A gift of $10,000
will grant several wishes for the music department at Central High School.
Central High School
is one of 14 schools in Ontario that will benefit this year from the Band Aid
musical instrument grant program, which provides musical instrument grants to
schools across Canada whose music programs have both potential and need of funding
to ensure their sustained growth.
“Our music head,
Nigel Evans, has a wish list that he’s been creating for some time,” said
Principal Paula Greenberg, adding that the school has applied for the grant for
five consecutive years.
Greenberg said the
funds will be used to meet some of the needs of the school’s band program.
“This grant money will be used to purchase new instruments in our woodwind,
brass and percussion sections as well as rejuvenate some of our drum-line
Band Aid grants
impact thousands of young Canadians and supports diverse music programs that
include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 in schools in urban, rural, remote and First
Nations communities across the country.