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Gazette comes alive to the sound of music

Students from Mount Saint Agnes treated staff at The Royal Gazette to a mini-concert yesterday in celebration of its School Salute Day.

Their rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In was enjoyed by this newspaper's staff including editor Dexter Smith.

Flute player Brianna Benevides, 11, told us: “We are just letting people know about our school band — most of our students here are very talented and we were just showing what our school is about.”

Analia Machado, 11, who also plays flute, added: “We brought the band to The Royal Gazette to say thank you for all that they do for our country and to show them that we have respect for them.”

Director of development at MSA Laura Lyons said: “There have been a few times that they have played at our Christmas concert. We did an internal spring arts showcase where some members did drama and played in the band. They are still learning and hopefully it will grow and develop.”

Asked if they hoped to continue playing into high school, both girls said “yes,” without hesitation.

Ms Lyons added: “We do lots of projects — some students did a KBB clean up and some are going around to the parks around town to raise awareness about MSA for our School Salute Day. They are giving people seeds for their gardens — planting seeds of kindness.”

Mount Saint Agnes students perform at The Royal Gazette offices to celebrate their School Salute Day (Photograph by Blair Simmons)

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Published May 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm (Updated May 16, 2017 at 12:04 pm)

Gazette comes alive to the sound of music

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