THS School Band to host Ottawa Students

Through a government-affiliated organization called SEVEC (Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada), the Three Hills School Band program has been granted the travel funds to do a week-long exchange with music students from Immaculata High School (IHS) in Ottawa, Ontario.  This cultural exchange will allow our students to showcase to their 'twin' students how great life is here in Three Hills and area, then experience the unique atmosphere and beauty of our federal capital.  Our students will also collaborate with the IHS students in music performance projects both in Ottawa and in Three Hills.
The first visit of this exchange is quickly approaching!  On Sunday, February 27, 24 music students and three teachers from Immaculata High School will be arriving in Three Hills to begin the first part of what is sure to be a very memorable exchange between their school and ours. Three Hills School has 28 students who will, in turn, be hosted by these students in Ottawa in May. Our participating students and their families have been working hard to raise the funds and create the plans to show our guests the time of their life!
A project of this proportion would be impossible to pursue without the help of our very supportive home, school and municipal communities. On behalf of the Three Hills School Band program, I would like to thank our generous community supporters, corportate sponsors and countless parent volunteers. The band students, Band Parents' Association, and I are truly overwhelmed by the tremendous program support we have received from our community.
As part of our exchange project, all Three Hills School Band students from Grade 6-12 will perform in concert with our guests on Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm in the Three Hills School Main Gym. There will be refreshments and time to visit with our exchange participants and other special guests afterward. Please help us celebrate music, friendship, and community spirit by attending this concert. This event is completely free to attend and everyone is invited. We hope to see you there!
Jill White
Band Director