BGC Kawarthas is pleased to announce that, with the support of TD Bank Group, it will deliver the Youth Music Makers program for the 2021/22 school year at the club’s main facility in Lindsay.
TD provided a grant of $ 10,000 to support the program in the hopes of continuing to support for two more years.
“At TD, we see music as a universal language that can bring communities together and give us all a place to belong,” said Michelle Wilson, District Vice President, Greater Ontario Region at TD Bank. “This is why we are thrilled to support music education for young people, working with BGC Kawarthas and the Youth Music Program – such a powerful way to build confident communities!
“With the support of TD, we will be able to offer training in music and technology that will create opportunities for skills development, job creation and possibly future careers for the youth of the region.” , said Amy Terrill, Executive Director. “Music offers many benefits, including creative problem-solving skills, collaboration, analytical thinking and self-confidence. Participation in music and the arts can also have a positive impact on mental health and create a means of self-expression. ”
The components of the program include: songwriting, music recording, music mixing, production and sound / technology production (events). There will be two 10-week programs this school year, the first focusing on songwriting and the second on production and recording.
“Music Makers – Songwriting” starts October 13e and will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5.45 p.m. to 7 p.m. This 10-week program is intended for participants in Grades 7 to 12. The cost is $ 150 and participants must register as members (financial assistance is available from BGC, for anyone who needs it).
The music programs will be led by BGC Kawarthas Music Supervisor Warren Frank, who is an accomplished songwriter, instrumentalist and singer of Heaps & The Kents.
Youth Music Makers is one of the many programs offered at the Club’s Warehouse Youth Center. All after-school programs for young people resume this fall and the necessary safety measures are in place. For more information or to register now