A music student from Lakeland has won a provincial competition. Percussionist Josh Sandercock has snagged the top spot at the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association Provincial Finals. Sandercock won his provincial class, and went on to the national level, where he competed against a member of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. The 16-year-old also recently completed his Royal Conservatory of Canada percussion exam and received the highest mark in Saskatchewan, which earned him a gold medal.

Sandercock and Bri Harland, a Lakeland College voice student, qualified for the SMFA after excelling at the 2015 Lloydminster Kiwanis Music Festival.

 “The recognition of our Lakeland College students at this level emphasizes and reinforces the talent and dedication that is at work here in our Performing Arts community,” says Mona Smith, facilitator of the performing arts program. “We have an extremely talented and dedicated group of instructors who work diligently to help their students reach their goals in music and the performing arts.”
Lakeland’s performing arts program offers lessons at the Lloydminster campus in brass, bass guitar, voice, guitar, percussion, saxophone, flute, piano, drums, violin and cello. Beginner guitar and drum lessons are available at the Vermilion campus. For information please visit lakelandcollege.ca.