Brookswood Secondary’s music department presents its seventh annual Swing Night and Silent Auction on May 22.Hosted by BSS Music Department and Fat City Swing, the annual dance and dessert night begins with a swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. before the floor opens for a night of dancing to live music and a DJ. All of the school’s instrumental ensembles will participate, including both concert bands and jazz bands, performing repertoire based on swing and big band music. The BSS music department is growing and gaining a reputation for great ensembles and skilled musicians.
Music courses offered at the school include concert bands, jazz bands, music composition and musical theatre orchestra. Over the past six years Brookswood Musical Theatre Company has staged the musicals Oliver, Grease, Legally Blonde, 5th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, In The Heights and Thoroughly Modern Millie. In each case, the live orchestra was made up entirely of BSS music students. They are shortly on their way to the Fraser Valley International Kiwanis Music Festival for performances. Last year they had a music tour to Disneyland where they performed concerts and participated in Disney’s Recording Sessions Workshop. This year the school’s juniors are heading to Victoria and next year they are looking at a senior tour to Italy and Greece.