Squeak and Squawk Night

Beautiful music begins with a Squeak & Squawk

It was 8 p.m. and the hallways of Porter Creek Secondary School had seldom been more clogged. Anxious faces, nervous chatter, hands gripping shiny new musical instruments just tightly enough so as not to drop them, but not so tightly that they would bend. So, how tight is that? They filled four hallways leading toward …

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What comes after ‘Squeak & Squawk’?

Face plants in spaghetti, snow wars and, in “more peaceable times”, snow angels … It’s all part of the fun at the band retreat for F.H. Collins and Porter Creek secondary schools Grade 8 students. Rebekah Bell, band teacher at Porter Creek Secondary School and her husband, Bruce Johnson, band teacher at F.H. Collins Secondary …

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No Squeaking or Squawking

Young and not-so-young musicians from throughout Whitehorse will perform together in two separate concerts at the Yukon Arts Centre next week. The occasion is the All-City Band Society’s annual pre-Christmas presentation, which this year is going under the title of Music for a Winter Eve. While some of the players are veteran performers, for others …

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Band Jam

Whitehorse’s All City Band Society is about far more than just making music. This largely volunteer run non-profit organization is also about creating a sense of community. “People don’t realize what a benefit being able to play in a large group like that is to your work and social life,” explains Bruce Johnson, a musical …

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