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Estevan's Garrett Schwab earns accolades for musical talent

Garrett Schwab has earned acclaim for his performance at a recent provincial music festival and at other competitions.
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Garrett Schwab has earned provincial accolades for his musical ability.

ESTEVAN - Garrett Schwab, a talented young musician, from Estevan has earned accolades for his abilities while playing the trombone. 

At the Estevan and District Music Festival, he won many scholarships over the last six years in piano and band competitions, including the Murray GM Award for Outstanding Performance in Multiple Disciplines in 2022, and he was recommended by the adjudicator for the provincial competition in brass solo for the age group 28 and under.  

At provincials, Schwab finished first in his class and earned scholarships, and was chosen to perform in the evening concert for senior students in all disciplines. 

He was one of six people selected by special recommendation to enter the solo class for those 24 and under at the upcoming Canada West Performing Arts Festival in mid-July. It will also include performers from B.C., Alberta and Manitoba.  

He will be unable to attend, as he is among the air cadets chosen to attend flight camp this summer to get a pilot’s licence. 

Schwab recently graduated from Grade 12 at ECS. He is a member of the concert band and jazz band programs. Throughout his solo performances, he has been accompanied by Allison Holzer and Danielle Evenson. 

He has been a member of the provincial honour band for three years, the University of Regina honour band for three years and the Brandon University honour band. 

Schwab will attend Sask. Polytechnic in Saskatoon, taking mechanical engineering technology, and will continue to receive instruction on the trombone.