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Thursday April 26th 7:30pm, Sea to Sky Ballroom

Student Social and Dance!

Featuring UBC Swing Kids &
Carter Cardinal Academy Jazz Band

Theme from “Family Guy” Walter Murphy arr Rick Stitzel
Evil Ways Sonny Henry arr John Berry
Satin Doll Duke Ellington arr Sammy Nestico
Birdland Josef Zawinul arr Michael Sweeney
Lucrettia McEvil David Clayton Thomas arr Roger Holmes
Embraceable You George Gershwin arr Darmon Meader
Get It On Bill Chase Arr Victor Lopez
Gimme Some Lovin’ Steve Winwood arr Roy Phillippe
Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima arr Mike Lewis
Superstition Stevie Wonder arr Mike Tomaro
It Had Better Be Tonight Henry Mancini arr Scott Ragsdale
Chicken Alfred Ellis arr Kris Berg

Friday April 27th 7:00 & 8:30pm, Sea to Sky Ballroom

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra
Colin Clarke, Director

Program to be chosen from:

Strange Humours John Makcey
Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice Ron Nelson
Mothership Mason Bates
Wedding Dance Jacques Press
Equus Eric Whitacre
Jupiter (from The Planets) Gustav Holst

Time Groups Assigned
7:00pm Bell High School, Bellerose Composite High School, Bev Facey High
School, Burnaby South Secondary School, Cardinal Carter Academy
for the Arts, Centennial Christian School, Clayburn Middle School,
Eugene Reimer Middle School, Fraser Heights Secondary School,
Grandview Heights School, Guelph Youth Singers, HD Stafford /
Betty Gilbert Middle School, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Kelowna
Christian School, LA Matheson Secondary School, Leduc Composite
High School, Lord Beaverbrook High School, McRoberts Secondary
School, R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Robert Bateman
Secondary School, Sardis Secondary School, Sullivan Heights School,
Tamanawis Secondary School , Vancouver College, White Rock
Christian Academy, Yorkson Creek Middle School
8:30pm Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, Abbotsford Traditional
Secondary School (incl Yale), Calgary Girls’ School, Catholic Central
High School, Dr. Gordon Higgins School, Fernie Secondary School,
Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Glenbrook Middle School,
Guildford Park Secondary School, Johnston Heights Secondary
School, Kitsilano, Memorial Composite High School, Nechako Valley
Secondary School, New Westminster Secondary School, North
Surrey Secondary School, Oak Bay High School, Pacific Academy,
Semiahmoo Secondary School, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
School, Smithers Secondary School, St. Luke School, Yale Secondary
School

Saturday April 28th

 

Rainbow Theatre, Conference Centre, 12:00pm

Semiahmoo Senior Jazz Band

See program below

Mt. Currie Ballroom, Hilton, 6:45-8:00 pm

Catholic Mass 
featuring the Cardinal Carter Singers

Sea to Sky Ballroom, Conference Centre, 7:00 & 8:30pm

Vancouver Youth Choir
Carrie Tennant, Director

Auld Lang Syne trad. Scottish arr. Mairi Campbell and David Francis
The Circle of Life (Lion King)Elton John, arr. Anna Abeleda
Daghamdeba Tqeshi OdesJoseph Kechakmadze (1939-2013)
Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel trad. Spiritualarr. Moses Hogan
EugeneSufjan Stevens (1975- ) , arr. Sasha Niechoda*
Gloria (Cantus Missae)Joseph Rheinberger (1835-1901)
I am the Great Sun Jussi Chydenius (1972- )
Ich bin das Brot des LebensWilliam Buchenberg (1962- )
If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Ilus Ta Ei OlePärt Uusberg (1986- )
Light (World Premiere) Katerina Gimon*, (1993- ) text by Sharlene Petigara
NorthSleeping At Last, arr. George Chung*
Sarba Pe Scaun (from Suita Scurta) Alexandru Paşcanu (1920-1989)
Snow Angel Sarah Quartel*
Tantsulaul (Dancing Song)Veljo Tormis (1930-2017)
Trilo trad. Swedish, arr. Bengt Ollén

