Toronto District School Board

TDSB Celebrates 131st Spring Festival Concert at Massey Hall

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB

Each year the Toronto District School Board looks forward to the Spring Festival Concert, an annual tradition showcasing music education programs from elementary schools across the district. From the very beginning, the Spring Festival Concert has celebrated the importance of music programs in public education with at least one thousand children performing. Organized by the TDSB Music Department, this evening highlights the wide range of diverse music education programs in our schools and our wonderfully talented students. It is truly incredible that the concert has continued to grow and thrive over the past 131 years.

One of the very first concerts was performed at the Caledonia Curling Club Rink. It then moved to the newly-built Massey Hall in 1894 and to Roy Thomson Hall for many years when it was first built. The concert moved back to Massey Hall in 2001 and has remained at this incredible venue since that time.

The Spring Festival Concert has continued to change and evolve over the years. In the very beginning, the performances featured schools singing songs such as “The Maple Leaf Forever” which was performed in 1892 in front of its composer, Alexander Muir, who was the Principal of Gladstone Avenue Public School at the time.

In its 131st year, we are so proud to have over a thousand elementary students participating in the show, including performances of solo and massed works by choirs, bands, steelpan, Indian Percussion, Korean Drumming, First Nations School Drumming and Dancing Ensemble and orchestra.

2017 Participating Schools

Alexander Muir/Gladstone Jr. & Sr. PS/The Grove CS
Allenby Jr. PS
Annette Street Jr. & Sr. PS/High Park Alternative School Jr
Berner Trail Jr. PS
Beverley Heights MS
Birch Cliff PS
Bliss Carman Sr. PS
Bowmore Rd. Jr. & Sr. PS
Brown Jr. PS
Churchill Heights PS
Clairlea PS
Cosburn MS
Cummer Valley MS
Davisville Jr. PS/MTSD
Deer Park Jr. & Sr. PS
Denlow PS
Dovercourt PS
Downtown Vocal Music Academy
Earl Grey Sr. PS
Earl Haig Jr. PS
Elizabeth Simcoe Jr. PS
Ellesmere-Statton PS
First Nations School of Toronto
Forest Hill Jr. & Sr. PS
Garden Ave. Jr. PS Glen Ames Sr. PS
Glen Ravine Jr. PS
Glenview  Sr. PS
Gordon A. Brown MS
Highfield JS
Hillcrest CS
Hilltop MS
Hodgson  Sr. PS
Horizon Alternative Sr. PS
Humber Summit MS
Humber Valley Village JMS
Humbercrest PS
Indian Road Jr. PS
Inglewood Heights Jr. PS
Ionview PS
J.B. Tyrrell  Sr. PS
Jack Miner  Sr. PS
Jackman Avenue Jr. PS
James S. Bell JMS
Jesse Ketchum Jr. & Sr. PS
John English JMS
John G. Althouse MS
Joseph Howe Sr. PS
Kennedy PS
King Edward Jr. & Sr. PS
King George Jr. PS
Norseman JMS North Preparatory Jr. PS
Palmerston Jr. PS
Park Lane PS
Queen Victoria Jr. PS
R.J. Lang E & MS
Regal Road Jr. PS
Robert Service SPS
Runnymede Jr. & Sr. PS
Samuel Hearne Sr. PS
Sir Samuel B. Steele Jr. PS
St. Andrew's JHS
Swansea Jr. & Sr. PS
Terry Fox PS
The Elms JMS/Boys Leadership Academy
Thomas L. Wells PS
Tredway Woodsworth PS
White Haven Jr. PS
Willowdale MS
Windfields JHS
Winona Drive Sr. PS
Withrow Ave Jr. PS
Zion Heights MS

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