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Friday, April 12th


8:00-10:00pm, Grand Ballroom

Student Social Dance

Time Groups Assigned
8:00pm Abbotsford Senior, Archbishop Jordan, Brocklehurst, Crowther Grandview Heights, Lethbridge Collegiate, Our Lady of Perpetual Health, Scott Creek, St. Thomas Aquinas
9:00pm Calgary French, Edmonton Christian, Pacific Academy, Royal Bay, Sentinal, Sir John Thomson, Vincent Massey, WR Myers

8:00-10:30pm, McGillivray Room

Directors' Reception


Saturday, April 13th


12:00pm, Grand Ballroom

Thunderbird Brass Quintet
Silas Friesen, Trumpet
Malcom Shier, Trumpet
Kristin Ranshaw, Horn
Kevin Jackson, Trombone
Takumi Hayashi, Tuba

Repertoire to be chosen from:

"La Virgen de la Macarena" Trad, Arr Geoffery Berlger
"Csardas" - Monti
"Quintet" - Kamen
"Amparita Roca" - Texador
"Oblivion" - Piazzolla
"English Folk Song Suite" - Vaughan Williams
"Firedance" - Anthony DiLorenzo
"Girl with the Flaxen Hair" -Debussy
"Original Dixieland One- Step" - Arr. Jack Gale
"A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square" Trad, Arr. Jack Gale
"West Side Story Suite" - Bernstein, Arr. Jack Gale
"Blue"- Gansch, Arr. Mnozil Brass

6:30pm, Annex

Catholic Mass

7:00 & 8:30pm, Grand Ballroom

Anita Eccleston Quartet
Anita Eccleston - Vocals & Trumpet
Andrew R. Smith - Electric Guitar, Trombone & Vocals
Kris Ruston - Organ/Keyboards
Alexander Ward - Upright Bass
Richard Graham - Drums

Repertoire to be chosen from:

Ain't Misbehavin'
All or Nothing At All
Angel Eyes
Back To Black
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
Fly Me To The Moon
Foggy Day
Girl From Ipanema
I'll Remember April

I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Killing Me Softly
Long Ago and Far Away
Love Is A Losing Game
Mad World
Moonlight In Vermont
My Funny Valentine
New Skies
October Song
Round Midnight

Scarlet Scribbles
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
St. James Infirmary
Stop Me
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Time After Time
Way You Look Tonight
We Can't Go On This Way
What a Wonderful World
You Know I'm No Good


Festival Mass Choir
Frank Gnandt, Director

Stand By Me - Public Domain
Homeward Bound - arr. Mack Wilberg

Time Groups Assigned
7:00pm Abbotsford Senior, Brocklehurst, Crowther, Lethbridge Collegiate, Our Lady of Perpetual Health, Scott Creek, Calgary French, Pacific Academy
8:30pm Archbishop Jordan, Grandview Heights, St. Thomas Aquinas, Edmonton Christian, Royal Bay, Sentinal, Sir John Thomson, Vincent Massey, WR Myers


Performer Bios


Anita Eccleston Quartet


Vancouver-based bandleader Anita Eccleston's acrobatic voice and lyrical trumpet style honour the traditions of jazz, often melding familiar and new in both her large and small ensembles. Her ongoing project showcases original songs and jazz favourites highlighted by instrumental improvisation, sweet sultry vocals, and sweeping cello counterpoint. Her growing passion for jazz ukulele has her adopting a new role as a rhythm player. Her major influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Diana Krall, Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Madeleine Peyroux. Anita's energetic performances incorporate many styles from jazz to soul, funk, reggae, pop, and the blues.

Her latest album, More Trumpet (December 2016) is a collection of traditional jazz standards, showcasing her distinctive vocal stylings alongside her playful trumpeting. She pays tribute to the timeless songs that she connected with as a budding musician.

In 2011, Eccleston released her debut Jazz EP, a collection of recordings from her early beginnings in Montreal at McGill University. Anita was featured in 2012 in a performance for CBC Radio One’s program Hot Air. She released her Trio EP in 2013, and in 2014 completed her long-awaited original LP, So It Goes. The full-length album explores her eclectic tastes in music. Her music is available for purchase and streaming online.

Anita toured BC and Eastern Canada (highlighted by a show at Canadian Music Week in Toronto) in 2014. In 2015, she performed with her trio and was also a featured guest soloist with the Plastic Acid Orchestra at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The following year, she performed with her 9- piece lineup on Granville Island for the Vancouver Jazz Fest. In April 2017, Anita showcased once again at Canadian Music Week accompanied by pianist Steve Amirault with assistance from Music BC. Joining Canada's only all-female Mariachi band Las Estrellas de Vancouver, Eccleston traveled in the early summer 2017 to Tlaxcala, Mexico to attend workshops and perform at the first ever Tlaxcala Women's Mariachi Festival alongside groups from Mexico, Columbia and the USA. In July 2018 they were invited to play at the 5th Annual Women's Mariachi Festival in Los Angeles and performed alongside Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea of LA, Las Adelitas of London, UK and famed mariachi vocalist Junko Seki from Japan.

Anita is currently writing new music, teaching, performing, and advancing her mastery of the jazz ukulele.