University of Washington Husky Drumline
Dr. Brad McDavid, Director

Drum Yell/Victory For Washington (Traditional UW drum cadence introduction and fight song)
Salt/Brother (Stadium drum cadence)
Dirty Dawg (Stadium drum cadence)
Victory For Washington II (Traditional UW fight song featuring modern marching percussion arrangement)
El Perro Latino (Modern marching percussion standalone feature)
Everybody’s Everything (Traditional UW peptune featuring modern marching percussion arrangement)
Johnny’s Mambo (Traditional UW peptune featuring modern marching percussion arrangement)
One Time (Traditional UW drum cadence)
 

interval

Festival Mass Choir

As the Ship Went Down, You Never Looked Finer to be conducted by Carrie Tennant
Blood on the Saddle arr. Trent Worthington, to be conducted by Elise Bradley

Time Groups Assigned
7:00pm Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, Abbotsford Traditional
Secondary School, Bell High School, Bellerose Composite High
School, Bev Facey High School, Calgary Girls’ School, Clayburn
Middle School, Eugene Reimer Middle School, Fleetwood Park
Secondary School, Fraser Heights Secondary School, Glenbrook
Middle School, Guelph Youth Singers, Guildford Park Secondary
School, HD Stafford / Betty Gilbert Middle School, Hugh Boyd
Secondary School, LA Matheson Secondary School, McRoberts
Secondary School, North Surrey Secondary School, Pacific Academy,
Robert Bateman Secondary School, St. Luke School, Tamanawis
Secondary School, Yale Secondary School, Yorkson Creek Middle School
8:30pm Burnaby South Secondary School, Cardinal Carter Academy for the
Arts, Catholic Central High School, Centennial Christian School,
Dr. Gordon Higgins School, Fernie Secondary School, Grandview
Heights, Johnston Heights Secondary School, Kitsilano, Leduc Composite High School, Lord Beaverbrook High School, Memorial Composite High School, Nechako Valley Secondary School, New Westminster Secondary School, Oak Bay High School, R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Sardis Secondary School, Semiahmoo Secondary School, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Smithers Secondary School, Sullivan Heights, Vancouver College, White Rock Christian Academy

 

Conference Centre (downstairs), 8:00-10:00 pm

Directors' Reception

Mt. Currie Ballroom, Hilton 8:30pm

Semiahmoo Senior Jazz Band

Program to be chosen from and more

A Warm Breeze Sammy Nestico
Some Skunk Funk Mark Taylor
Let's Face the Music and Dance Mike Tomaro
Told You So Bill Holman
Faux Pas Crawl Brad Turner
Here's That Rainy Day Robert Curnow

 

Sunday April 29th, Sea to Sky Ballroom, Conference Centre

 

9:00 am - Open Clinic with the University of Washington Drumline 

10:00 am - Open Rehearsal/Clinic with the Vancouver Youth Choir

11:00 am – Adjudicators' Pick for Jazz Ensembles

11:30 am – Adjudicators' Pick for Choirs

12:00 pm – Adjudicators' Pick for Concert Bands

 

Performer Bios

 

Carter Cardinal Jazz Band

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Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

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The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO) began as the dream of its founder and Artistic Director, Colin Clarke while he was a high school student.  Under his direction, the Brampton Youth Wind Ensemble, as it was then called, comprised of about 15 young musicians who wanted to take their performance skills to the next level by challenging themselves to play professional-level concert repertoire.  The ensemble debuted to a small, but enthusiastic audience at the University of Toronto’s MacMillan Theatre the following year.  Concert goers were impressed by the band’s amazing sound and commitment to excellence and the artistic maturity and vision of its young director.  That same year, the ensemble won its first award, a Gold Award at the Southern Ontario Band Festival, a division of MusicFest Canada.

