Aidan Prendergast is an orchestral and jazz percussionist who currently plays in a variety of groups, in and out of school. Aidan began percussion at the age of 8 though once he started middle school at John G Althouse, music grew to become a large part of his life. He is currently in Grade 11 at Martingrove Collegiate Institute, and began playing with the EPO at the start of Grade 10. He is currently the Principal Percussionist in the Etobicoke Youth Band, as well as the MCI Senior Concert Band, and in 2018 he was awarded the Ontario Band Association Award for Leadership and Musical Excellence. Aidan also regularly volunteers at several camps to teach younger musicians the fundamentals of playing in a full percussion section. He is very happy to have received an EPO Student Scholarship this year, and looks forward to his future with the EPO.
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