Tours, Parades, Music Festivals, and Concerts:
The Full Burnaby North Secondary Music Experience
At Burnaby North Secondary Music, we strive to bring students opportunities to excel outside of the classroom. Each year, our performing groups head to music festivals and band tours, bringing back many honours in continuing the tradition of musical excellence at North. In addition to the annual winter and spring concerts we hold at school, groups like the marching band even participate in parades.
Explore all the possibilities below. Also, choose from the drop-down categories under “Our Performances” to see posts from our past performances.
Concerts: Come and Join Us!
Every year, the Burnaby North Secondary Music Program hosts two concerts open to the public. Each concert is geared towards featuring the hard work our students put in to improve as musicians. Your Music Parent Association enhances the concert experience by leading events like the 50-50 draw and the baking sale.
The winter concert usually takes place on the first Tuesday of December. The spring/year-end concert usually takes place on the first Tuesday of June or the last Tuesday of May. Check back often for updates as we get closer to concert date!
Click HERE to see posts from our past concerts!
Music Festivals: Hard Work Pays Off
Burnaby North has built a reputation for musical excellence nationwide by participating in various music festivals each year. The most common festivals our jazz and concert ensembles attend are the annual spring Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals . Most recently, students have also performed at the Whistler Music Festival and the Vancouver Island Music Festival.
Excellence at some of these festivals earns groups an invitation to MusicFest Canada, the top annual music festival available to students in Canada.
Click HERE to see posts from our past music festivals!
Parades: Nothing Beats a Viking Marching Band
The Burnaby North Marching Band has a history of being one of the top ensembles of its kind in Canada. This reputation was not built over night. This reputation was built by years of participation in the nation’s top parades and being successful under pressure as the most prolific group of the music program.
Each year, the marching band participates in the Hyack Parade and the Rogers Santa Clause Parade. It also plays at the Chinese New Year Parade among many other variable parades. Schedule permitting, the marching band even performs at the Calgary Stampede!
Click HERE to see posts from our past parades!
Tours: The Fun Stuff
Last but not least, the fun stuff! Band tours and trips are some of the best opportunities students have to bond and work as a team. Tours include music clinician sessions as well as many concerts. For example, the String Orchestra once had a trip to Vancouver Island in which they performed eight times over three days!
Click HERE to see posts from our past tours!