Junior and Grade Eight Band heads East in May

By Ben MacDonald,
RSS Grade Eight Student

On Wednesday, May 20, the Revelstoke Secondary Junior and Grade Eight Band heads East on a five-day musical adventure tour to Alberta. After months of practice and hard work, including many lunch hours, they will depart Revelstoke at about 8 am..
The first day will see them up and over Rogers Pass to arrive at Williow Park School in Calgary for an afternoon of concerts, workshops, and lunch. For the rest of the day they will put their instruments away to play laser tag and end the day at Cirque de Soleil.
On Thursday May 21, the group will give a public performance in the morning and head to the Calgary Zoo for a tour and lunch. Then they are back on the bus and off to Drumheller for the night.
Friday the 22nd sees the band perform a quick concert at Green Tree School in Drumheller and then visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. After the museum visit they will load the bus and head North to Edmonton.
On Saturday, May 23, they will play a concert at West Edmonton Mall and have the rest of the day to explore all the mall has to offer. After the long day at the mall they will leave once again for Calgary to spend the night there.
On Sunday the 24th they will be homeward bound, returning to Revelstoke at around three pm.
The band extends a special thank you to Mr. Jim Redding and the chaperones for giving up their time in order to make this trip a reality.