Black Gold School Division is excited to announce that Warburg School has received a $9,500 grant from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program for the purchase of much-needed instruments for the school’s music program.
MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity, recently announced that $1 million worth of instruments, equipment, and resources are being allocated to 95 schools across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments, equipment and resources to any type of school music program. Grants are awarded in allotments between $5,000 and $15,000.
“I was beyond thrilled to learn that Warburg School was selected among the hundreds of applicants for this grant,” said Warburg School Principal Wendy Maltais. “It is going to make a huge difference in our music education program. We have been without an electric keyboard for a few years, so we are using the funds to purchase a new electronic keyboard that will be housed in our Performing Arts Centre. We look forward to the day when we can have assemblies in the arts centre and hold music classes there and sing!”
The school is also planning to purchase a class set of transportable student keyboards, which will be assigned to students in order to observe public health measures during the pandemic. “We will then be able to teach our students to read music and play music using a keyboard,” said Principal Maltais. “Not every child has an opportunity to learn to play a keyboard. I want to thank MusiCounts for providing our students with this opportunity to foster their creative expression.”
MusiCounts is proud to support the incredible work of teachers and educators from across Canada, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when delivering quality music education has been a unique challenge.