SONG update

Dear SONG Families, As you know, all KPRDSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020, with classes starting up on Monday April 6. As SONG is fully committed to following the board guidelines concerning the virus COVID 19, there will be no SONG classes at either Terry Fox or Beatrice Strong Public Schools until regular school …

Liner Notes 3: Meet Jessica Outram

“Singing together with multiple generations is sublime.” This is Jessica Outram, a SONG volunteer and Safe Harbour mentor choir member. Oh, and she also happens to be the Poet Laureate of the Town of Cobourg. No big deal. Check out her blog about singing with the kids of SONG for the first time. Community artists like Jessica breathe life and …

Liner Notes 2: Meet Christy Flindall

Meet Christy Flindall, a singer in our Safe Harbour mentor choir and a SONG Board Director. We asked Christy why she decided to become so involved in SONG. She told us: “I am involved with SONG because I believe in the organization’s core values: that every human being has the right to a life of dignity and contribution, filled with …

Liner Notes: Meet Deborah Henderson

Do you ever miss the days when you could open an album and find out all about the people and places that made the music you loved? Well, we sure do! In that spirit we’re launching our “Liner Notes” series to give you a peek behind the music here at SONG. Deborah Henderson is our String Program Coordinator and one …

The heart of SONG explained in seven minutes

We are so proud to share this gorgeous video with you, and we hope you will be inspired to tell a friend about SONG after you watch it. Click on the photo below to be redirected to the video. “It’s just joyful and fun, and it teaches you things. It’s just the greatest thing to do.”

Volunteers are the Backbone of SONG

Today is International Volunteer’s Day, which means a great deal to us. SONG is run by a volunteer board and has more than 50 volunteers helping at any given time with rehearsals, accompaniment, fundraising, special events, concert program creation, snack distribution, t-shirt laundering…you name it, a SONG volunteer is doing it. We tried to make a photo collage of our …

Change the lives of local children and teens today

Donate by December 24th to have your dollars doubled Music changes lives. It helps us find our courage, our voice, and our place in the world.  At SONG we believe everyone deserves to have music in their lives, but unfortunately that’s not the reality. With your help, we are changing that. “SONG helps me be me” “SONG makes me proud …

Senior Choir is Creating “Awesome” Memories

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 stuck with SONG ever since. …

Thankfulness Abounds

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 an invitation on Saturday, October …