The silence at the Lloydminster Public Library gave way to the youthful music of the LPSD tuba band over the noon hour on Wednesday.
Twelve-students from several Lloydminster Public schools were led through a repertoire of Christmas selections by the band teacher for College Park, Barr Colony and Queen Elizabeth schools, Jaime Grant.
The students had two rehearsals to cover the Christmas standards and Grant shares on the importance of music in the lives of the youth.
“Music is just everywhere. So I think if we can immerse these kids into all sorts of different varieties – they are going to come across music their entire lives. And it gives them some enjoyment and being able to bring enjoyment to other people too.”
Students also came from E.S Laird, Bishop Lloyd and Lloyd Comp. The students toured schools across the division with the library being the lunch time stop.
Grade 9’s Caleb Anstey enjoyed sharing the Christmas music with the community.
“I feel very happy and I love going around town and doing all these songs. We started at College Park at about 9 a.m. and we went to Winston Churchill, Barr Colony; we went to the division office.”
Their teacher will be working on growing the program to involve more students next year.