Journey middle school band.

Sooke Music Notes

Music students at Journey middle school are fundraising for the nationals

This March, the community of Sooke, will have the opportunity help 50 young Sooke music students reach their goal of performing at the MusicFest Nationals in Vancouver this May. It is quite an honour for them to be invited to such a prestigious high talent event. Last spring the Journey middle school concert band, the Grade 7 strings and the Grade 8 strings all received Superior+ on their performances at the regionals in Port Alberni.

Lorna Bjorklund, JMS Music Director, applauded the young musicians efforts and said, “This is the highest standing that you can get at a music competition for bands, strings, and choirs.  This is the first time that Sooke has received such success in the music programs.  We were invited (to Vancouver) because of our successes in the Regionals.”

It is quite a endeavour to send 50 youth across the pond to attend a three-day event such as the MusicFest Nationals… it takes a lot of volunteer organizing and fundraising. In this writer’s humble opinion all the work and cost to get these kids to the MusicFest Nationals is worth it. The kids will have the opportunity of a lifetime and these great kids will make awesome Sooke youth ambassadors… great for Sooke.

During March many of these young kids, their parents, grandparents and siblings will be out in the community fundraising. When you see them, please be generous and wish them luck.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Donated sculpture in Sidney’s Beacon Park a testament to perseverance

Victoria artist Armando Barbon picked up sculpting 22 years ago

Greater Victoria businesses come together to help Island kids

Langford Lowe’s raises funds for youth mental health all month

Sidney builds community resilience through neighbourhood gatherings

Meet Your Street needs residents to create gatherings, safe interactions

‘Each step is a prayer’: Ojibwe man will walk from Hope to Saanich for Indigenous healing, reconciliation

James Taylor departs Sept. 20, returns to Saanich in five days for sacred fire

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Ferry riders say lower fares are what’s most needed to improve service

Provincial government announces findings of public engagement process

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Comox Valley protesters send message over old-growth logging

Event in downtown Courtenay was part of wider event on Friday

Application deadline for fish harvester benefits program extended

Those financially impacted by the pandemic have until Oct. 5 to apply

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

Most Read