Members of the Alberni District Secondary School band perform at the University of Victoria Band Fest last month.

Members of the Alberni District Secondary School band perform at the University of Victoria Band Fest last month.

Gold for band

On Feb. 26 and 27 the Grade 9 Band from ADSS went to Victoria and participated in the University of Victoria Band Festival.

On Feb. 26 and 27 the Grade 9 Band from Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) went to Victoria and participated in the University of Victoria Band Festival. They also went to a performance and workshop with the Naden Band at CFB Esquimalt.

The students played extremely well and came home with a gold level adjudication from UVic.

The visit to Naden was inspiring for the students, and memorable.

Teacher Margot McNally conducted the mass group as her students  rehearsed with the Naden musicians.

Lieutenant (N) Clarke, the Naden band leader, also demonstrated for several students how to properly conduct the group.