Suzuki Charter School is a public elementary school in Edmonton, Alberta, where all the students learn an instrument (cello, double bass, flute, guitar, piano, recorder, trumpet, viola, violin) and have extra music classes in which they learn music of all genres (classical, jazz, rock, world, etc.)
The Suzuki Simba Ensemble comprises eight students, all in grade 6, who have been studying cello, flute, guitar, piano, and viola since kindergarten. One of our cellists volunteered to play drums for this arrangement of the Shawn Mendes song "In My Blood." This was our first experience playing in a mixed-instrument ensemble, and we really enjoyed the challenge of passing melodic lines around and trying to showcase each instrument, while still keeping true to the main tune. We hope you enjoy our arrangement of "In My Blood".
For more information about the Canadian Music Class Challenge please visit: http://cbcmusic.ca/musicclass