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Jazz Band Trip to Winnipeg

On Thursday May 13 the Fort Frances High School Jazz bands student left the school at 8:30 in the morning with Ms. Loney and Mr. Donaldson. They arrived in Winnipeg around 1:00 p.m.and checked in at the Clarion Hotel. They then proceeded to the Grant Park High School where they played jazz music with the Grant Park High School students for an hour. After playing together in sections they all joined together and played two songs, Watermelon Man and Splanky. They took a break and had pizza and juice boxes and interacted with each other making new friends. After their lengthy break they sat down and listened to Grant Praks Senior and Junior Jazz Bands play a few songs each before the Fort Frances Jazz Band performed Sneaker and Blues Encounter for them. Everyone quickly cleaned up and the fort high students went back to the hotel at about 9:00p.m., where they had free time until they went to bed. In the morning they had breakfast at a pancake house and then went to a St. John’s Music store where they had the opportunity to check out all of the many different instruments. They walked to the mall and had about an hour to shop before leaving Winnipeg around 1:00 p.m.. They stopped in Steinbeck for lunch and made it back at the school around 6:00. They unloaded all of the instruments before they departed for home. The students who went thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were glad they had the opportunity to go on such a wonderful trip.





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