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Shared: Students at Midland’s Georgian Bay District Secondary School lift voices in thanks

Shared: Students at Midland’s Georgian Bay District Secondary School lift voices in thanks

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In the face of tragedy, beautiful music can arise.

On Oct. 7 at Georgian Bay District Secondary School, students played Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” for Simcoe County District School Board trustee Michele Locke, who donated $1,600 worth of Les Paul guitars to the school.

The performance, organized by music teachers Stephanie Dunn and Amanda Clarke, included guitars, bass, drummers and a choir.

“It was a really generous donation on Michele’s part,” said Dunn. “We just wanted to say thank you for her gift.”

The donation was made in the name of Locke’s late son Christopher, who was killed in a 2014 car crash at the age of 26.

Locke was visibly moved by the song.

“It was really touching,” she said. “If a little good can come out of what happened, then that’s something.”

The group took the stage as part of the “Georgian Bay Growl,” a twice-monthly event in the cafeteria that allows students to show off their musical talents before their peers.

“We had 50 bodies on stage today, singing and playing,” said Dunn. “There’s a lot of talented kids here.”

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