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PHOTOS: Music students make noise at provincial drumline championships in Chilliwack

Abbotsford’s MEI drumline placed 1st, Sardis 3rd in intermediate class

The booming of drums filled Sardis Secondary School’s gym on Friday as high schools from across the province gathered for the B.C. drumline championships.

Sardis was the host school for the 2022 Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. Provincial Championships.

Eleven high school and middle school drumlines from nine different school, plus a handful of community drumlines performed at the competition on Friday, May 6.

There were seven drumlines competing in the concert class (juniors) and four in the intermediate division (seniors).

Abbotsford’s MEI Secondary took home first place in the intermediate class with a score of 89.9 out of 100.

The senior drumline from Sardis placed third (68.4) in the intermediate class and the juniors took home fifth (71.7) in the concert class.

(Above: Sardis Secondary School’s senior drumline performing live in the intermediate division.)

The groups were judged on drum skills, technical and music effect, and visuals (choreography) and scores are out of 100.

Some of the top groups, including Sardis, will be performing in the national virtual competition later this month.

Here are the full results from the 2022 Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. Provincial Championships:

Intermediate Class

MEI Schools (Abbotsford) 89.9

Collingwood School (West Vancouver) 71.4

Sardis Secondary School - senior drumline 68.4

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School 66.5

Concert Class

A.L. Fortune (Enderby) 82.6

Belmont Secondary School (Victoria) 73.8

A.L. Fortune - junior drumline (Enderby) 73.7

Robert Bateman Secondary (Abbotsford) 72.4

Sardis Secondary School - junior drumline 71.7

Rockridge (West Vancouver) 70.3

Clayburn Middle School (Abbotsford) 65.9

Alumni Class

Harmony Project (Victoria) 73.5

READ MORE: Sardis Secondary to host B.C. drumline championships in Chilliwack


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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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