The Toronto-based Coalition for Music Education recently visited three Catholic schools, in a brief concert tour to showcase the importance of music in schools.
The visit was organized by Jacquelyn McGlynn, Itinerant Music Teacher for St. Vincent, St. Joseph and Georges P. Vanier Catholic schools, as a lead-up to Music Monday on May 1st, when schools across the country will join together in singing Sing it Together! this year's Music Monday anthem.
"It was a tremendous opportunity for our students to meet these gifted musicians from the coalition and be treated to a concert by them," says Ms. McGlynn. "We all know how important music is and whenever our students get to meet talented working musicians it inspires them."
In addition to the concert, the musicians talked to students about the concept of Music Monday and held a jam session with student musicians, who participate in recess music groups or school bands.
"It was a very fun day for everyone," says Ms. McGlynn.
In the photo, members of the Coalition for Music Education perform for students during an assembly at St. Vincent Catholic School.