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CBC Music Class Challenge 2016: Watch 5 outstanding one-shot videos

Editorial Staff

CBC Music, in association with MusiCounts, has challenged music classes across Canada to learn a great Canadian song. From elementary to high school, this year’s entries include everything from jazz bands, kazoo classes, guitar clubs, symphonies, choirs and so much more.

More than 500 classes have entered this year’s Canadian Music Class Challenge, and with all the submissions, we’d like to share some amazing talent.

We’ve highlighted 5 video submissions that are very creative, and filmed using one-shot, below. Scroll through to learn more, and if you see a video that you'd like to share, do so using the hashtag #CBCMusicClass. For more awesome videos, you can watch all entries submitted in this year's challenge, here.

School: Rickson Ridge Public School
Song: “Here for a good time” by Trooper
About: Your heart will melt after watching this submission from students located in Guelph, Ontario. From JK to Grade 8, everyone played a part in creating this awesome one-shot video. Throughout the video students are singing, strumming and drumming with chimes and a boomwhacker in their school. The students perform together in unity, and that’s what makes this particular performance special.

School: Bicentennial School
Song: “2 Heads” by Coleman Hell
About: These Grade 7 to 9 students from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia created a fun and engaging performance by using instruments such as the xylophone, drum, ukulele, guitar, and more. According to their music teacher, the students spend most of their lunch breaks in the music room creating their own sound. Their hard work definitely shows.

School: Collingwood Collegiate Institute
Song: “Soul Run” by Tanika Charles
About: Students from Collingwood Collegiate Institute blew us away with their rendition of “Soul Run” by Tanika Charles. In the beginning of the video, we’re presented with a singer and band — but, it goes beyond that. A marching band of students from Grade 9 to 12 are revealed. The visuals, synchronization, and creativity is amazing.

School: Fletcher's Creek
Song: "Ahead by a Century" by the Tragically Hip
About: This junior high class from Brampton, Ont. included a diverse range of performance in their rendition of "Ahead by a Century" by the Tragically Hip. They used instruments such as the clarinet, flute and percussion, producing a creative musical assemble.

School: Northdale Central Public School
Song: “Here for a good time” by Trooper
About: This Grade 8 class from Dorchester, Ontario will put you in a feel good mood with their version of “Here for a good time” by Trooper. The class created an original arrangement using all the instruments that were available to them including ukuleles, guitars, hand drums, boomwhackers and percussion.