Thank you to all those who took part in Music Monday!
We sang together and the world heard our call.
With over 1000 registered Music Monday events (totalling 350,000 participants and volunteers), we know that well over half a million Canadians took part in Music Monday in some shape or form on May 4th. Our extensive media coverage reached millions worldwide as we sang together and expressed how much we value music in our schools and in our lives. Music Monday trended in the #3 and #2 spots on Twitter during the day. Our website traffic more than doubled from last year. So, together we further amplified the music, the messages and the awareness of an expanding community of people who value music education for young people.
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2015 Music Monday Awards
Winners of the D’Addario Canada school prize packs:
- Bras D’Or Elementary, Bras D’Or NS
- Guelph Collegiate Vocational School, Guelph ON
- Crocus Plains Neelin Music, Brandon MB
- Silverspring Elementary School, Saskatoon SK
Winner of the Godin – Seagull Merlin
- Seabird Island Community School Agassiz BC
Winner of the Godin – Richmond Dorchester guitar
- Alexander Wolff School, Shannon QC
6.3 million participants
14,750 registered events
11 years in harmony
Music Monday is an annual initiative that brings together thousands of students,
musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate
the gift of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time.
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.
For the past ten years, the Coalition for Music Education in Canada has brought together millions of voices to celebrate the importance for all young people to learn music, especially in their schools. Since our first Music Monday in 2005, we estimate that 6.3 million students and music makers have participated in our coast-to-coast events.
We want to show the important links between school music programs, their communities and the cultural vitality of this country. And finally, it is our hope that the public, particularly parents, are encouraged to actively support quality music education, and that our administrators will make the right decisions for our children and education – an education that includes music as a pillar to a well-balanced educational experience.
"The WHOLE school learned the song and we all went into the gym and led by the school choir, the entire school sang the song!"
"Local media attended to cover the special event. We were proud and excited to join with students across Canada to better the effort to return qualified music teachers back to our schools."
“I was in a meeting on Music Monday when suddenly I heard the children's voices raised in song wafting through the windows! What a beautiful sound on a beautiful Spring day! It was the Music Monday song”
"Our Music Monday event is a great way of exposing the music program taught during the year as well as the progress of a child’s experience from year to year in their primary education."