MusicFest The Nationals

St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Band is Off to Nationals
Posted on 05/09/2016
The concert band at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham has received a prestigious invitation to MusicFest, a National music competition. They won gold in their regional competition in Collingwood which earned them an invitation to Nationals. The band consists of 28 students and is led by music teacher Angela Vanderstelt.

This is a great opportunity for these students. They will get to experience music at an extremely high calibre and be judged by music professionals who will provide them with feedback on how to improve as performers.

MusicFest is "invitation only" and brings together over 10,000 young musicians, ranging in age from 12-25, from around the country. It is North America's largest annual event dedicated to developing young musical talent.

The competition runs from May 9-14 in Ottawa, ON, and has over $100,000 worth of scholarships to give away to participants.