Musicfest Provincials, February 2011
The Junior and Senior Bands offered a mix of both lyrical and exciting pieces as we competed at the Musicfest Provincials! The adjudicators were not only impressed by the level of professionalism, maturity and challenging pieces chosen but, with the musicality, phrasing, and spirit which lead to beautiful moments of teamwork and solid sounds! Once again our musicians have placed Stephen Lewis Secondary School - Music - on the musical map in Southwestern Ontario! These musicians have showed us how it is to be team players, dedicated students and most of all great people!! Mr. Brard continues to be very, very proud of each and everyone of you!!!
We rocked the house at Provincials! Both bands earned SILVER! The adjudicators were impressed with the Juniors and they were praising the Seniors for our piece selections (university level)
Music Awards, May 2009
Our Junior and Senior Bands participated at the National Musicfest Band competition where there were bands from all over Canada participating. Our Lynx musicians performed for music professors, and faculty, representing universities from across Canada! Music teachers from Ontario, and abroad, commented on our musicians' performances and professionalism!
The Junior Band performed first with excellent demonstration of teamwork, dedication and developing musicianship. And, the Senior Band performed with professionalism, teamwork and with stellar musical agility! As a result, both bands placed SILVER in their categories!
Special mention goes out to Sonia (bassoon) and Meagan (Bb clarinet) who were awarded the Merit of Excellence for their excellent musicianship, never-ending dedication, outstanding teamwork and overall great participation in our bands this year!
Lastly, I am very proud of our Lynx Musicians for they continuously bring me joy in working with such stellar musicians and wonderful people! Mr. Brard
Golden Horseshoe MusicFest, February 2009
CONGRATULATIONS Stephen Lewis Music! On February 19 2009, Stephen Lewis Secondary School competed in the Golden Horseshoe MusicFest in Hamilton, under the direction of Hubert Brard, Director.
Again this year, the Lynx Senior Band placed a stellar GOLD and The Lynx Junior Winds placed an exceptional SILVER-PLUS. As a result of these wins, Stephen Lewis is invited to the Nationals in Markham in May.
Golden Horseshoe MusicFest, February 2008
On February 20, 2008, Stephen Lewis Secondary School competed in the Golden Horseshoe MusicFest in Hamilton, under the direction of Hubert Brard, Director. The Lynx Senior Band (Grade 10-11) placed a stellar GOLD and The Lynx Junior Winds (Grade 9) placed an exceptional SILVER. The adjudicators were very impressed with the overall musicality, maturity and sense of team of both ensembles. As a result of these wins, Stephen Lewis is invited to the Nationals in Ottawa in May.