CSPGNO students made their mark at the Grand Finale of the Radio-Chaud14 music contest on Thursday May 19th. On stage at Collège Boréal’s concert hall, and with live streaming on the CSPGNO website, seven groups presented their song in front an energetic and supportive crowd.
With help from experienced artists, seven groups of secondary school students experienced the creative process of song writing, including writing lyrics, composing music and recording a video clip and a compact disc.
One jury was responsible for judging the groups in the promotional category of the contest, which included the groups’ posters and video clips for each song. The members of this jury were Sophia Bagaoui-Fradette, Strategic Communications Advisor at Laurentian University’s Office of Francophone Affairs, Jennifer McKerral, Music Outreach Officer at Music and Film in Motion and music group singer for Pistol George Warren, Melissa Rockburn, comedian, production director, costume designer and second assistant film producer and Denys Tremblay, freelance artist, actor, videographer, screenwriter and video editor.
Another jury had the difficult task of selecting winners in the song writing, musical creation, interview, and stage performance categories. Members of this jury were Michel Laforge, CBC journalist of the radio show Grands Lacs café and member of the Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes music group and Patrick Wright, musician, composer, songwriter and member of the Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes music group.
Here is the list of winners and honourable mentions at the Radio-Chaud14 grand finale:
Best promotional material – Jury’s Choice:
1st place: Antidote, ES Cité-Supérieure, Marathon,
2nd place: Ennaira, ES Macdonald-Cartier, Sudbury,
3rd place: Sang 9, ES Château-Jeunesse, Longlac
Best song – People’s Choice:
1st place: Pentacle, ES Villa Française-des-Jeunes, Elliot Lake
2nd place: Les instruments mortels, ES de la Rivière-des Français, Noëlville
3rd place: Antidote, ES Cité-Supérieure, Marathon
Best live performance:
1st place: Ennaira, ES Macdonald-Cartier, Sudbury
2nd place: Pentacle, ES Villa Française-des-Jeunes, Elliot Lake
3rd place: Les instruments mortels, ES de la Rivière-des Français, Noëlville
The CSPGNO extends congratulations to all the students who took part in this project and thanks everyone who worked directly or indirectly with the students to ensure the phenomenal success of Radio-Chaud14. The CSPGNO also thanks Collège Boréal for the use of its facilities, including its ultramodern concert hall, which allowed the students to perform in a venue that truly captures the experience of artistic creation and performance.
Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.