HOMECOMING – November
SWEET MUSIC – CHRISTMAS CONCERT – December 11
This years Christmas Concert included Funky Ol St. Nick played by the Junior Jazz Ensemble, Pachelbel’s Canon performed by the Intermediate Concert band, Handsworth’s very own jazz vocalist Mireille Lebel accompanied by Handsworth’s dynamic and versatile Senior Jazz Ensemble.
SURREY JAZZ FESTIVAL – February 7 and 8
Ryan Stewart won: MOST OUTSTANDING DRUMMER – BEST SENIOR RHYTHM SECTION WENT TO THE HANDSWORTH SENIOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Ryan Stewart, Sean Clark, Michael Morris, Laila Biali, Jacqueline Liu, Brandi Disterheft, Aya Sato, Christina Mavinic, Jesse Tucker, Adam Stehenson
PRELUDE TO SPRING – JUNIOR EVENING OF MUSIC – February 19
Featured the Junior Jazz Band, the Handsworth Strings, Junior Gold Concert Band and Junior Blue Concert Band.
BC MUSIC EDUCATOR’S CONFERENCE – February 22 – Sr, Jazz Quartet – Ryan Stewart, Jesse Tucker, Laila Biali and Mireille Lebel performed as a guest group at the B.C. Music Educator’s Conference at Burnaby South High School.
SOUND SPECTACULAR XIII – CENTENNIAL THEATRE – February 26
This professional venue enhances the performances of Handsworth’s more experienced groups who will be featured at this concert. The concert line-up included the North Shore Youth Symphony, which is made up of Grade 8-12 orchestra students from various North Shore secondary schools. The Handsworth Intermediate Concert Band and Senior Concert Band, the Senior Jazz Ensemble and the Senior Jazz Combo. Special guest artist was Dr. David Overgaard, a professional musician who has a Doctorate in Bassoon Performance and teaches music in North Vancouver.
KIWANIS JAZZ FESTIVAL – March 1
Handsworth Music students won 12 out of the 29 awards available at the festival.Ryan Stewart won a Berkelee College of Music Scholarship. Brandi Disterheft also won a Berklee College of Music Scholarship. Laila Biali won a Berklee College of Music Scholarship as well. Anna Stevenson won a cash award. Jesse Tucker won a Scholarship to the Institute of Communication Arts in Vancouver. Jackie Leveille won a cash Scholarship. Tim Ryce won a cash Scholarship.
COQUITLAM CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL – March The Handsworth Intermediate Concert band directed by Keith Woodward did very well at the Coquitlam Festival. They were awarded the highest SUPERIOR festival rating.
VANCOUVER CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL – April 3 through 5 Attended by Bob Rebagliati as an adjudicator.
KELOWNA BAND TRIP – B.C.INTERIOR JAZZ & CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL, April 11
The Intermediate Concert band, the Junior Jazz Ensemble and the Senior jazz Ensemble travelled to Kelowna to participate in the festival. The Intermediate Concert Band performed two separate concerts in Westbank. The two jazz bands performed at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Seventy-five students participated in all.
VANCOUVER ISLAND ORCHESTRA TOUR
Forty-seven Handsworth String students accompanied Mr. Peter Van Ooyen to Vancouver Island. They performed in Victoria at the Eaton Centre and at three schools. They also attended a workshop at the University of Victoria’s Music School.
APRIL 19 – KIWANIS ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL
JUZT JAZZ CONCERT – May 6
JUNIOR YEAR END AWARD CONCERT – May 27
SENIOR YEAR END MUSIC AWARD CONCERT – May 28
Above: Awarding of the 8 year pins.
Above: Parents award to Nancy Argue