Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Jackson Campus Concert Band members rehearse for their spring concert, which takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the Jackson campus gym. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Jackson Campus Concert Band members rehearse for their spring concert, which takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the Jackson campus gym. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

March is for making music

Salmon Arm Secondary bands perform in concert at both Jackson and Sullivan campuses this month

Salmon Arm Secondary students will be making beautiful music this month.

Band concerts at both the J.L. Jackson and Sullivan campuses will be both a rehearsal and preview for the Shuswap Music Festival, which takes place from April 12 to 28, and a opportunity for families and friends to hear how much students have improved since September.

First up for SAS, the Jackson Spring Concert takes place at 7 p.m. on March 9, where three groups of students from grade 9 and 10 perform.

“All the groups are playing four pieces, but three are ones they will perform at Shuswap Music Festival in April,” says music teacher Brian Pratt-Johnson, noting the festival takes place soon after students return from spring break. “They’ll have to be ready before spring break and it’s nice we get to do a dry run of festival performance for the parents, etc.”

The Sullivan campus concert to be held at 7 p.m. March 15 in the SAS Theatre, will feature the Grade 11-12 Jazz Band, Senior Jazz Combo, and a violin feature.

Jackson and Sullivan Jazz Combos will also perform.