Rotary Club of Grand Bend's Global Literacy Program is loading a container of medical supplies. Looking for help from 5 students between 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, and another 5 between 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm (or any amount of time within these times) on Sat. March 28th at the Hensall District Coop Warehouse, 210 Wellington St in Exeter.
Contact: Paul Wilson Volunteer Coordinator - Global Literacy Program Rotary Club of Grand Bend C: 519-521-9411 | O: 519-660-8585 x150 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHDHS Senior, Intermediate and Junior bands as well as the Percussion Ensemble traveled to London to participate in the annual Musicfest Regional festival. It was a very full day, starting early in the morning when close to 150 proud Panthers made our way to London to compete on behalf of South Huron.
Our Senior Band under the direction of Mr. Moore performed first. The program consisted of a challenging B400 level repertoire. The nearly 25 minutes of music was a challenging program for our musicians, but thanks to a dedicated work ethic and amazing fortitude and musicality, the Seniors played exceptionally well. They earned a Silver + for their performance, which means that they are invited to play the National festival! Congratulations to our Senior Band!
Next, our Intermediate Band took the stage under the direction of Ms. Milner. They performed a challenging B200 program and came away with a bronze award for their work. Congrats to our Intermediate Band!
Next, our Junior Band took the regional stage for the very first time in their short history at our school. The grade 7 and 8 students have worked really hard to harness their new instruments and put together a great B100 program under the direction of Mrs. Regier. The band played with energy and excitement, and blew away the adjudicators with their musical skill gained over a short period of time. The band came away with a Silver+ award, which gives them the opportunity to play at Nationals in May. Congratulations to our Junior Band!
Finally, our Percussion Ensemble took the stage under the direction of Dave Robilliard and Mr. Moore. This young group of musicians played some challenging repertoire and navigated through it well. They should be proud of their performance and Silver + rating, which includes an invitation to Nationals!
A huge thanks to all the young musicians from South Huron who made such a strong impression on our adjudicators. Mr. Moore, Mrs. Regier, Ms. Milner and Dave hope you all had as positive an experience as possible, learned a lot and are proud of the work you did on stage. Congratulations on your personal and collective "bests" that happened throughout the day, and for being so supportive of one another.
Just a reminder that the "It's an Honour!" travelling exhibit will be visiting SHDHS on Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th. Certain classes will be visiting the exhibit during the school day, and the exhibit will be open to the general public from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day.
The exhibit features information about the Canadian system of honours, and includes examples of the new Canadian version of the Victoria Cross; the Order of Canada, medals for bravery such as the Cross of Valour and the Star of Courage, etc. The graduating students from SHDHS are recipients of the Governor General's Academic Medal. If you want more information about the people who have been honoured in our community follow this link, and type in the name of the community in the space marked "City".