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Coming up: the 8th annual, 12-hour NWSS BANDATHON musical marathon!

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Student teams held a city-wide blitz for the upcoming NWSS 12-hour/non-stop BANDATHON Event

October 18, 2017 – Sound the note!  The legendary 12-hour, non-stop BANDATHON music-making marathon is coming up October 28.

It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the parent-led NWSS music auxiliary.

In the weeks leading up to the event, student teams fanned out across the city, going door-to-door to let everybody know about the New Westminster Secondary School music program – and to collect pledges for the 8th annual Bandathon event.

This year, choir students will also be joining the event with their own contribution of a three-hour Choir-a-thon.

Donations for the 8th annual event will help in the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments and will support students fund their spring performance trips – which for the junior band will be a trip to Whistler and for the Senior Band, a journey to Cuba.

To make a donation through paypal and to learn more, visit the NWSS MUSIC program website here:

The NWSS Music education program is diverse, engaging, respectful and inspired. It features concert bands, jazz bands and ensembles, choir classes, and guitar and music composition courses. Performances are a highlight for students, the school and the larger community.

Music education at NWSS is a dynamic community created by many, including students, music teachers, parents, other arts professionals, principals and vice-principals, school board trustees and more.