Frontier School Division
is having its first annual Frontier Idol and Frontier Rocks music
competition in Winnipeg. The event will take place during the Annual
School Committee Conference on Wednesday, February 15.
Roy Duffenais teaches music to students at Wanipigow School, just over two hours north-east of Winnipeg. Duffenais has two of his groups competing in the Frontier Idol contest and another group in the Frontier Rocks contest.
Duffenais feels that the music program goes beyond the notes. "It puts instruments into kids hands" said Duffenias. "This is a great activity for them. They are learning how to make music and play together."
You can hear Roy Duffenais and two of his students on Up to Speed with host Larry Updike Wednesday February 15 at 5:45 p.m.