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Intranet Page Nov 13

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 instruments.” 

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.