Madoc Township Public School  has been selected as a 2011-12 MusiCounts Band Aid Grant recipient. The $5,000 grant will be used to purchase ukuleles.
“We’re thrilled to receive this grant,” commented Principal Joanne Barry. “We have a strong music focus at our school. This grant will go a long way in purchasing ukuleles to enhance our existing instrument line-up.”
The instruments will be ordered within the coming weeks and are expected to arrive shortly thereafter.
Background on the MusiCounts Band Aid Grant
Each year, dozens of schools across Canada benefit from the Band Aid musical instrument grant program, which provides musical instrument grants to schools whose music programs have great potential yet are in need of funding to ensure their sustained growth.
The grants impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in elementary, junior high, and high schools in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.
Band Aid Grants are awarded to elementary, secondary and separate schools in Canada and are selected based on economic need; inventory and condition of instruments; number of students; dedication of school staff; and overall impact the grant would make within the school community.
MusiCounts offers $5,000 musical instrument grants in addition to its traditional $10,000 grants in support of music programs at public schools in Canada. These additional grants allows us to extend our reach and impact, helping more young people experience the joy of music and realize their musical abilities.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]