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Music Alive Festival Results for Markville Music

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May 8, 2018

The Markville Music Department participated in the Music Alive Festival again this year. Our ensembles performed extremely well, and came away with some great results:

Concert Band - Gold Rating
Symphonic Band - Gold Rating
Senior Wind Ensemble - Gold Rating
Concert String Orchestra - Gold Rating
Symphonic String Orchestra - Gold Rating
Choral Ensemble - Gold Rating
Jazz Choir - Silver Plus Rating
Stage Band - Silver Plus Rating

The Senior Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Will Stokes, was also invited to perform at the Music Alive Closing Gala on Monday, May 14 at the YCDSB Performing Arts Centrex. The Wind Ensemble performed the World Premiere of a new work by composer Bill Thomas "Led By The Mystic Strain." The commission is dedicated to the memory of a great man, Wayne Hill, who was the architect behind the Music Alive Festival, and the founding Department Head of the Markville Music Programme. Congratulations to the Senior Wind Ensemble on their moving and thoughtful performance of this incredible work.

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Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Results

March 20, 2018

Markville Music has had a great showing at the Kiwanis Music Festival this year. The results are:

Senior Wind Ensemble - 1st Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 94
Symphonic Band 'A Class' - 2nd Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 92
Symphonic Band 'March Class' - 2nd Place, Gold Rating, Mark of 91
Symphonic Strings - 1st Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 96
Senior String Ensemble - 3rd Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 92
Concert String Orchestra - 1st Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 92
Concert Band - 1st Place, Platinum Rating, Mark of 92

We are also pleased to announce that a number of scholarships were awarded to the Markville performing ensembles. The following ensembles received scholarships from the Kiwanis Music Festival this year:

Symphonic String Orchestra - George Heinl Award
Senior Wind Ensemble - Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma - Ron Sclater Award
Concert Band - Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation Award
Symphonic Band - Walter Sinclair Memorial Award

Congratulations to all the Markville Music ensembles on their exceptional performances.

The Wind Ensembles represent Markville at OBA

February 16, 2018

All three Markville wind ensembles participated in the Ontario Band Association's Concert Band Festival. The bands all played extremely well, and came away with some great results:

Concert Band - Gold Award, Overall Outstanding Performance
Symphonic Band - Silver Plus Award, Rising Star Award
Senior Wind Ensemble - Gold Award, Woodwind Excellence Award

All three ensembles also received an invitation to perform at the National Finals. Congratulations to Mr. Stokes, Mr. Langdale, and all the Markville Music students on this incredible showing.

Music Alive Festival Results for Markville Music

May 3 2017

Markville Music, and their feeder schools, participate in the Music Alive Festival each year. This year, festival classes ranged from March 29- May 2. The results are in:

Concert Band - Platinum Rating
Choral Ensemble - Gold Rating
Symphonic Band - Platinum Rating
Jazz Choir - Gold Rating
Unionville P.S. Concert Band - Platinum Rating
Senior Stage Band - Platinum Rating
Ramer Wood P.S. Concert Band - Platinum Rating
Senior Wind Ensemble - Platinum Rating
Central Park P.S. String Orchestra - Platinum Rating
Senior String Ensemble - Platinum Rating
Concert String Orchestra - Platinum Rating
Symphonic String Orchestra - Platinum Rating

Congratulations to all performing ensembles.

Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Results

March 22, 2017

Our performing ensembles participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto. The results are in:

Concert Band - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Symphonic Band - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Senior Wind Ensemble - 1st Place, Gold Rating
Concert Strings - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Symphonic Strings - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Senior String Ensemble - 1st Place, Platinum Rating

We also received word from the Kiwanis Festival that two of our performing ensembles received scholarships for their outstanding performances:

Symphonic String Orchestra - Kiwanis Club of Scarborough - John Innala Award
Concert Band - Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma - Eric Mundinger Award

Congratulations to the directors and musicians of Markville Music.

Markville Music receives Gold at the OBA Festival

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February 16, 2017

All three Markville wind ensembles participated in the Ontario Band Association's Concert Band Festival. The results are in:

Concert Band - Gold Award, Woodwind Excellence Award
Symphonic Band - Gold Award, Woodwind Excellence Award
Senior Wind Ensemble - Gold Award, Woodwind Excellence Award

Congratulations to Mr. Stokes, Mr. Langdale, and all the Markville Music students on this incredible showing.

