Saturday, March 12, 2022

12 March 2022 - Eastwood Collegiate's Songwriting Recording Class - Up We Go

I can't describe this any better than the YouTube description does.
This is a senior songwriting and recording class from Eastwood Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario.  Most students in this class are in the Waterloo Region Integrated Arts Program, representing several arts disciplines, including instrumental music, vocal music, strings, visual arts, dance, drama, and production technology.  This year we are excited to be able to sing/play indoors but we still faced the challenge of recording music together live due to indoor distancing requirements, co-horting and contract tracing.  Many hours were spent planning, arranging, learning the parts, performing, mixing the recordings and video editing for this project and we are proud of how it turned out.  We chose “Up We Go” by the Lights because the chorus lyrics really spoke to the class considering the time we are all living in:

“Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year with nothing to show
From down this road, it's only on we go, on we go"
You go, kids.

This recording was done for the CBC Music 2021 Canadian Music Class Challenge.  No, they didn't win.  YES, they did a damn good version of this great song (now go to Wicked Guilty Pleasures and bask in the original).  

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