The Hamilton Music Collective and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra just submitted an idea to the Aviva Community Fund, a competition that makes funds available of up to $1,000,000 to create positive change in communities across Canada. If our idea receives enough votes, it could share in that prize. We would really appreciate your vote. (Please note that over the course of the first round – which ends on Oct. 16 - you will have the opportunity to cast 10 votes in support of our idea...... :)
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Scott Thompson from CHML invited us on his show to talk about the initiative. Please keep voting.....and send the link on to your friends.
AN INSTRUMENT FOR EVERY CHILD is participating in the Aviva Community Fund, a competition that makes funds available of up to $1,000,000 to create positive change in communities across Canada. If our idea receives enough votes, it could share in that prize.
PLEASE VOTE NOW and make a difference in a child’s life!
An Instrument for Every Child (AIFEC) is a visionary music project aimed at providing Hamilton, Ontario’s elementary school children with the opportunity to learn to play an instrument.
The program is modeled on a similar initiative offered in Germany and is based on ‘El Sistema’, a music program which has dramatically changed the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of children in Venezuela, 90 percent of them from poor socio-economic backgrounds.
Through AIFEC, students in grades 1-4 will learn to play a musical instrument and receive general music education within the school curriculum.
AIFEC was launched as a pilot project in Hamilton, Ontario, at King George Elementary School in September 2010.
The longer-term vision for the program is that ALL children in Hamilton will have the opportunity to be part of AIFEC.
We believe in our city’s mandate of making Hamilton the best place to raise a child!
Thank you for your support!
Astrid Hepner (Chair, Hamilton Music Collective) &
Annelisa Pedersen (Executive Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra)