SGI-Canada Youth Band Wins Silver Award at Band Festival
On February 16, the SGI-Canada Youth Band won a Silver Award at the Ontario Band Association's annual Concert Band Festival. This is the second time they have appeared in the festival. Every year, hundreds of bands participate and are judged by prominent music educators from across North America.
In preparation for the festival the band members watched videos of performances by the Soka Gakkai Kansai Wind Orchestra at the All-Japan Band Competition, where, in 2009, they won the gold medal for the twelfth time.
[Adapted from an article in the March 2012 issue of the SGI-Canada Online News; photo courtesy of SGI-Canada]