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Curtains wows audiences at Richmond Hill Centre

January 16, 2017

Congratulations are extended to the cast and crew of the musical theatre course, and their production of Curtains. What a show! The event was staged at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on January 13-14, and was a complete success. The cast of 79 worked extremely hard and deserve all the accolades they have received, and the standing ovation to a sold out crowd on Saturday night.

Thank you so much to the music teachers who made this show possible: Mr. Stokes, Mr. Langdale, and Mr. Sinclair. Thank you for your time, effort, and energy on such an amazing show.

Music Alive Festival Results for Markville Music

April 30, 2016

Markville Music participates in the Music Alive Festival each year. This year, festival classes range from April 1 - May 12. The results so far are in:

Concert String Orchestra - Platinum Rating, Invitation to National Finals
Symphonic String Orchestra - Gold Rating, Invitation to National Finals
Senior Wind Ensemble - Platinum Rating
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Choral Ensemble - Platinum Rating, Invitation to National Finals

Vocal Jazz Choir - Platinum Rating, Invitation to National Finals
Senior Stage Band - Platinum Rating, Invitation to National Finals

Congratulations to these performing ensembles, and best wishes to those still to perform.

Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto Results

March 1, 2016

Our performing ensembles participated in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto. The results are in:

Senior Wind Ensemble - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Concert String Orchestra - 1st Place, Platinum Rating
Symphonic String Orchestra - 2nd Place, Gold Rating
Choral Ensemble - 1st Place, Gold Rating
Concert Band - 1st Place, Platinum Rating, Best In Class
Senior String Orchestra - 2nd Place, Silver Rating

Congratulations to the directors and musicians of Markville Music.

Senior Wind Ensemble receives Gold at the OBA Festival

February 15, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9th, the Markville Senior Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Stokes, participated in the Ontario Band Association’s Concert Band Festival at Le Parc. The Wind Ensemble was adjudicated by Dr. Calvin Hofer of Colorado Mesa University, and Dr. Jason Caslor of Arizona State University.

The Wind Ensemble played extremely well and were recognized with a Gold Award for their performance, which is the festival’s highest honour. The ensemble also received an overall award for Outstanding Brass later that week.

Congratulations to Mr. Stokes and all the talented and dedicated musicians of the Senior Wind Ensemble.

Nice Work If You Can Get It @ Richmond Hill Centre

January 11, 2016

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Markville Music's annual musical theatre production "Nice Work If You Can Get It" which was performed January 8-9 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The show was a complete success and was well received by its audience. We are so pleased and proud of the 58 students of this course. Your hard work and dedication to this project were inspiring.

Thank you to everyone involved to make this production one of the best. Thanks are extended especially to Mr. Stokes and Mr. Sinclair for their work on the production team. Looking forward to next year.

It's been another great year for Markville Music at Music Alive

May 14, 2015

The Music Alive Festival saw 15 performing ensembles compete at various theatres and performance halls over the last 2 months. The results are in:

Concert Band - Platinum Award, Invitation to National Finals
Concert String Orchestra - Platinum Award, Invitation to National Finals
Senior String Orchestra - Platinum Award, Invitation to National Finals
Symphonic String Orchestra - Platinum Award, Invitation to National Finals
Jazz Choir - Gold Award, Invitation to National Finals
Symphonic Band - Platinum Award, Invitation to National Finals
Senior Wind Ensemble - Gold Award, Invitation to National Finals
Choral Ensemble - Gold Award, Invitation to National Finals
Stage Band - Gold Award, Invitation to National Finals

Central Park P. S. Orchestra - Platinum Rating
Central Park P. S. Choir - Silver Rating
Robinson P.S. Concert Band - Gold Rating
Unionville P.S. Concert Band - Platinum Rating
Unionville P.S. Concert Choir - Gold Rating
Unionville P.S. Stage Band - Gold Rating

Congratulations to all Markville and Markville Family of School's students on a successful run at Music Alive this year.

Performance Tour to Walt Disney World Performing Arts

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April 9, 2015

Congratulations to the 54 students from the Markville Senior Strings and Markville Senior Wind Ensemble who participated in a performance tour at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Their workshops and performances were outstanding. Markville was certainly well represented by the Music Programme, and our students benefited from feeling like a professional Disney musician both in the workshop and the performance at Downtown Disney.

