Saanich K-3 band wins CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge – Victoria News

A group of seven and eight year old students from Lake Hill Elementary School took first place earlier this month in the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge.

The Primary Orff Club of Lake Hill won the award in the primary school instrumental category for their performance of C’est Aviron, a French-Canadian classic song. The placement earned the school $ 3,000 in new musical instruments and a gold plaque.

Yra Binstead, a music teacher at Lake Hill Elementary School, said it was a lot of fun and a huge accomplishment for the kids.

“This is a good example of children’s enthusiasm for music – in the Victoria School District there is a high level of support for music, so children can actually learn to play instruments and acquire skills. skills, ”she said.

CBC is hosting the challenge in association with Canada’s music education charity, MusiCounts. This year, teachers and students from every province and territory signed up to safely learn and perform their best version of a Canadian song on a variety of instruments.

Music teachers taught their students songs from a pre-approved playlist for a chance to win prizes for their music program.

Among the instruments played by the Lake Hill students were boomwhackers, xylophones, recorders and keyboards.

To watch the kids rehearse before they win the grand prize on December 14, visit the CBC Music Class Youtube Channel.

The Arbutus Middle School Choir also placed in the competition, which finished third in the junior vocal category (grades 7-10) with their version of Safe and Sound, and Fraser Campbell Music School, which received an honorable mention in the community / independent / private class category for their performance of Salvation.

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