Gone for gold
Jeff Twin, Sam Burry, Walker Hnatiw and Alexandra Callan were four of the 80 members of the Primeau School Junior High Band performing Majestica and Themes and Variations at the Arden Theatre Tuesday morning.
The Primeau Band was awarded a Gold Certificate with Distinction at the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival. Primeau Junior High Band conductor Nicole Baker was pleased when the music festival adjudicator said they received a Gold standard after their performance, and even more excited to learn it was with distinction.
Baker is not new to the Gold awards. She has been attending the Music Festival with students for nine years and in the last five years they have been awarded the Gold standard eah year. “It is so great, they played amazing, ” Baker said.
There are five levels of achievement: Thanks for participating, bronze, silver, gold and gold with distinction. This is the first Gold with Distinction achieved at the school.
The bands are judged on their merit and on a comparative marking system. The performances are followed by a clinic with the adjudicator. It is a positive situation for the students with lots of encouragement.
Adjudicator Wendy Grasdahl said the Primeau Band is a really good Level I Band. She enjoyed their work, they enjoyed their music and it was apparent in their performance.
More than 160 teachers of music and dance and nearly 2,000 entrants participated in this year’s festival, which included 27 bands.
A badge of growth
Morinville Lions Club members Lou Newell and Deborah Robillard received badges from Lions Club International President Wayne Madden Apr. 8. The Club received the badges for outstanding achievement during the 2012-2013 October Membership Growth Campaign. – Lucie Roy Photo
March’s Positive Ticket Winner was 13-year-old Devin Rusk who received a positive ticket for using the crosswalk. Making the presentation to Rusk is Community Peace Officer Webster.
The Morinville RCMP, Enforcement Services and Community Services have teamed up to implement a proactive program – focusing on youth within the Town of Morinville. The Positive Ticketing Program focuses on finding and recognizing the positive things youth are doing in our community. It is believed this approach to crime prevention increases positive connections while working with young citizens to reduce crime. Positive Tickets are issued to youth under the age of 18. When an Officer observes someone obeying the law (i.e. wearing a bicycle helmet, using the crosswalk), the Officer issues that person a positive ticket. The person must then drop off their positive ticket at the Morinville RCMP detachment for a chance to win a monthly draw of $50. – Submitted Photo
Cookies for sale
Alyssa Lincez and Anna Williams were busy unloading cases of cookies to sell on Tuesday night. The Guides, Rangers, Brownies, Sparks and Pathfinders have 235 cases of cookies for sale between Morinville and Gibbons said Dougie Edwards. They sold 20 cases on Saturday and tonight they had 48 cases available. The cookie sellers went house to house for an hour moving a few boxes. – Lucie Roy Photo