The senior music class of Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke spent the first day of May sharing the gift of music as a contribution to Music Monday, a national event held to promote the importance of art.
Every year, an anthem is composed for students to sing or play that day. This year’s anthem, "Sing it Together," was featured in the wonderful concert the Bishop Smith senior class performed throughout the day.
Karen Christian, the teacher of the music class, said Music Monday – now in its thirteenth year – is a beloved nationwide event created to raise awareness of music programs, and the importance of music education in schools and the community.
“This is a day to showcase music in the schools,” said Christian.
The students started the day playing a morning concert in their high school’s front foyer before hitting the road on a mini tour. They performed twice in Petawawa at St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Sorrows in the morning, then headed north to Deep River to play at St. Mary's Separate School. They were greeted upon arrival by students and staff alike, in celebration of the melodic Monday.
Catholic Education Week runs from April 30 to May 5, highlighting the excellence of our Catholic schools and brings our community together to celebrate our distinct system.
Music is just one way that we build confidence through peer and community engagement. Here students learn and hone new skills that they can take with them long after school is over.
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