Sunday, 10 April 2016

Fanfare A gathering to save Elementary Band & Strings in the Vancouver School Board

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A gathering to save Elementary Band & Strings in the Vancouver School Board

When:        Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 6pm-7pm. Please arrive at 5:50.
This is immediately prior to the board meeting where the public can offer input regarding the budget proposal.

Where:        Vancouver Tech Secondary- Meet in Penticton Street staff parking lot.

Who:       EVERYONE who wants to help save the Elementary Band & Strings program. Students, parents, concerned citizens.

What:       This is an opportunity to pool our resources and advocacy efforts in support of the Band & Strings program and elementary music education in the VSB. We hope to bring together as many people as possible to perform, advocate and make a statement to the VSB that our community values and insists upon quality music education for ALL students. The Coalition for Music Education in BC is helping to facilitate this event, as requested by parents and students. It is purposely not called a protest, but it is meant to be a statement celebration of a cause that is important to many.

How:       You may choose to perform with classmates and friends, or to carry a sign or poster for school board members and the public to see. We want to be visible and strong! Plan your performance ahead of time- bring instruments and music and bring your own posters (sample attached including “I’d Rather Play” logo). Music stands will be provided. If it rains, an indoor location will be announced upon arrival. We encourage everyone to stay for the following board meeting to support the many people who will be speaking for the Band & Strings program.

                  QUESTIONS: email We are stronger together!

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