MusiCounts

MusiCounts Announces $1 Million of Musical Instruments to 96 Schools

Four-time JUNO Award nominee bülow joined MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, for a special announcement and celebration of the 2019 MusiCounts Band Aid Program recipients at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in London, ON. For the first time ever, MusiCounts will be awarding $1 million in musical instruments and equipment to 96 schools across Canada, in part due to over $130K raised by the London JUNO Host Committee.

In the lead up to JUNO Week $1 per ticket from select shows at London Music Hall, Budweiser Gardens and Centennial Hall was donated to MusiCounts. Additionally, the JUNO Awards partnered with the City of London, and $1 from every broadcast ticket will be donated to MusiCounts, helping to ensure that children across Canada have access to musical instruments.

“Music adds possibilities for students, and we’re thrilled to celebrate that today with bülow and St. Paul Catholic Elementary School,” said Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts. “Thank you to the London JUNO Host Committee, the City of London, participating venues and people of London for your amazing support of MusiCounts. We’re proud to supply 96 school music programs across Canada with $1 million in instruments this year, congratulations to all of the recipient schools!”

Multi-platinum selling bülow performed a special surprise acoustic set of “Two Punks In Love” and “Not A Love Song” for the students at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School before unveiling $15,000 worth of musical instruments for the school’s music program. The 2019 JUNO Nominee for Pop Album of the Year, JUNO Fan Choice Presented by TD, Single of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, also answered questions from the music class and shared her own experiences.  

“Playing guitar at a young age changed my life. I would have never gotten into songwriting the way I did otherwise,” says bülow. “It’s cool to see all these kids get the opportunity to find that love for music too.”

To-date the MusiCounts Band Aid Program has benefitted over 1,000 schools across Canada including St. Paul Catholic Elementary School. Despite this, there is still a significant need for instruments in many schools nationwide. MusiCounts saw application numbers increase by 30% compared to 2018 and can currently only help 1 in 5 schools who apply. If you’d like to donate and support MusiCounts, please click here.

2019 MusiCounts Band Aid Program Recipient Schools

To view the list in PDF format, click here.

ALBERTA
Calgary Arts Academy – Calgary
École Michaëlle-Jean – Edmonton
St. Alphonsus School – Calgary
Abbott Elementary School – Edmonton
Barnwell School – Barnwell
Children’s Village School – Calgary
Father Scollen School – Calgary
Holy Family Academy – Brooks
Louise Dean School – Calgary
New Horizons School for Gifted Learners – Sherwood Park
Notre Dame Collegiate – High River
Spitzee Elementary School – High River
West Central High School – Rocky Mountain House

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Central Middle School – Victoria
A. J. Elliott Elementary School – Sointula
A.S. Matheson Elementary School – Kelowna
AHP Matthew Elementary – Surrey
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School – North Vancouver
Nusatsum Elementary School – Hagensborg
Rutland Middle School – Kelowna
Springwood Elementary – Prince George

MANITOBA
Archwood School – Winnipeg
Argyle Alternative High School – Winnipeg
Gladys Cook Education Centre – Portage la Prairie
Hazel M. Kellington School – Neepawa
Hugh John MacDonald School – Winnipeg
MacKenzie Middle School – Dauphin
Minnetonka School – Winnipeg

NEW BRUNSWICK
JMA Armstrong School – Salisbury
Milltown Elementary School – Saint Stephen
Port Elgin Regional School – Port Elgin
Rexton Elementary School – Rexton
Westfield School – Grand Bay-Westfield

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Juniper Ridge Intermediate – Torbay
Holy Cross All Grade – Daniel’s Harbour
Holy Redeemer – Spaniard’s Bay
Jens Haven Memorial School – Nain
John Watkins Academy – Hermitage
St. Michael’s Elementary School – Stephenville Crossing

NOVA SCOTIA
Ecole du Grand Portage – Lower Sackville
Baddeck Academy – Baddeck
Prospect Road Elementary School – Hatchet Lake
Smokey Drive Elementary School – Lower Sackville

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Alexis Arrowmaker School – Wekweeti
Angik School – Paulatuk
Ecole St. Joseph School – Yellowknife
Ecole William McDonald School – Yellowknife
Mezi Community School – Whati

NUNAVUT
Sakku School – Coral Harbour

ONTARIO
Aldershot Elementary School – Burlington
Blake Street Junior Public School – Toronto
Bluewater Coast Elementary – Hensall
Boyne Public School – Milton
Centennial Public School – Ottawa
Clairlea Public School – Toronto
Cundles Heights Public School – Barrie
David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute – Scarborough
École Notre-Dame – Cornwall
École secondaire publique Renaissance – Timmins
Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic School – Scarborough
Greater Fort Erie Secondary School – Fort Erie
Heximer Avenue Public School – Niagara Falls
Jack Chambers Public School – London
John D Parker Public School – Toronto
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute – Toronto
Lucy McCormick Senior School – Toronto
Macphail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Oakley Park Public School – Barrie
Orchard Park Public School – Orillia
Parkdale Collegiate Institute – Toronto
Riverside Public School – London
Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School – Neepan
Smithfield Public School – Brighton
St. Boniface Catholic School – Scarborough
St. Catharines Collegiate – St. Catharines
St. Kateri (Soaring Eagles) Catholic Elementary School – Thorold
St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School – Toronto
St. Paul Catholic School – London
St. Rene Goupil Catholic School – Scarborough
St. Theresa’s Catholic High School – Midland
Westdale Secondary School – Hamilton

QUEBEC
École Notre-Dame – Gatineau
Evergreen Elementary School – Saint-Lazare
Saint-François-Solano – Montréal
École J.-P. Labarre – Varennes
Hadley-Philemon Wright School – Gatineau
Notre-Dame-du-Canada – Québec
St-Mary’s Elementary School – Longueuil

SASKATCHEWAN
Mayfair Community School – Saskatoon
Notre Dame School – North Battleford
Sheldon-Williams Collegiate – Regina
St. Mark School – Saskatoon
W. J. Berezowsky School – Prince Albert

YUKON
Ross River School – Ross River
Takhini Elementary School – Whitehorse
Tantalus Community School – Carmacks

Ashley Sperling