Brandon, MB – music teachers will be staging a significant massed event at the Brandon Healthy Living Centre in collaboration with community music groups, the Brandon Conservatory and Brandon University. This will include several large groups representing all ages of performers and a variety of genres and styles. Their organization has commissioned a new work for a world premiere performance specific to Music Monday that will feature all the performers in a massed number. (Last year, there were over 500 performers participating in their finale performance).
Winnipeg, MB – the Manitoba Music Educators’ Association and the Manitoba Department of Education are cooperating on holding a featured concert at the Manitoba Legislature, with 200 performers of different ages representing five student performing groups of different music genres selected from around the province. The concert kicks off a series of four Music Month concerts at the Manitoba Legislature. In conjunction with Music Month and Music Monday, the Manitoba Government will award 35 grants of $500 each for innovative music education programming in schools.
Mississauga, ON – Music Monday at Mississauga Celebration Square will be celebrated in conjunction with the Ontario Summer Games, which will take place in the City of Mississauga this year. We are anticipating upwards of 2000 children from the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board to join us at the Square for this event, which will be hosted by YTV’s Carlos Bustamante. Schools from each board will join us onstage for a musical showcase, and Juno nominated singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw will lead the crowd in singing the Music Monday anthem “We are One”. The Music Monday show will be followed by an afternoon of interactive activities, where kids will be invited to participate in a variety of activities that celebrate Culture and Sport.
Ottawa, ON – the National Arts Centre (NAC) will host its annual Music Monday celebration for the first time at Woodroffe High School in Ottawa’s West End. Music Monday is one of the pillars of a larger pilot project, called The NAC Remix: Life Reflected in the Ottawa West-End. This pilot project is based on pieces commissioned by the NAC to honour the legacy of four inspiring Canadian women.
Edmonton, AB – An estimated 1,500 students will gather in the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Alberta for an event led by Conductor Lucas Waldin. Currently Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, 34-year old Waldin is a dynamic young conductor with a blossoming international career. Questions and comments from students about the importance of music will be incorporated throughout this educational concert.
Vancouver, BC – On the Western shores, Music Monday will be celebrated in Vancouver at Robson Square with musical performances from school music groups, the Bach Choir and special guest JUNO award winner Charlotte Diamond.
Summerside, PEI – On the Eastern shores, the Music Monday celebration in Summerside will provide creative experiences for concert participants with a series of small workshops for a mass choir of approximately 700 students representing eleven schools. The concert celebrations taking place at the Credit Union Place will feature a mass choir performance as well as appearances by Meaghan Blanchard, singer-songwriter; James McHattie, bagpiper from the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada; Sirens, a women’s choral ensemble based on PEI; the PEI Intermediate Honor Band, Montague Regional High School Choir; Bluefield High School Concert Band and a one-hundred piece group of grade 9 band students from various communities across the island.
Halifax, NS – The Halifax Schools Symphony Orchestra will perform their own arrangement of the Music Monday anthem, “We Are One” in concert at the Oxford School, notably the home of the Halifax City Schools Music Centre. In addition, The Halifax All-City Soundtrax Choir will join the national celebration with a performance at the Halifax Regional School Board.