HWDSB Elementary School Band Festival

Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students are taking part in HWDSB’s  annual Band Festival which started last week and will wrap up this Friday at Sherwood Secondary School. Musical adjudicator Colin Clarke works with each band individually to help students hone their performances and enhance their love of music.

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 Grade 6 trumpet player Katrina Culp is framed by Brandon Bennett's saxophone as she listens up to musical adjudicator Colin Clarke discuss her bands performance at BandFest at Sherwood Secondary School Monday. Culp and Bennett are part of a concert band that combines musicians from Mount Albion, Tappleytown, Queensdale and Ridgemount Schoosl. They are conducted by Sarah Honeyford. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 Students from the concert band that combines musicians from Mount Albion, Tappleytown, Queensdale and Ridgemount Schoosl perform at Band Festival Monday afternoon. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 Band Festival adjudicator Colin Clarke entertains as he critiques the performance by Lisgar School Band.Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 The multi talented Lexi Anonech plays both the baritone and the snare drum simultaneously during a performance by the Balaclava School Band at Band Festival Monday. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 Students from the concert band that combines musicians from Mount Albion, Tappleytown, Queensdale and Ridgemount Schoosl perform at Band Festival Monday afternoon. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 Susn Abdulmajeed plays the guiro while Lisgar School Band mates Jake Harrison and Dylan Harris play bongos during their performance of Drums of Corona. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Band Festival 3258Hamilton,Ontario, April 4,2016 The multi talented Lexi Anonech plays both the baritone and the snare drum simultaneously during a performance by the Balaclava School Band at Band Festival Monday. She also took on the cymbal when asked during a critique by music adjudicator Colin Clarke. Over 2000 elementary and secondary school students will take part in HWDSB's annual Band Festival which wraps up this Friday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton SpectatorCathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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