Bus Stop Blog: Kiwanis Music Festival culminates with a ‘firestorm’ performance at MSVU

IMG_6309The bus stopped outside Mount Saint Vincent University today, filled with Grade six band students from Hammonds Plains, to perform in the Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music Festival.

IMG_6339Band instructor Barbara Hopkin conducted all three performing bands which included Kingswood Elementary, Madeline Symonds Middle School and John W. MacLeod.

The bands performed two pieces, including a heavy percussion piece, Firestorm. The festival kicked off the end of March, featuring about 12 bands per day and culminates this week.

 “It serves the early stages of kids playing, which is really important and is the wonderful thing about the festival,” said adjudicator Mark Hopkins from Acadia University.

Hear Kingswood Elementary performing Firestorm:

Adjudicator Hopkins told the tuba players to, ‘keep playing’ — that they showed great talent on the brass.

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