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Canadian Artists Series

Young Artists’ Recital

Friday, February 10, 2017
7:30 pm

St. John’s College Concert Band - under the direction of Jamie Marriott

The SJC Concert Band is made up of students from grades 9 – 12. They have a few members who have been playing for 4 years, and these students offer their expertise and guidance to the newest members who only just started learning how to play their instruments in September. The group rehearses once a week under the direction of Mrs. Jamie Marriott. They played four Christmas concerts in December, and are preparing for upcoming festivals in Hamilton and Simcoe later this month. The band hopes to maintain or improve their results from last year’s festivals, in which they received a Silver standing at both the Regional and National level. The SJC Concert Band is grateful for the opportunity to play for you tonight. The members hope that you enjoy the selections which they have selected.
Jamie Marriott, conductor of the band, has been teaching music at St. John's College for 12 years. Jamie completed her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario in London. She is a wife and a mother of two beautiful girls who keep her entertained when she isn't working.

Band members:

Carolyn Coon
Charlotte Curry
Sunny Kim
Lilly King-Gallagher
Abby MacLachlan

Will Dallaway
Lara Evans
Rachel Cooper

Emily Nieuwenhuis
Ashley Ryan
Liam Culp
Avery Beavers

Ethan Granka
Riley Hens
Ben Dubecki
Mak Gray

Evan Ryan

Ethan Nattrass

Matthew Thompson
Nicholas Lukas (bells)


Snakebite - Matt Conaway

Newfoundland Folk - Jim Duff

El Camino - Ryan Meeboer

Superheroes R Us - arr. Michael Story

Bad - Michael Jackson
       arr. Johnnie Vinson

Jillian Davis - Collaborative pianist: José Hernandez

Jillian Davis is 16 years old and a vocal student at the Hernandez Voice Studio. She has studied voice for 4 years. Jillian has also played violin with the Brant Suzuki String School for the past 13 years. You might have heard Jillian play or sing around the community as she volunteers many hours of performances with various groups in and around the surrounding area. She competes yearly in the Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival where she finds great success and is often chosen to compete at the provincial level. Musical theatre has also been a large part of Jillian's career as she played the puppeteer for Audrey 2 in her school's production of Little Shop of Horrors, Glinda in her school's review of Wicked, and Gretel in her studio's production of the opera Hansel and Gretel. Most recently, she sang the role of Mary Poppins in BCI's production of Mary Poppins.
She is thrilled to have the opportunity to sing for the Brantford Music Club's 'Young Artists Recital.'


The Water is Wide - An American Folk Song arranged by Mark Hayes

Vaga luna, che inargenti - Vincenzo Bellini

Per pietà, bell'idol mio - Vincenzo Bellini

The Jewel Song- From 'Faust' - Charles Gounod

Art is Calling for Me- from 'The Enchantress'- Music by Victor Herbert

The Girl in 14G - Music by Jeanine Tesori

YingYing Huang

Yingying Huang began piano lessons at the age of four, and is currently studying with Naomi Morrison. She is working on her Associate Diploma and corresponding theories. She has competed and been recognized in numerous local festivals. Yingying has also competed in the Provincials. For the 2015-2016 season, she was invited to play for the 8th annual Michael Geryk Competition, placing runner-up. She enjoys playing duets and playing for her friends. Some of her other hobbies include relaxing with a good book, solving jigsaw puzzles, and staying fit with a bit of karate and kickboxing. She is a grade ten student at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary school in Ancaster, where she maintains an average of 95%.


Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1 - Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Etude in F minor Op. 25, No. 2 - Frédéric Chopin

Fantaisie Impromptu Op. posth. 66 - Frédéric Chopin

Rumba - Thomas A. Johnson
      Duet accompanied by Kendra Perras (1908-1989)