By Ben MacDonald, Revelstoke Secondary School, grade eight
On Wednesday, May 20, the Revelstoke Secondary School Junior and Grade Eight Band head east on a five day musical adventure tour to Alberta. After months of practice and hard work, including many lunch hours, they will depart Revelstoke for the tour.
The first day will see them up and over Rogers Pass to arrive at Willow Park School in Calgary for an afternoon of concerts, workshops, and lunch. For the rest of the day they will put their instruments away to play laser tag and end the day at Cirque du Soleil.
On Thursday, the group will have a public performance in the morning and then head to the Calgary Zoo for a tour and lunch. Then they are back on the bus and off to Drumheller for the night.
Friday sees the band play a quick concert at Green Tree School in Drumheller and then visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. After the museum visit they will load the bus and head for Edmonton.
On Saturday, the bands will play a concert at West Edmonton Mall and have the rest of the day to explore all the mall has to offer. After the long day at the mall they will leave once again for Calgary to spend the night there.
On Sunday, they will be homeward bound, returning to Revelstoke that afternoon.
The band extends a special thank you to Mr. Jim Redding and the chaperones for giving up their time in order to make this trip a reality.