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Gleneagle Secondary School’s Music department provides the school and local community with seasonal concerts to showcase its talents in both junior (grade 9 – 10), and senior (11 & 12) bands, vocal jazz and instrumental ensembles, as well as a choir that could well be the class of the district.

In addition to the traditional scope of music courses, Gleneagle has newly offered introduction to guitar 11 this year, and has expanded its student-clientel to include some 90 new instrumentalists. The course lends itself to the consumption of popular and classical music, and has led to performances at student-assemblies and school fundraising events already this year.

As teachers Mr. Eddie Travato and Mr. Bryan Jackson continue to expand upon the musical culture already prevalent at Gleneagle, we hope this blog and site will offer a means for students, as well as their parents and teachers within the school and district to stay up to date with the goings on in the music department, as well as offer a glimpse of the day to day production of some of our school’s most talented students.

You can also follow and visit the Music Department on Flickr, Youtube & Twitter, as well as Soundcloud.


1 Comment

  1. Femi says:

    Hello,

    Vancouver’s Gamelan music community would like to invite your music students to GONG! The Gamelan Festival on April 15, 16 & 17 at SFU Woodwards (149 W. Hastings St.)

    This unique celebration of Indonesian Music, Dance, Theatre & Food has been made possible through the support of the Indonesian Consulate in Vancouver, and the City of Vancouver 125th Anniversary Celebration grant. Thanks to their support, we are able to offer you MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR FREE! The shows will also be free for young music lovers aged 12 and under.

    Here is the schedule of events:

    WORKSHOPS:

    Friday: Hands-on Gamelan music workshops. Come try various traditional Indonesian instruments and learn to play a short Javanese-style or Balinese-style piece by the end of the workshop.

    3:00pm-4:15pm: Javanese Gamelan Workshop

    4:30-5:30: Balinese Gamelan Workshop

    Saturday: Shadow theatre

    5:00-6:00 Shadow-puppet theatre & Sunda Duo lecture-demo

    Sunday: Choice of dance, music workshop, or composer round-table.

    1:00pm-2:30pm : Balinese Dance workshop

    1:00pm-2:00pm: Sundanese (West Java) Gamelan Music Workshop

    1:00p-2:00pm: New Music Composers Round Table

    You can find more information on the Caravan World Rhythms website (caravanbc dot com), on the Facebook festival event page on and on Twitter (VanGamelanFest). We can also email you a printable black and white poster, pictures and video links.

    We are looking forward to share the music and culture of Indonesia with your students!

    Sincerely,

    Karin Adande, Outreach Coordinator.

    Tel 604 781 2133

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