Garibaldi’s senior jazz band kicked off a seven-hour performance by the secondary school’s music program. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Garibaldi students present music marathon downtown Maple Ridge

Band students playing for seven hours in Memorial Peace Park on Friday

Garibaldi band students are loud and proud downtown on Friday.

Garibaldi secondary students will be playing a music marathon in Memorial Peace Park on Friday, starting at 1 p.m. and running for seven hours until 8 p.m.

Instead of most schools’ traditional concert in the gymnasium, Garibaldi decided to bring its music to the downtown core for everyone to enjoy.

Over a quarter of the students in the school are involved in music in some way, and they will have concert bands, jazz bands, guitar soloists and groups, a choir and vocal jazz all taking turns performing in the bandstand.

There will also be a robot demonstration by the school’s robotics club, and some activities for kids while the music plays.

Read also: Garibaldi music student accepted to Berklee College of Music

“Bring your lawn chairs and join us,” says a school release. “Hot dog combos will be available for $5, and we’ll finish the concert with the drawing for a new Lenovo laptop computer (tickets available during the concert).”

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