"I know I'm no glamour girl, and it's not easy for me to get up in front of a crowd of people. It used to bother me a lot, but now I've got it figured out that God gave me this talent to use, so I just stand there and sing." - Ella Fitzgerald
Mr. Connor Murdock is our amazing Middle & High School Music Director. Through his dedication and direction, the KCS Music Department’s vision is to passionately grow and maintain a vibrant, diverse music program of bands, ensembles, choirs and worship teams that serve as key places of engagement and belonging in our community.
Various opportunities are available for students, including:
• Concert Band (Gr. 6-12)
• Jazz Band (Gr. 6-12)
• High School Jazz Combo
• Chapel Worship Teams (Gr. 6-12)
• Middle School Choir
• High School Choir
We are always seeking to grow and expand our KCS Music Department. Our desire is to provide exciting opportunities for our students to experience music in new ways through festivals, trips, band clinics, recording opportunities and events. In fact, our students have travelled to Anaheim to perform on stage in Disneyland and also participated in a Soundtrack Session workshop with a Disney Conductor! Check out the worship songs composed and recorded by our High School Chapel Worship Teams below.
The KCS Music Department also coordinates three annual events for our community. We invite you to join us for the Middle & High School Christmas Concert, Jazz & Java Café Fundraiser, and Middle & High School Spring Concert.
Find homework, due dates and listening links on Mr. Murdock’s website here: www.mistermurdock.info.
JOIN US FOR JAZZ & JAVA!
Do you love live music? Coffee and dessert? What about spending time with your friends and winning prizes? Well, we sure do!
Come join us for our Annual Jazz & Java Café Fundraiser on Monday, March 8, 2021 (7 pm - 9 pm) at the Kelowna Christian School Middle & High School campus (2870 Benvoulin Road). Enjoy an evening of specialty beverages, desserts and wonderful Jazz, Blues and Rock performances from the KCS Gr. 8 - 12 bands and our special, 17-piece headlining guests - The Dreamland Band!
A silent auction will also be hosted during the evening. Come prepared to take home some great, quality local items. All donations and proceeds from the evening will benefit the KCS Music Program directly to replace ageing instruments and equipment and help subsidize costs for educational performance tours.
Tickets will go on sale in mid-February. Thank you so much for your support! See you there!
HIGH SCHOOL WORSHIP BAND
Our two High School worship teams have completed a recording of their original song projects. We are so impressed with how the students took the challenge of the project to heart, each contributing from their strengths and collaborating to come up with a message to sing and make it a cohesive final product. Listen to the songs HERE.
Team 1: "Awakening"
Written by Emma Sabbagh, and featuring the following musicians:
• Lead Vocal: Emma Sabbagh
• Acoustic Guitar: Jackson Parker
• Drums: Colin Christophe
• Bass: Nathan Christophe
• Backing Vocals: Jackson Parker, Georgia Fung
• Piano/Keys: Emma Sabbagh
Team 2: "Stronghold"
Written by Annie Chen, and featuring the following musicians:
• Lead Vocal: Annie Chen
• Cello: Jessica Groening
• Electric Guitar: Jackson Parker & Connor Murdock
• Drums: Connor Murdock
• Bass: Caiden Block
• Backing Vocals: Paul Phillips, Rebekah Higgs, Kara-Lee Stasiewich
• Piano/Keys: Annie Chen