Tours

Each year, grade 10-12 students in the choral and orchestral ensembles participate in an overnight field trip, generally about four days in length.  These often include performances at MusicFest Canada nationals.  In years when it is not feasible to travel to MusicFest, students participate in workshops and explore the musical and cultural highlights of the destination.
Grade nine students can participate in our annual orientation retreat to Mansfield Outdoor Centre near Alliston.

See below for details of some past and upcoming trips.

2017-2018 – Montreal

This year, a trip is being planned to Montreal for our grades 10-12 students. The trip will feature workshops from some of the city’s most accomplished musicians, attending a professional music concert, performing in the Notre Dame Basilica (choir), and seeing some of the highlights of Montreal including an evening river cruise.


2016-2017 – Disney World

In March 2017, Eastview Music students hopped on a bus that drove straight through the night to Orlando, Florida. In addition to having time to visit the Disney parks, the students participated in “Festival Disney” and took in some of Disney’s workshops aimed at music students.


2015-2016 – Ottawa

ottawa

In May 2016, Eastview participated in Musicfest Nationals in Ottawa. The five performing ensembles brought home two bronze awards, two silver awards, and one gold award.


2014-2015 – Boston

Boston

In April 2015, Eastview travelled to Boston for five days.  The orchestra took part in the “Working with a Master” workshop with the Boston Symphony, and the choir participated in a choral clinic at Boston University.  Students saw landmarks in Boston including Harvard University, the Berklee College of Music, the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, and the New England Aquarium.  They attended concerts by the Boston Symphony and the Blue Man Group, as well as attended a dinner at the Ryles Jazz Club.


2013-2014 – Montreal

Montreal

In April 2014, the Eastview Orchestra and Concert Choir travelled to Montreal, Quebec.  Students were involved in performance workshops with McGill and l’Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal, and the choir performed at the magnificent Basilique de Notre-Dame. Students learned about the history of Montreal through a tour of the archaeology museum, and an evening “Ghost Tour.”  The trip also included a visit to the Olympic park, and a concert involving the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.


2012-2013 – New York City

NewYork

In May 2013 Eastview travelled by coach to New York City, and stayed just steps away from Times Square.  Students had the opportunity to participate in workshops with Broadway performers, and attended a performance of “Wicked.”  They were able to discover New York City in unique ways, including a walk along Manhattan’s “Sky Line” trail, and a bus “Pizza Tour” of Brooklyn.  Other highlights included the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a walk through Central Park, a visit to the World Trade Center memorial, and a tour of NBC studios.

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