students together having fun. No one was left out and they had a great time.
I was reminded of band trips I took in elementary school and high school and the fun I had and the friendships I developed.
Music brings people together.