A new keyboard for SONG, thanks to Sing Canada Harmony

Last week we were thrilled to have Ted Devonshire of Sing Canada Harmony visit us during our rehearsal to present SONG with a cheque for $600. This scholarship allowed SONG to purchase a new keyboard for our Cobourg program, which was piano-less for the first few months of this season. Anyone who was worked with or sung in a choir …

“Music makes you feel a feeling!”

Friday feels like the right kind of day for another SONG volunteer spotlight! This is Donna Simard. Donna is one of the faithful violin volunteers who helps at our Cobourg location. She is a retired teacher who taught in Brampton (JK- gr.5 and Spec.Ed.) so her experience in working with younger children is an enormous asset for SONG! Music has …

Volunteer Spotlight

  Lee Vittetow is another of SONG’s incredible volunteers. He volunteers as a rehearsal assistant at Beatrice Strong PS twice a week, EVERY WEEK. He also sings with the Safe Harbour Chamber Choir, mentoring the SONG kids and fundraising for the program. When asked why Lee is so committed to SONG, he told us: “I was invited to join SONG …

You did it – thank you!!

Yesterday was the deadline for our Every Voice Counts matching campaign. An anonymous donor challenged you to donate to SONG, with the promise to match your money dollar for dollar up to $5,000. As of this morning I can shout from the rooftops – you did it! Thanks to your generosity, we hit the goal and will be receiving the …

Volunteer Spotlight

Denise Burnham is a volunteer for SONG. During an average week, Denise makes sure kids get on the right bus to SONG after school, hauls an electric piano into rehearsal, and volunteers as a rehearsal assistant. She is on our Special Events committee, and our Board of Directors, and at concerts Denise helps to manage the children and direct them …

Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter

Fifth Wind Farm is hosting Alison Wearing and her amazing, not to be missed, one woman show of Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter (growing up with a gay Dad) on September 18th at 8 pm. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is the story of “coming out” as the daughter of a gay father. Already wrestling with an adolescent’s search for identity when …

A perfect night for SONG

On Sunday night the members of Safe Harbour came together to perform Fifth WindSONG, our second annual benefit coffee house and silent auction for SONG. The weather was perfect, the views spectacular, and the audience warm and generous. Platters of delicious desserts graced each table, and a wide array of silent auction items stimulated the competitive spirit in our audience and choir members …

The Violins Go Home!

There has been quite a “buzz” in the violin room in the past few weeks, in anticipation of the possibility that the students might be able to take their instruments home over March break. (after all, why should they sit in a cupboard when they could be played?)  We are very thankful to the SONG board members for granting permission …

SONG’s violin players step Into the Spotlight!

SONG’s violin players are thrilled to participate in the La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra’s annual “In the Spotlight” concert on Sunday, February 22nd, 3 pm at Port Hope United Church. This is an annual event where LJYO features up-and-coming players from the orchestra as soloists; however, they also feature younger string players – students of various ages who are in the …