KingsU collaborates with FCW to allow students to gain credits through playing in FCW bands

November 10, 2021
A new collaboration between The King’s University (Edmonton) and Festival City Winds (FCW) Music Society has enabled KingsU instrumentalists to earn large ensemble credits by playing in one of four levels of Edmonton’s FCW bands. Students are be placed at an appropriate level, ensuring that they can continue to play music for the love of it. “Smaller universities don’t have big enough music departments to run a band program and yet a lot of students who come to university to do music come through school band programs and they’d like to keep on playing,” said KingsU music instructor Dr Eila Peterson. Peterson added that the option to play in a band will fulfill the large ensemble credit students need to complete a music degree. KingsU (AB)