Many thanks to everyone who participated in Music Monday this year! We certainly celebrated the power of music. Widespread media and community coverage show that we built more awareness about the importance of music education. Events across the country uplifted the spirit and showed us the capabilities of our young people to unite in music. Thank you to Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson for writing a wonderful song. Thank you to all our partners and contributors who helped make this year’s Music Monday the biggest yet.
These activities take planning, dedication and volunteering. The Coalition appreciates all the efforts of organizers, teachers, parents, administrators and students who helped make their Music Monday celebrations successful. You’re all champions for music education!
Check out some videos of Music Monday events across the country! CLICK HERE
Music Monday 2013 – Out of this world celebration!
For his last downlink before returning to Earth, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) with hundreds of students at the Ontario Science Centre and nearly a million people, mostly students from coast-to-coast Canada and around the world, performing the song in unison from their location.
At 12 pm Eastern Time and at the exact same time across Canada (9 a.m. Pacific Time, 10 a.m. Mountain Time, 11 a.m. Central Time, 1 p.m. Atlantic Time and 1:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador) schools and communities from coast to coast were united by the Music Monday theme song, “ISS – Is Somebody Singing.“
The song premiered on February 8, 2013 across CBC platforms: CBC-TV, CBC Radio and CBCMusic.ca