Young Moncton bassoonist receives camp scholarship

Allison Toogood - Times & Transcript - July 16, 2014

A 12-year-old Moncton bassoonist is set to be the first recipient of a national scholarship.

Sarah Berube, a third-year Sistema NB student, will travel to Ottawa next month and accept the first-ever $1,000 scholarship to attend the weeklong Brooke Valley Bassoon Days music camp.

The youngest student set to attend the camp is a year younger than Sarah, while the oldest is 62 – one of a few advanced adult amateurs taking the opportunity to improve.

Sistema NB season finale concerts are now scheduled for Moncton, Saint John, Richibucto, and Tobique First Nation

Sistema NB 2014 Season Finale concerts are now scheduled in Moncton, Saint John, Richibucto, and the Tobique First Nation.

All Sistema NB concerts are FREE admission, so invite your friends and family.

Be sure to come if you can. The Sistema NB kids can't wait to perform for you.

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) European Concert Tour

The 2014 New Brunswick Youth Orchestra European Concert Tour (July 1st to July 13th) includes participation in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Fesitval competition in Vienna, Austria. Other tour destinations are in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Prague, and Leipzig.

Please discover more information about the 2014 NBYO European Concert Tour at

Sistema NB marks five remarkable years

Renowned music program no one thought would work in North America is transforming hundreds of children’s lives in New Brunswick

Brent Mazerolle - Times & Transcript - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

   It’s four o’clock on a warm afternoon and the sun is shining in the basement windows of the Queen Elizabeth School cafeteria.

   The tables are pushed up against the back wall and the rest of the space is crammed with 40 little kids sitting at 40 plastic little-kid chairs facing 40 music stands.