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Jan 17 ~ Young People’s Concert

Young People’s Concert Series for Grades 4 to 7. This season marks the 55th year that the Burnaby School District has sponsored a Young People’s Concert Series to provide additional opportunity for the District’s elementary school students to access a wide variety of performing arts presentations. It is highly recommended that all students attend these wonderful performances.

Performances will take place in the Michael J. Fox Theatre at Burnaby School Secondary School for students enrolled in Grades 4-7. We don’t know the exact date our Confederation Park students will attend the series, but it will be within the weeks listed below.  The 2022-2023 series will include the following artists:

D.O. Gibson’s show “Black Canadian 365” January 17, 2023

D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper, published author and University graduate that has been inspiring hundreds of thousands of youth since 2001. He set a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap by rapping for 8 hours and 45 minutes. Gibson has performed at over 3000 schools. He’s toured Canada, US, Asia, Europe and had ten videos play on Much Music including one where Drake made a cameo. Gibson’s school program has been featured on CTV’s Etalk, Toronto Star, CBC, and in 2021 he guest co-hosted Entertainment Tonight Online.

TapCo November 21, 2022

The future of a beloved art form is in the safe hands and award-winning feet of local youth. TapCo is a Youth Tap Ensemble (YTE) that stages show-stopping performances and in-demand classes to hundreds of enthusiastic young people every year at schools, Children’s Festivals and other venues. TapCo has performed to over 100,000 youth in elementary schools across the Lower Mainland and B.C, offering young audiences diverse dance exposure and a taste of the rich history of the art form of Tap Dance.

These concerts for your children are an element of our school music program and all Grade 4 to 7 students will attend.

We will accept only payments made online through School Cash Online. No cash or cheques will be accepted at school. It is available on School Cash as of today, Sept 22nd.

The one- time cost of the 2022-2023 Young People’s Concert Series is:  Please select the option on School Cash that matches the number of children in your family attending YPC.

$20.00 – for 1 child
$15.00 – each for 2 children in the family
$13.33 – each for 3 or more children in the family

All prices include transportation via school bus to and from the theatre.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. 

We look forward to having our students enjoy these wonderful performances once again.


Helena Readman