Between visiting Harvard, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fenway Park, a marching band master class at Boston College and eating clam chowder, there was never a dull moment for the almost 80 Father Bressani CHS students who recently took part in the 2015 Boston Music Tour.
"Father Bressani's marching band is the only one of its kind in the York Catholic District School Board, and the tour was a great opportunity for the marching band students to hone their skills," said Antoine Buttigieg, Music Director, Father Bressani CHS.
During the tour, the students had the opportunity to work with Boston College Marching Band Director, David Healey, while marching with their instruments in sync. They also had a chance to work with a distinguished member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Joseph Foley, a gifted arranger, composer, performer, and educator. They also took part in a fundamentals music workshop.
While taking in the sights and sounds of Boston on a Duck-Tour Adventure and seeing historic landmarks such as Quincy Market the students gained an appreciation for “the City of Champions.”
While in Boston, the Father Bressani music students performed at the Boston Festival of Music against eight other schools from across North America. They were proud to represent YCDSB and placed 3rd overall! Students also attended a showing of the Blue Man Group, performed live at a jazz club, visited the New England Aquarium, and had some free time to take in some local sights.
One of the highlights of the trip was when the students were welcomed by Fenway Park before catching a Red Sox game – Father Bressani’s school name was shining bright on their big screen above the green monster!
Overall the Boston 2015 Father Bressani Music Tour was a great experience. Music students Tweeted their experiences along the way through tags and tweets from @BressaniMUSIC and #BostonMusicTour15.