Loud and Proud 2
Over 350 students from across Avon Maitland District School Board from Grades 5 through 8 will be participating in AMDSB’s second annual Loud and Proud 2 Mass Band event.
On Tuesday, May 3, students from several elementary schools across both Huron and Perth counties will gather at Stratford Northwestern School for an afternoon of instrumental workshops with guest clinicians and rehearsals. The event will conclude with a stellar 6:30 pm concert featuring all students performing several numbers as a mass band.
This second annual event has been organized by a group of teachers belonging to the instrumental music professional learning community for elementary educators. The aim of Loud and Proud is to promote music education in our elementary schools and to feature the unique opportunity of instrumental music that many of our elementary schools afford AMDSB students.
Students will have the opportunity to meet other students engaged in music learning, as well as have the opportunity to work with local musicians and instrument specific educators. This year, several guest clinicians will be working directly with students, including Ross Edwards, Principal Clarinet of Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Instructor at Wilfred Laurier University; and Philip Seguin, trumpeter with Stratford Festival Orchestra, Windsor Symphony, Instructor at York University.
Long and McQuade, music retailer, is providing sponsorship for this event and will have representation available during to meet with students and their families during the event.
“Anyone is welcome to attend the evening concert,” states Anne Hathaway music teacher, Kendra Pearson. “Our goal is to share the benefits of instrumental music education to the entire AMDSB community,” adds F.E. Madill music teacher, Kyle Prout.
Entry to the 6:30 pm concert is by donation, with all proceeds going to support instrumental music programs in AMDSB.
For more information contact:
Kendra Pearson – Music Teacher, École Anne Hathaway Public School
Kyle Prout – Music Teacher, F.E. Madill School