Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Letter to the Editor

Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor:

Congratulations to Terry, Lynn and Bill for visualizing and executing this exciting musical event (Still I Rise: A Portrait of a Festival, Vol. 47, No. 4). Do the students in the Waterloo Region realize how fortunate they are? Thank you, Lee, for sharing this "good news" story with Canadian Music educators; it is inspiring, indeed.

Ironically, regarding your comment about these massed ensembles being a thing of the past, the contrary is found in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. In recent times, in spite of the demise of central resource staff and allocated funds, it has been the will of the intermediate and secondary school music teachers that has revived the OCDSB All-Star Bands. A large team of intermediate and secondary music teachers, along with Fran Chilton-Mackay (currently on leave of absence from the OCDSB and serving with the Department of National Defence) comprise the steering committee and the music coaches. …

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