Vocal and band students at Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional high school scored high marks at a music festival in San Diego this month.
The school's senior concert band clinched a gold standing at the Heritage Music Festival on April 1 while the senior concert choir took silver; the vocal jazz ensemble won gold in the 2A division. As well, Grade 10 student Jenna Testani and Alex Bai, who is in Grade 11, earned the Maestro Award for their solo performances.
The 60 Carney students also showed off their talent with the Southwest Naval Band at the San Diego Naval Base, and the senior concert choir sang Agnus Dei at St. Joseph's Church as a mediation hymn after Communion. More than half of Carney students are enroled in at least one fine arts program at the Dominion Avenue school.
Meanwhile, Carney will host its 16th annual gala and auction on Saturday to raise money for a new 7,200 square foot performing arts centre, proposed for behind the school. Visit www.acrss.org or call 604-942-7465 for tickets or more information.
SPRING ART SHOW
Check out original artwork from the Art Focus Artists' Association this weekend in Port Coquitlam.
The Tri-City-based group, made up of visual artists at all levels, is hosting its spring show and sale on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in The Outlet (2253 Leigh Sq.). Admission is free. For more information, visit www.myartclub.com.
Coquitlam's Our Lady of Lourdes will host a recital on Sunday by the Ecumenical Concert Choir.
The event, called Reflective Sacred Music, will be held on May 1 at 3:30 p.m., with refreshments to follow at St. Anne's Hall. Admission is free but a goodwill offering will be accepted to buy confessional boxes at the church (828 Laval Sq.). Call 604-524-5838.