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Share Your Talents On Stage With Us for ‘The Armed Man’

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Join our Senior School musicians on stage for a performance of 'The Armed Man'

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 20-26

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Mr. Eliot Anderson recaps the last leg of the Senior School music students' Spring Break trip to Europe

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 16-19

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The SMUS music students travelling through Europe during Spring Break made their way to England this week

Spring Break Europe Trip: March 13-15

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After a long travel day, a large group of SMUS students arrive in Germany, the first stop on the Spring Break music trip to Europe
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SMUS Teacher Feature: Mr. David Enns

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Middle School band teacher – and director of Seussical – Mr. David Enns is highlighted in our latest Teacher Feature

Large Ensembles Hit the Right Notes

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The Senior School Large Ensembles Concert featured the choir, orchestras and concert bands performing a variety of pieces

Middle School Band Clinics Offer Unique Learning Opportunities

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Middle School musicians performed in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival this week. For many of the Grade 6-8 students it was their first opportunity...

Middle School Musicians, Singers Perform “Melodies in March” Concert

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As a way to showcase all they've learned so far in their musical education at SMUS, our Middle School music students – choir, band...
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Middle School Dojo: Earn a Black Belt in Band Karate

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While many people view karate as a martial art, it's rooted in the greater concept of self-improvement on a physical, mental and spiritual level....
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Pitch Perfect: Large Ensembles Concert

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If there's one thing that's certain about attending a SMUS concert, it's that your ears are always in for an outstanding auditory smorgasbord. From...
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Middle School Band Students Exude Christmas Cheer

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A concert leading up to Christmas doesn't have to simply include traditional holiday music to make it a great show, and our Middle School band students...
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Small Ensembles: Small on Numbers, Big on Talent

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Each year the Small Ensembles Concert, the first major event of the music season, offers students the opportunity to perform in front of an...
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Jazz Night Embraces Rock, Soul and the ’80s

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The annual Jazz Night (either the 12th or 13th annual, depending on who you talk to) is a great event for the musicians to...
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Mixed Ensembles Concert "Out of this World"

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by Jake Humphries, University Counsellor and Stage Crew To be successful as a musician, a performer must have the "big picture" of what music is,...

Middle School Musicians in the Spotlight

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Unlike most of our concerts, the Middle School Melodies in March concert is not an annual affair; rather, it happens on the years when...

Large Ensembles: The Diversity of Music

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It was an exciting kick-off to the 2014 music season this week, as Band Director Gordon Clements made his debut on the Farquhar stage....

Small Ensembles: Standards and Experiments

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A show with a solid foundation of standards punctuated by experimentation and nerves, the Small Ensembles concert is always a good time. With a...
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Standards and Solos for Jazz Night

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Depending on who you talk to, Jazz Night has been an annual event for anywhere from 12 - 17 years. A few changes marked...
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Concerto Spotlights Soloists

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The Concerto Concert always stands out in a very hectic concert season, perhaps because its format is so different from the rest of our...

Going Solo at the Concerto Concert

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With the Concerto Concert coming up on Wednesday, May 29 in the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria, we thought we'd offer a...
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Banding Together for a Farewell Concert

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by Erin Anderson, editor It was an exciting and moving concert that marked John Reid’s final appearance on UVic’s Farquhar stage. Special guests, dedicated songs...

Brian Christensen ’11: If I Should Fall

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One of the dreams of any music teacher is to see their students go on to love and play music as an important part...
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Cross Campus Strings: Firsts and Finals

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In the opening show of concert season at SMUS, the Cross Campus Strings featured appearances (musically, anyway) from Mahler, Saint-Saëns, the League of Legends...
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Large Ensembles: A View From the Wings

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Although Jake Humphries writes about music as magic (and we agree), as you'll read below there is no magic to getting concerts organized. Jake...
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Tradition and Innovation Drive Small Ensembles

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A yearly tradition, the Small Ensembles concert allows SMUS students the chance to show their musical stuff. In this video, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble...
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Former Students Get Junior School Swinging

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by Tim, Grade 10 percussionist in the Swing Band On November 29th, 30 keen Senior Swing Band students accompanied Mr. Reid to the SMUS Junior...
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Concert Bands Mix It Up for Spring

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Photos by Darin Steinkey Last week, the SMUS bands celebrated spring with their annual band concert in the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of...
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Armed Man

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by Darin Steinkey, writer When SMUS choir director Peter Butterfield first asked me to sing in the choir for the Music department’s spring showcase piece,...
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Melodies From the Middle School

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by Donna Williams, Head of Music Anyone who was fortunate enough to be at UVic this Monday evening, was treated to an eclectic outpouring of...

The Path to Concert Performance

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by Darin Steinkey Throughout the concert season, the Large Ensembles is always a stand-out event. Because of the sheer numbers of students involved, the length...
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SMUS Ensembles Livin’ Large

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by Darin Steinkey, writer How large is the Large Ensembles Concert? Very. Almost 300 students took to the Farquhar Auditorium stage at the University of Victoria...
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Small Ensembles Perform Big Songs

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by Danny Park, Grade 10 On Friday, December 2nd, the Alix Goolden Performance Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music was filled with sonorous sounds...
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Cross Campus Band Concert Scores Big

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At this hectic time in the school year, it's great to have an opportunity for an enjoyable evening of music. On Wednesday night, band...
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Concert Covers A World of Music

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This Wednesday, band, strings and choral students from the Senior School performed music from around the world at the annual Large Ensembles Concert. The...

Small Ensembles Concert a Festive Event

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  by Erin Anderson, editor This week, students graced the stage at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for the Small Ensembles Concert. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble kicked...

Concert Shows Students' Growth

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See slideshow The busy spring concert season that kicked off last month with the Cross-Campus Choral concert hit a crescendo this Wednesday with the annual...

Students Get Good Notes at BandFest

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The Grade 7 and 8 Concert Bands performed at BandFest 2008 at the University of Victoria last week. BandFest is an educationally oriented, non-competitive...

Middle School Band Concert was an Instrumental Success

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Middle School band students proved hard work pays off during their evening performance in Monday's Winter Wonder Band Concert. The show opened with the Honour...

Grade 4 and 5 Students Make Strings Sing

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The most recent assemblies at Junior School have been more musical than usual, as both the Grades 4 and 5 strings ensembles have treated...

Grade 7/8 Students Bring Music to SMUS

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The first of several strings concerts took place this week, with the Grade 7/8 Strings class performing for parents, faculty, family members and...

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