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Upper Grand Music Teams find success at MusicFest Canada Nationals

May 21, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – During the week of May 13, several Upper Grand District School Board Music groups travelled to Ottawa for the MusicFest Canada Nationals.

Five of the Upper Grand groups at the festival were from Guelph CVI and one was from Centennial CVI.

MusicFest Canada’s National competition brings together school groups from across the county who had previously qualified at regional competitions.

During the festival, Centennial CVI qualified their Symphonic Winds for the second year in a row. CCVI performed very well and was awarded the National Silver Medal. This is the second year in a row where the CCVI Symphonic Winds took home the silver medal in this category.

Guelph CVI was one of only two schools in Canada to qualify in all four disciplines at MusicFest Canada. The GCVI Jr. Symphonic Band, Sr. Symphonic Band, Stage Band and Chamber Choir were all awarded the National Silver Medal for their performances.

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Guelph CVI

The GCVI String Ensemble is a new group to GCVI and qualified for MusicFest Canada Nationals for the very first time this year. They group performed well at Nationals and came home with the National Gold Medal, the highest award that can be given to a music ensemble in Canada.

The Westside SS Honour Band was also in attendance at the festival. This group of 41 students came home after the festival with a Silver medal. 


Westside SS

Congratulations to all Upper Grand students that participated in MusicFest Canada Nationals.

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