Over 300 Peel District School Board string players joined together for the annual Strings X-travanganza at Central Peel Secondary School last month. The event kicked off with an entertaining, live stage concert by contemporary fiddle group, The Fitzgeralds and featured hands-on music workshops for those Peel students interested in joining the Regional Strings Program at Central Peel. The event ended with a mass strings performance including more than 300 students.
"Strings like all arts, need to have an audience to be fully enjoyed. Opening our performances to the school community allows our students to truly shine and hopefully, attract new members to our Regional Strings Program," says John Colton, principal at Central Peel.
The Peel Regional Strings Program provides students the opportunity to study a string instrument while in secondary school. While Central Peel offers the program to secondary students in the north side of the Peel District School Board, Port Credit Secondary School offers the program to students south of the board. Students may choose to play the violin, viola, cello or bass string instruments and are offered instruction from beginner to advanced levels. As part of the program, students also experience a range of musical opportunities including performing with full orchestra and ensemble, professional coaching sessions, attendance at live concerts, rehearsals etc.
For more information on the Regional Strings Program at Central Peel and Port Credit secondary schools, please visit http://www.peelschools.org/RegionalPrograms
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