Fort High is planning to use a grant to help build and improve their band program.
 
The school recently was surprised with a $6,000 Canadian Content Development grant from MIX 107.
 
They are planning to use the money to replace old instruments, as well as subsidizing any trips the group plans to go on.
 
In previous years, they have gone as far as Germany and Austria with another high school band. This coming year, they are planning on staying more local and exploring northern Alberta.
 
"There's a lot of untapped musical resources up there," stated Fort High's band teacher, Simone Villetard.
 
Villetard, who has been teaching at Fort High for seven years, is excited to be able to use the money to help her build the band program even more. Every year the band changes as new students come and go, so each year is a little different for her. The band's focus and musical style depends on the interests and musical needs of the group.
 
"This is actually a gem of a community and that high school is a gem of a high school," said Villetard. "Our school is very involved in the community so it's really nice to be a part of that."
 
Fort High has been a part of many community events, including their annual fundraiser Spinning for Smiles.

 

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