Despite being a relatively small program, band and music at Boissevain School are an important part of education.
On December 11, the annual Band Christmas concert was held at the school. Music and band teacher Megan Pokrant is in her second year at Boissevain School, and has seen the impact music has on local students. She said a lot of work goes into preparation for concerts like this.
“Weeks of preparation goes into a concert for our students,” Pokrant said, “and as their director, that looks like many months for me. Planning, score study, instrumentation, skill level and interesting music all take a very long time to sort out. I started looking at music for this year’s concert last April, hoping to find content suitable for our bands to perform.”