It’s not only #MusicMonday (a weekly theme) on Twitter, it’s also Music Monday across Canada and will see over half a million students lift their voices in song this morning.
“Our most important goal with Music Monday is to celebrate the galvanizing power of music in Canada and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs. We are creating an event that can be used as a platform to inspire public celebration, awareness and discussion every year. We want to provide a tangible demonstration of how music programs shape young lives and the fun young people have in making music.”
Students will be singing “Tomorrow is Coming” in unison from Campbell River to Nunavut to Halifax. Vancouver’s event will be hosted at Robson Square today at 12:00pm as six local schools take part. Conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, they will be joined by Red Robinson, Executive Chef Chuck Currie, dentists, lawyers, transit drivers and more.
From the local organizers: “The Coalition for Music Education in Canada created Music Monday to celebrate the galvanizing power of music and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs. The schools and community groups participating in Music Monday are among the fortunate – most of them have music programs. Many young students are not so fortunate as music classes, resources and specialist teachers have faced serious cuts or elimination throughout the country.”
Grab some food truck fare on your lunch break and take a seat around Robson Square to catch Music Monday fanfare and hear the students sing. Follow Music Monday Canada on Twitter and Facebook. Music Monday happens on the first Monday in May each year.