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October 22, 2020
Family ChoirWhat is it and how does it work?

We are so excited to invite you to join our new Family Choir beginning Monday November 2nd. Since it’s a brand new program, there have been some questions about how it works. We’ve compiled them into this little FAQ, and we invite yo...

October 8, 2020
What colour are you today?

Many a SONG rehearsal starts with this simple question:“what colour are you today?” In school our students learn about the zones of regulation, which allow them to express and understand their emotions in a clear and simple way. We...

September 17, 2020
Creativity can happen anywhere

This fall, SONG will be making music together online. We know that singing and playing together is a highlight of the week for many of our young musicians. We know that community and connection are vital to mental health and resilience. ...

June 17, 2020
Liner Notes 5: Meet Barb and Ron Swallow

*This story was meant to be shared right before our spring concert in May, but since that concert never happened…it landed on Facebook but then got lost in the shuffle and all the craziness of COVID. Our volunteers are a team and family ...

June 11, 2020
The Summer of SONG is coming

The arts are an incredible way to improve mental health and foster connection. Right now our children and youth need new ways to be part of a community, to feel inspired, and to imagine a brighter future. One way we’re responding to thos...

June 10, 2020
Liner Notes 4: Meet Dawn Murphy

*At this time when nothing feels normal, it sure puts a smile on our face to share this story about one of our SONG community members.* This is Dawn Murphy, one of our SONG parents. Dawn told us: “I enjoy going to watch and listen to my ...

May 15, 2020
It’s been two months…

It’s been two months since I was in a SONG rehearsal space surrounded by bouncing kids and smiling volunteers, singing and playing and talking about our lives and our feelings. Two months feels like both a blink of an eye and an eternity...

April 10, 2020
We are all Connected

It’s been a very strange and often difficult 4 weeks (4 years? It feels like 4 years.). At SONG we are all about social connection and social development, so it’s very hard not being in the classroom with our young musicians. We are than...

March 20, 2020
What SONG is doing right now

You will not be surprised to know that all SONG rehearsals have been cancelled until further notice. Our May 2 concert is not cancelled at this time, but we are monitoring the situation and will update you if and when anything changes. W...

March 14, 2020
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, th...

March 10, 2020
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 b...

March 3, 2020
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 c...

February 25, 2020
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 mu...

December 16, 2019
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...

December 5, 2019
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 pro...

November 25, 2019
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 ...

October 23, 2019
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.  “I...

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