By Matthew McCully
The ninth annual Eastern Townships School Board United in Music festival took place Monday in the Massey-Vanier auditorium.
Graced with better weather than last year, the concert went off without a hitch with roughly 380 students from 12 schools participating.
Band members from Massey-Vanier and Alexander Galt shared house band duties, entertaining the crowd with songs in between performances from the different schools.
The theme this year was Canadian music and included a nod to the eighties with songs by Corey Heart and Glass Tiger, classics by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, and everything in between.
In an epic feat of coordination, the 380 participants gathered on stage to perform two group numbers at the end of the show.
The concert closed with Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams and Ordinary Day by Great Big Sea.