The Gilbert Paterson Middle School Band Program has a history of musical successes both locally and Provincially.
Participating in the Provincial and local festivals, the bands at Paterson continue to receive top marks, notable mentions and numerous awards yearly. Engaging approximately 225 students annually, we participate in over 21 events. The students in the band program are continually challenged in an engaging learning environment. During COVID, between
60-80 students join lessons weekly on-line after school and have continued this tradition of excellence participating in the “Song for Hope Movie”, raising funds for Cancer research, have learned multiple online music platforms to further their studies on their instrument, have started composing music, have create visual art with their sound and joined forces with the University of Lethbridge Music Department and the Lethbridge Symphony separately in joint online clinic platforms. For more information, please visit: www.gpmsinstrumentalmusic.weebly.com