Members of the Parkland Concert Band comprised of students from the senior Good Spirit School Division band and the Kamsack Composite Institute band had the privilege to play alongside members of the Yorkton Community adult band during the Spring Band Concert in Sturgis on April 27.
The Parkland band featured combined students from the GSSD senior band (Grades 8 to 12) from Preeceville, Sturgis, Canora, Norquay, Invermay and Kamsack.
The Parkland band performed The Crown of Castile.
The Parkland band joined the Yorkton band in performing Ammerland, Molly’s Sweet and1812 Overture.
The Yorkton All That Jazz Big Band concluded the afternoon’s program with performing Birdland, On the Blue Berry Hill and How High the Moon.
Jerry Lisitza of Preeceville and Bob Drayer of Sturgis were special guests who performed with the bands. They each have musical backgrounds and are accomplished musicians.
Members of the GSSD band directed by Nathan Seghers were: Matthew Korney, Jillian Newton, Jasmine Knihniski, Julie Johnson, Hannah Kidder, Isaiah Maier, Kyle Chopty and Natasha Lingl, all of Preeceville; Rayanne Westermann, Denzel Vargas, Joey Federiuk, Jon Alblas and Tate Bayer, all of Sturgis; Alexa Olson, Haley Griffith, Randi Foster and Keely Foster, all of Norquay; Cassandra Danyluk, Mya Wolos, Cheyenne Fediuk, Bella Mykytyshyn, Sabrina Moshenko, Alexa Burym and Jordan Chambers, all of Canora; and Melony Koturbash of Invermay.
The Kamsack Composite Institute band was directed by Darren Kitsch with musicians Cadence Campeau, Kira Kitsch, Kevin Luu, Leah Schwartz, Petrie Whitehawk, Curtis Berezowski, Charlotte Henderson, Alexia Tourangeau, Austin Krawetz, Nicholas Bielecki, Josh Hilton, Jordyn Thomas, Gerri Basaraba, Brandt Bloudoff, Kyler Kitsch, Karen Luu, Aiden Stone, Kate Erhardt, Kade Wishnevetski, Will Zarchikoff, Teiryn Cote, Curtis McGriskin, Krista Whitehawk, Ryan Bear and Zachary Burback.
The Yorkton Community Concert band is an organization of instrumentalists who perform concert band music for recreation and community service. It was formed in 1991. Its goal was to provide an opportunity for individuals from Yorkton and surrounding area to pursue their musical interests. The concert band continues to perform several concerts annually and provides music for the community Remembrance Day service and other events throughout the community.