Fast forward to 1994.  The newly-named Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, now with a full complement of 50 musicians, became a well recognized and widely-celebrated musical group.  Since then, the ensemble’s accomplishments have grown substantially to include many regional and national awards, featured guests at major festivals as well as radio and television broadcasts.  The Wind Orchestra boasts a long list of collaborations with renowned artists; acclaimed composers James Curnow, Donald Coakley, Dr. Jack Stamp, Johan de Meij, Eric Whitacre and Samuel R. Hazo; appearances with internationally-recognized conductors including Dr. Glenn Price of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Dr. Donald Hunsberger, formerly of the Eastman School of Music; world-class virtuosi – trumpeter Allen Vizzutti and trombonist Joseph Alessi; and performances with great Canadian talents Phil Nimmons, Robert Pilon, W. Bramwell Smith, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Peter Appleyard, Michael Burgess, Kevin MacMillan, Leslie Fagan and the Canadian Brass.  On the occasion of its 15th anniversary season, the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra travelled to New York City for a performance at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall as part of the historic hall’s Ensemble Spotlight Series, the first ever Canadian youth wind ensemble to be so honoured.  In 2011, the Wind Orchestra marked its 20th anniversary with a return to Carnegie Hall.

There are TYWO alumni in schools as educators and administrators across Canada, the U.S. and abroad.  As well, you can find TYWO alumni in major symphony orchestras including the Saint Louis Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Victoria Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Although not all members go on into a professional career in music, all do share the common bond created from being a part of this family of ensembles.  Well over 1,500 Wind Orchestra, Symphonic Winds and Concert Winds musicians, volunteers and staff have passed through our organization over the past twenty years.

The Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra is a community-driven youth ensemble which operates largely through the support of a wide network of volunteers and patrons, and continues to raise the awareness of wind band repertoire and promote the importance of music education and the arts.

Vancouver Youth Choir

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The Vancouver Youth Choir is the lower mainland’s newest choir for singers aged 15-23. Founded by Carrie Tennant, the Vancouver Youth Choir provides an opportunity for advanced singers to pursue challenging and eclectic music in a supportive and joyful environment. Artistry and authentic communication are the goals of this young choir, who present music from Fleet Foxes to Gyorgy Orban. The choir began its very first season fall of 2013, and at Christmas presented its first concert in collaboration with the VSO School of Music Children's Choir. This spring, VYC participated in a private workshop with Rajaton (Finland), shared the stage in concerts with Kamiak Choirs (Seattle, WA), Glendora High School choirs (Glendora, CA), and Rhythm N’ Roots Choir, and collaborated with several local high school choirs in the lower mainland. In their second season, the Vancouver Youth Choir is excited to announce that they will be an Associate Choir of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. As an Associate Choir, VYC will perform in three concerts with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, including, in spring of 2015, the Faure Requiem at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. VYC is thrilled to be participating in the Whistler Cantando Festival.

University of Washington Husky Drumline

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The UW Drumline is comprised of four sections; Snares, Tenors, Bass Drums and Cymbals. We typically field between seven and ten snares, five or six tenors, six bass drums and between seven and ten cymbals.

The band performs at many local and regional public, corporate and private events. In addition to these performances the drumline also holds several clinics throughout the year both on and off campus. Our biggest clinic of the year, The Day of Marching Percussion, is held every year on a >Saturday in August and, for the drumline, serves as a wrap-up to our week long rehearsal camp.  The Husky Drumline is proud and privileged to play on the very finest instruments. We are extremely fortunate to have forged wonderful relationships with the following corporations: Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, and Remo Drumheads.

Semiahmoo Jazz Band

performer

Semiahmoo Secondary has had a long tradition of producing exceptional bands and nurturing talented young musicians. Thanks to a supportive adminsistration, and spectactular parent organization, it shows promise of continuing this tradition for yearst to come. The Semiahmoo Grade 12 Jazz Band is honoured to be selected as a feature performing ensemble at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival. This group has been together as an ensemble for five years, and from the beginning, it has always been their goal to perform music at an exceptional level, connecting with audiences through their music and love of Jazz. They have received numerous accolades and top awards for outstanding musicianship at festivals such as the Surrey Schools Jazz Festival, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. It is always exciting to perform for peers that share a love for music and the members of this ensemble truly hope that you will enjoy the music they have prepared.

Dagan Lowe, director of this ensemble, graduated from Semiahmoo Secondary in 1997, under the musical direction of program founders David Proznick and Kevin Lee. He completed his Jazz Degree on trombone at Capilano University and then earned an music education degree at UBC. He has been a teacher for 15 years, 12 of which at Semiahmoo Secondary where he is currently the music department head. Beyond teaching, Dagan continues to play the trombone and is currently the lead trombonist in "The Other Big Band" and the "Vancouver Groove Orchestra"