On Tuesday March 28th, Carnegie Hall in New York City hosted four high school music ensembles and one showcase university ensemble (selected from applicants around the world) to participate in the “Sounds of Spring International Music Festival.” Among the high school participants this year there were a choir from Melbourne, Australia, two orchestras from the United States, and North Vancouver’s own Brockton School World Music Program. Despite the grandeur of the peer schools (which each boast thousands of students), Brockton School (a “small school making a big difference”) stood tall and shared the final standing as winners of a Gold medal, with a combined adjudication score of 95/100. While Brockton’s World Music Program has performed and competed in programs around the world, this is an amazing accomplishment in which the school and community take great pride.
Brockton touts itself as being an independent school with a difference. Like the school itself, Brockton’s World Music Program embraces a sense of authenticity, diversity, and inclusivity, and provides an education that extends learning in a way that nurtures students to be academic achievers, while growing as principled, caring, innovative, and reflective contributors to society.
Congratulations to Brockton’s World Music Program Directors, Adrian Dyck and Paige Freeborn, the student musicians, as well as all in the community who contributed to the efforts and success.