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A Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin'On
Cabri High School
Cabri, Saskatchewan

By Faye, (Grade 10)

At Cabri School in Saskatchewan, Mr. Irving, a drummer/science teacher, wanted to start his own band. He asked his students if anyone could play guitar or keyboards and join his band. At first, no one took him seriously. Eventually two students decided to join him. A grade 10 student, Dokken, and a grade 11 student, Nelson, were inspired by his enthusiasm and began to take him seriously. Dokken, who taught herself to play the guitar, and Nelson, who plays the piano, chose some songs and began learning them. When they consulted Mr. Irving, the science teacher/drummer, they were pleased to find that he could pick out the tune of the songs and sing them very well. Since the songs were "oldies", they were amused to hear how Mr. Irving could do impressions of Elvis and Bob Dylan. The band will soon get together for a "jam session" and learn how to play as a group. Some of the songs they are learning are: 'Help!' by the Beatles, 'All Shook Up' by Elvis, and 'Aquarius' by 5th Dimension. Although they have no big plans for the future of their band they will hopefully perform for the school and have a lot of fun. Though the band is small, it has a lot of potential. It is nice to see enthusiasm from the teacher, despite the other students bothering him about his singing and music. Even though he is a very good singer, many people thought he couldn't actually start a band. The school will soon find out if he can prove them wrong.

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