It's been six and a half years since SONG opened the doors on its first rehearsal. Two students from that original group remain, and they reminded me recently that the rehearsal consisted of 4 kids, myself and one other volunteer. "It was so much fun!" they both agree. Their reaction is no surprise, as they've … Continue reading Senior Choir is Creating “Awesome” Memories
For the past two seasons, Canadian recording artist, Susan Passmore of the Juno award-winning group "The Good Lovelies" has worked in our classrooms with our students. Susan elicited words and ideas from her time with the students and transformed them into the songs "We're on Fire" and "Find a Light". This wonderful collaboration culminated in … Continue reading Thankfulness Abounds
SONG started its seventh season on September 16th with a bang! We are growing! Sounds of the Next Generation’s (SONG) is expanding our ensemble music education program to reach even more children and youth in Northumberland County, who may not otherwise have access to the joy of music. SONG will now include students in Grades … Continue reading SONG is Growing!
After nearly 120 years in operation, the Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club has closed its club house and greens. Located behind the Presbyterian Church on Walton Street in Port Hope since 1900, interest in the sport and active membership had been getting smaller in the past few years. Remaining members and the governing Board decided … Continue reading The Legacy will live on
With about two months until the start of our seventh season, SONG is seeking a new choral conductor for our Cobourg program. If you know of a qualified musician who could step into this role, please direct their attention to this information and help us spread the word! Below are the official details of the … Continue reading Seeking a new choral conductor for our team
We are always encouraged by study after study that shows the positive benefits of music education. As cuts to education once again threaten core arts programs, we encourage our political leaders to remember that music opportunities in schools impact students in such a positive way. Case in point...there is a fascinating research study out of … Continue reading Music in Education
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (Contract Position) Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) is a free, socially inclusive choral and orchestral after-school music program for under-served children and youth in Northumberland County. Inspired by El Sistema, SONG promotes social development through the pursuit of musical excellence. Currently, SONG is seeking to fill the following position: Position: Choral Instructor … Continue reading We’re Hiring!