Bandfest 2023 at CSS

Centennial Secondary School hosts Bandfest 2023
Posted on 04/25/2023

April 25, 2023—On April 24, Centennial Secondary School (CSS) hosted Bandfest 2023, featuring performances from HPEDSB Grade 7/8 bands, with a highlight performance from the Centennial Secondary School Senior Concert Band. 

The participating HPEDSB schools were Centennial Secondary School’s elementary band, Queen Elizabeth School, Bayside Public School, Tyendinaga Public School, Stirling Public School, North Hastings High School (Grade 7/8), Prince of Wales Public School and Susanna Moodie Public School.

After a three year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and staff were happy to have the opportunity to come together in person to share their love of music. Every band performed in the CSS auditorium, then participated in a professionally led workshop in the practice rooms. 

Principal Marg Thompson and Superintendent Ken Dostaler offered greetings and opening remarks to the performers, both sharing their enthusiasm for the music performances. During the welcome, a draw for the participating schools was held for a $50 gift card at Long & McQuade, which was won by Prince of Wales School. 

The day was a positive experience for staff, students and audience members, highlighting the importance of the school music programs and instructors in providing meaningful enrichment to students.