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From left, Northport Principal Suzanne Kennedy, Senior Band Conductor Andrea Rideout, Teacher Rep Brodie Martell, Northport Vice-Principal Wendy Cumming, Britain Marshall playing euphonium, Josh VanMyall playing bass clarinet, Clara Howe playing clarinet and Maddy Kerr (front) playing baritone saxophone.

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The Northport Elementary School Senior Band was awarded a gold standing as a result of their performance at the Georgian Bay Regional MusicFest March 28 which earned them a spot at MusicFest Canada, a national competition taking place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa May 15 to 17.

Under the keen guidance of former music teacher Andrea Rideout, the Grade 7 and 8 students have been rehearsing regularly to prepare for the big performance and on May 1 the Senior Band was presented with a cheque for $1,000 from the School Community Council (SCC) to assist with the costs of the trip.

Northport Principal Suzanne Kennedy noted that one of the biggest costs is the entry fee. When accommodations and travel expenses are factored in, the trip is quite expensive. The cheque, along with a number of fundraising efforts carried out by the students, will help alleviate some of the burden.

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The Northport Elementary School Senior Band have been busy preparing for their upcoming performance at MusicFest Canada national competition in Ottawa May 15 to 17.