Variety of ways to make Music Monday music
Sing It Together
Entitled Sing It Together, our new anthem is available in various languages arrangements to be used during Music Monday celebration. This year Music Monday takes place Monday, May 1, 2017 in cities across the country.
Many thanks to our creative arrangers for their work – all are talented Canadian musicians in their own rights. Please check out their bios and experience.
- Lead Sheet
- Concert Band (Eb Edition)
- Concert Band (G Edition)
- Flex Band (Eb Edition)
- Flex Band (G Edition)
Arranged by: Randy Haley
Composer, educator, guitarist, Randy Haley has devoted his life’s work to creating music for the guitar and promoting guitar education in schools. Randy teaches classroom guitar and electric guitar ensemble at JH Bruns Collegiate in the Louis Riel School Division and Guitar Pedagogy at the University of Manitoba. He has written and arranged extensively for solo guitar and guitar ensemble and his thoughts on music education have been featured in the Canadian Music Educators’ Journal and Soundboard Magazine. Randy currently serves on the executive of the Manitoba Classroom Guitar Association and oversees Uber Arranger, a publishing company designed to promote Canadian guitar works.
Arranged by: Joe Cullen
Steel Drum/Steel Pan Soloist, Teacher, Arranger, Adjudicator
Perf.Dip. (Humber College) B.Mus. (Toronto), B.Ed. (OISE/Toronto)
Joe Cullen is the Head of Arts at West Humber Collegiate, where he teaches steel drum, Motown bands, Guitar, and Drumline courses. He has taught the steel pan ensemble at the University of Toronto for many years since he started the first course in 2006. He is an active steel pan soloist and leads his own combo for performances of all types. He is an in-demand steel band arranger; ensembles in Canada, the United States, Denmark, and Trinidad have used many of his arrangements. He has been the steel pan columnist for the Canadian Music Educator’s Journal since 2000 and regularly advises new steel pan teachers across the TDSB. In addition to touring Canada with the Naval Reserve National Band as a steel pan and drum set soloist, Joe was the leader for the only Canadian Forces Steel Pan Combo, with HMCS YORK Naval Reserve unit.
Joe has been a festival adjudicator for the American Guild of Music Festival, the Toronto District Catholic School Board Steel Band Festival, Ovation Music Festival, and Caribana’s Pan Alive. He has taught African drumming, jazz history, drum set, steel pan and drum line for many summer camps including the Yamaha Power Music Camp at the University of Toronto, CAMMAC music camp, St. Andrew’s College, and regularly teaches steel pan and drumline for the Iqaluit Music camp in Nunavut. Other experiences include being a pan soloist and clinician for Laurentian University’s Spirit of the Drum festival and OMEA’s Ontario Music Educator’s Conference.
Joe has been awarded Life Member status for the Naparima Alumni Association of Canada (a long standing Trini-Canadian Group), and been awarded an Honourary Member of Pan Trinbago, the World Governing Body for steel pan. He has been honoured to be selected to arrange the Music Monday song for steel band since 2010.
Matthew Martin received his Bachelor of Education in Music from the University of Victoria in 2009. After a two-year stint of continuing in a managerial role for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Matthew was hired to the Greater Victoria School District in 2011. Matthew is now a full time elementary music educator specializing in ukulele music and ensembles. In addition to teaching his program, Matthew is also the assistant director of the Greater Victoria School District honour program in ukuleles, Island Ukuleles. Matthew is very active in music advocacy and professional development in the province of BC. From 2014 – 2016, Matthew was the Co-Chairperson of the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association annual professional development conference and now currently sits on the executive committee in the role of Secretary. Matthew was delighted to have been asked to create the ukulele ensemble arrangement of Sing It Together for Music Monday.