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Tour and Honour Bands

The Tour Band will be travelling to Sun Peaks, British Columbia  in 2017. Two years ago it competed in the Cantado Music Festival in Nelson, British Columbia where it competed against mostly high school bands yet won silver!​ The Grade 7 Honour Band has also earned high praise for its performances. Miss Wong is the conductor for both bands.
The SJT Tour Band

 It is a large ensemble of auditioned, high-level musicians who perform music of a high degree of difficulty and complexity. This requires individual students to be technically proficient on their instruments and be dedicated to personal growth and excellence, and to demonstrate exceptional team-work. The concept of ensemble is integral to the Tour Band and follows the philosophy of “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  The Tour Band functions as an ambassador of Sir John Thompson School and is expected to perform in the community as well as in a festival environment.

 The goals of the Tour Band are:

  • To develop creative, technical, aural and ensemble skills on wind and percussion instruments in a large ensemble setting;
  • To develop interpersonal skills required for effective ensemble sound and performance;
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful, high quality public performances in the school and community;
  • To establish the foundation for life-long involvement and enjoyment of music.

​​Tour Band 2016 - 2017

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Grade 7 Honour Band 2016-2017

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