Thanks to generous support from MusiCounts, the Slaight Family Foundation and Music Canada, 20 schools across the TDSB will receive grants totalling $190,000 to fund new musical equipment this year.
The announcement was made at Woodbine Junior High School during a special celebration where the new instruments were revealed to students. Adding to the excitement of the day, students were surprised with a performance by JUNO Award winner Serena Ryder.
Musical education is an important part of the curriculum and the TDSB is extremely grateful to these organizations for their long-term support to help enhance music programs in our schools.
Schools to receive grants this year, include:
Albert Campbell CI, Birchmount Park CI, Brock PS, Cedar Drive JPS, Charles G Fraser JPS, Cresthaven PS, DA Morrison MS, Driftwood PS, Elia MS, Gateway PS, George Syme CS, John Polanyi CI, Morse Street JPS, Oakwood CI, Parkdale Junior & Senior PS, Pauline Johnson JPS, RJ Lang Elementary & MS, Rockcliffe MS, White Haven PS, Woodbine JHS
“We truly appreciate the commitment MusiCounts, Music Canada and the Slaight Family Foundation have made to the TDSB in support of our music programs. These grants will have an impact on our students for years to come. “
-- Chris Bolton, Board Chair
“We have incredibly talented musicians across the TDSB and we are so fortunate that 20 schools will receive grants totalling $190,000 to purchase new musical equipment this year.”
-- Donna Quan, Director of Education