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_ ..... ....... - - - - -- ~~ .... -~· ... d'-' •• ---~ - May'96 _ ... ~ ~. - -- -- ~- ~~~- - Maytime memories BY ALLAN PULKER May 12th at 7:30, North Toronto Collegiate Institute alumni will gather from far and wide to celebrate the school's 50th consecutive "Maytime Melodies" with a Gala Concert at Roy Thomson Hall. The "Maytime melodies" tradition started under the . direction of Mr. Jack Dow in 1946, the year that music was introduced to the school as a full academic credit. For fifty consecutive years these spring concerts have been organized to give every music student the opportunity to perform in a concert environment. (Every student entering grade nine is given the opportunity to become part of the music program.) Current and former NTCI music teachers, David Ford, Bob Krueger, Bud Hill and David Beaton will conduct an orchestra, choir, band and stage band composed entirely of NTCI alumni, some of whom have gone on to achieve professional musical success. North Toronto alumna, Dinah Christie, will host the show, which will feature a medley, written by Howard Cable, of songs performed at NTCI Maytime Melodies . performances through the past 50 years (and a couple of new ones!). The orchestra and FIVE choir will also perform Jean Sibelius' Finlandia. · Distinguished North Toronto graduates such as Jessica Bruser (piano), Louis Papachristos (flute), Winston Choi (piano), Solveig Barber (vocalist) and Alex Dean Oazz saxophone) will also perform as soloists. The Roy Thomson gala event is titled "Red and Grey and Golden" in reference ·to the school's colours. Tickets .range from .75 to .75, and are available from the Roy Thomson Hall Box office, 872-4255. All proceeds of the I event go to the NTCI Foundation and are used to fund projects which directly benefit the students--a music trip to Japan and a computer department laser printer are recent examples. OUCH!! Even as we were reading about NTCI's wonderful achievement , Pulse was also receiving a fax informing us that the Metropolitan Toronto Separate School Board, to accommodate government funding cuts, is planning to eliminate the 25-year old instrumental music programme for 12 and 13 year olds. The NTCI story should make us think twice about what "frills" and essentials are. ~rtfie sound post Canada's String Shop violins, violas, cellos, basses repairs and restorations, bow rehairs strings and accessories music and recordings educational materials guaranteed lowest prices "' NEW LOCATION "' 93 Grenville St. (near College/Bay), Toronto ' phone (416) 971-6990 fax (416) 597-9923 Free Parking "' Open Sundays 12 - 5 ~--'~--=-~ - --- - PULSE