Christmas comes early to Campus View Elementary music students

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Comes Early to Campus View Elementary Music Students

VICTORIA, BC – Students at Campus View Elementary will return after the holidays to a high-tech classroom music studio after winning CBC’s Music Class Challenge, a national competition between music classes at all grade levels.  Sixty students in the Orffestra Club, led by music teacher Jody Onuma, learned, practiced and performed “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes to compete in the elementary school instrumental category.

“The students and I had a fantastic time learning and rehearsing our arrangement,” noted Jody Onuma, music teacher at Campus View Elementary School. “We have had so much fun playing together and are immensely grateful to CBC for this exciting opportunity to share our music with others across Canada.”

Located in Saanich, Campus View Elementary School is a kindergarten to grade five school with an active Orffestra Club made up of approximately 60 students from grades three to five. Students are members of the music club, and rehearse together one lunchtime per week. They have a variety of instruments in this group including xylophones, ukuleles, soprano/alto recorders, string bass, violins, flute and piano. They saw the Canadian Music Class Challenge as an opportunity to grow as musicians and share their music with others across Canada.

The school will receive a commemorative plaque acknowledging the Winner as “Winner: Canadian Music Class Challenge 2016” and a high-tech classroom studio of instruments and recording equipment.



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