December 16, 2016

Mayfield senior vocal jazz class win High School Vocal/Choral category for Canadian Music Class Challenge 2016.

Congratulations to Magnetics, Mayfield SS's senior vocal jazz class, who are winners of the High School Vocal/Choral category for the Canadian Music Class Challenge 2016. Under the direction of Jennifer Moon, the Magnetics are one of two senior vocal jazz classes at Mayfield Secondary School. This credit repertoire course is comprised of students in grades 10, 11 and 12. This ensemble encompasses a group of dedicated students who, through their hard work and commitment, excel in the vocal jazz idiom. The class chose an a capella rendition of “Stitches” to record. The mix is live off of their sound board, as all singers perform on mic in this course. The ensemble thought it would be fun to feature as many singers on solos as possible and add a half-time feel.

Note from the judges about the Mayfield submision: "It's hard to think of another group of this size that sings in such perfect harmony. The Magnetics' amazing vocal display took this performance from 0-100 with their very first note."

About CBC Music: CBC Music, in association with MusicCounts, challenged music classes across Canada to learn a great Canadian song. From elementary to high school, this year's entries included everything from jazz bands, kazoo classes, guitar clubs, symphonies, choirs and so much more! Over 500 classes entered this year's music class challenge, showcasing diverse talents, in four languages, from coast to coast to coast.​ 

The winning school from each category will be rewarded with a high-tech classroom recording kit, as well as a commemorative plaque.

Watch their performance: 

Click here for for more information on CBC Music and to view a list of all of the winners. 
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