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 NWSS Band Student of the Year Awards (June 2021)

Grade 9:  Peter "PK" Kim.  PK is well on his way to becoming a true Lead Trumpet player, as he is popping out high C's like they're just par for the course.  With a great attitude and three ensembles under his belt this year, PK is a well rounded student of Martial Arts and has some serious mountain biking wipeout creds.  



Grade 10: Maiah Duifhuis.  A humble student who works hard and always rises to the challenge, Maiah has proven that she is a leader and a musical force.  Anyone who works with her knows that Maiah will lead the way with kindness and commitment.  What a great combination!




Grade 11: Max MacInnes-Cann.  Max volunteered to play in every jazz band this year, and also did a great job playing in the senior concert (street brass) band.  She is a positive, humble, and humour-loving leader that has earned the respect of all.  Having recently gotten her braces off, Max knows that patience and fortitude yield brilliant results! 




Grade 12: Ted Kadonoff.  Not much can be said about this brilliant young leader that hasn't already been said: suffice to say that she has been a treasured member of the National Honour Band/Jazz Ensemble, Provincial Honour Jazz Band, Douglas College Jazz Band, and -- most importantly -- she has been an inspiration to all NWSS musicians.  Fearless, kind, and trustworthy.   Hilarious, disciplined, and respected.  A phenomenal student that will be dearly missed.  Good luck at McGill Schulich School of Music, Ted!


Check out the 2021 "NWSS JAZZ A BANDEMIC":





 Shout out to local resident and wonderful guy, John More (below, right), who donated these beautiful brass instruments to the NWSS Music program.  Future students will make good use of these.  We love to accept donations to the program.  Reach out to us if you have some instruments that you might be considering parting with! 






"The Music Department at NWSS played a pivotal role in forming my enthusiasm and dedication to music during those formative high school years. The excellent teachers on staff made the learning environment totally communal and ensured that music was something that their students could identify with and always feel a part of. I played percussion in concert band, guitar in jazz band (and even a bit of saxophone in grade 12!), and have many fond memories of great concerts, trips and after school jam sessions."

- Karl Hirzer, Associate Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic







Donations can come in all shapes and sizes...

We are ACCEPTING donations of all kinds, whether it be cash or cheque, or used instruments of all sorts.

Our goals are:

  • to provide good quality instruments to students who need them;
  • to provide scholarships for our students’ future studies;
  • to make our band and choir trips affordable for everyone.

Gifts large and small are very much appreciated.  We currently do not need any pianos, although excellent, high quality pianos might be useful.

Make a gift in honour of your favourite student, teacher or in memory of a loved one – or simply because you love music and the opportunity for students to learn and perform. It’s a wonderful way to support the music program which means so much to our students, their families and our community.

Leave a legacy of harmony!

For more information on the many ways you can make a gift, email Miss Proznick ( or Mr. Clements (

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