Special thank you to Mr. Hu-A-Kam who's efforts and hard work to make this trip happen did not go unnoticed. His dedication and commitment to giving Markville Music students this exceptional opportunity was much appreciated. Thank you as well to the trip chaperones Mr. Corrigan, Mr. Stokes, Ms. Wager, and Ms. Wonnacott for their time and energy as well. Lastly, thank you to all the students who participated in this amazing experience. You made us proud with your musicality and energy throughout this trip. Congratulations on a great performance tour.

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Markville Music at the Kiwanis Music Festival

March 6, 2015

All this week, ensembles from the Markville Music department have participated in various classes at the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto. It has been a very succesful festival for our ensembles, and we are so pleased and proud of all the hard work that has gone into each and every performance this week. Special thank you to the music staff, Mr. Hu-A-Kam, Mr. Corrigan, Mr. Sinclair, and Mr. Stokes for their work with our ensembles. The results are in:

Senior String Ensemble - First Place, Gold Award
Concert String Orchestra - First Place, Platinum Award
Senior Wind Ensemble (March Class) - Second Place, Platinum Rating
Symphonic String Orchestra - First Place, Gold Award, Best In Class
Choral Ensemble - First Place, Gold Award
Symphonic Band - First Place, Platinum Award
Concert Band - First Place, Gold Award

Senior Wind Ensemble (Challenge Class) - Final Showcase Performers at George Westin Recital Hall

Three of our performing ensembles also received scholarships from the Kiwanis Music Festival. Congratulations to those ensembles:

Concert String Orchestra - Kiwanis Club of Kingsway Humber
Symphonic Band - Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma - Ron Sclater Memorial Award
Senior Wind Ensemble - Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma - Eric Mundinger Award

Chicago 'wows' audiences at Richmond Hill Centre

January 12, 2015

On January 9th and 10th, Markville Music staged one of the most enjoyed and most successful musicals to date. The Richmond Hill Centrex for the Performing Arts saw Markville take to the stage with its production of Chicago. The reviews are in, and it was an absolute hit.

The chorus numbers were sensational, the pit orchestra was outstanding, the technical work was superb, the lead performers were amazing. Indeed, this show blew the audience away on all levels and will go down as one of the most ambitious and successful projects in Markville's tenure. This course just keeps getting better and better.

Thank you to the cast, crew, and the directors Mr. Corrigan and Mr. Stokes for bringing Chicago to Markville. Congratulations.

Markville Music stages Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at RHC

January 13, 2014

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on an outstanding performance. Markville Music staged the show at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on January 10th and 11th to a packed house. Responses from our guests were amazing ... without a doubt it's one of the strongest things we've put onstage as a department.

Thanks especially to Mr. Corrigan and Mr. Stokes for making this show possible. Congratulations on all your success.

Markville Music receives 13 Invitations to the National Finals

September 12, 2013

Congratulations to the Markville Music performing ensembles. Yesterday, we received official notification from MusicFest Canada that Markville Music received 13 invitations to perform at the National Finals. We have also been issued the 2nd most number of invitations in Canada. What an incredible accomplishment! Congratulations to everyone in the music department on this outstanding musical achievement.

Symphonic Band and Orchestra win OMFA Provincial Finals

June 6, 2013

Congratulations to Mr. Corrigan, Mr. Hu-A-Kam, and all the members of the Grade 10 Symphonic Band and Symphonic Orchestra. Not only did our ensembles qualify for the Provincial Finals from their first place standing at the Kiwanis Music Festival in February, they went on to receive first place at the Provincial Championships.

This achievement is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of all our Markville musicians for representing our school and department so well on the provincial stage.

Markville Takes Home Six Platinum Awards at Music Alive

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It was another great year for Markville ensembles at local music festivals. Six of our Markville ensembles received Platinum Awards, which is the festivals highest honour.

Congratulations go to the Concert Strings, Symphonic Strings, Senior Strings, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Senior Jazz Choir on their incredible achievement. Thank you to Mr. Hu-A-Kam, Mr. Taylor, and Mr. Sinclair for your ourtstanding work with our ensembles.



May 10, 2013

Markville Music Stages My Favorite Year at Richmond Hill Centre

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Markville Music has done it again! On January 11 and 12 the music department successfully staged My Favorite Year at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The show was an absolute success with stunning leads, an entertaining chorus, a professional pit band, and superb technical work. It really was a night out for everyone in the audience, and everyone involved should be extremely proud of their work.

Special thanks go to director Mr. Corrigan, musical director Mr. Stokes, and all the cast and crew for an incredible show. Our best yet!

January 15, 2013

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