Turning up the talent 0
Crowther Memorial Junior High School certainly isn't shy of talent, but one student seems to be effortlessly standing out.
Sho Blunderfield has won the school's talent competition four out of the five year's he's taken part. Before he even attended the school, he was taking part with his older brother's band.
Just a few weeks ago, the 15-year-old took home another first-place prize, and can hardly believe it, and hardly thinks it's a big deal.
"It's not really about winning," he said, "I just really like performing."
The young guitarist took home the prize by playing Beech like a Tree on his acoustic guitar.
Despite having some piano lessons earlier in is life, the young musician really started getting serious when he was 11 and learning how to play bass.
"I guess everybody else was playing guitar, so I thought I'd do bass because it was different."
If one word could describe Blunderfield's attitude towards his music and career goals, it would be humble.
Blunderfield doesn't see himself as a big deal, and is just looking to have a little fun, jamming with his older brother and writing a few songs.
He said when he writes his original pieces, sometimes with his brother and the band, sometimes by himself, he draw inspiration from everywhere.
Lately, it's been from watching documentaries.
He even has a picture of Che in his bedroom.
Music was a natural go to for Blunderfield, coming from his family.
"I guess it's always been my thing," he said.
"We're a pretty musical family, my brother is into music and bands, my mom plays piano and my dad plays guitar."
Blunderfield seems to enjoy performing more than any other aspect of music, his favourite performance being at the Calgary Toast and Jam a few years ago.
"It's like a battle of the bands, but alongside that, you go and do different sessions at different places around Calgary, like you go to a music studio and then a design place and you get information on the industry."
His worst performance, but greatest learning experience, came from Canada Day in 2010.
Blunderfield described their band's performance as awful. A little practice has taken them a long way.
Blunderfield learns new songs by ear and has never been a fan of written music. It comes naturally for him and he hopes music will always have a role in his life.
"It's not a huge career goal, but I think it'd be fun to do something musically, even if it was just mixing and producing or just performing."