MusiCounts celebrated an amazing 2019 JUNO Week in London, ON filled with exciting events and initiatives. The week saw MusiCounts honour the 2019 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award recipient, Kim Hastings and MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador recipients, Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn and celebrate the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program with a $25,000 instrument grant to London Girls Rock Camp. The week culminated in a special JUNO Awards broadcast moment with host Sarah McLachlan and MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipient, Meriel Reed. Plus, throughout the week there were many successful events in support of MusiCounts including JUNO Cup, JUNO Cup Jam, JUNO Stories from the Studio and JUNO Songwriters’ Circle.
MusiCounts extends a very special thank you to the London JUNOS Host Committee, City of London, participating venues and local concert goers. 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 was donated to MusiCounts. Thanks to this generosity, over $130,000 has been raised for MusiCounts, which will help ensure that children across Canada have access to musical instruments.
MUSICOUNTS JUNO WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
MusiCounts kicked off JUNO Week by awarding local community organization, London Girls Rock Camp with $25,000 in musical instruments and equipment via the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program. On Friday March 15, London Girls Rock Camp performed in the TD Green Room, demonstrating that even in just a week, the new instruments can make a big impact. Then, on the JUNO Awards broadcast London Girls Rock Camp member, Meriel Reed joined JUNO Awards host Sarah McLachlan to speak about how music adds possibilities for youth and the impact of MusiCounts’ $25k community instrument grant to London Girls Rock Camp, followed by a Sarah McLachlan performance with London Girls Rock Camp moving photos as a backdrop. Watch:
Watch Sarah McLachlan and Whitehorse perform "Beautiful Girl" and "In Your Shoes" on the 2019 #JUNOS. Introduced by Meriel Reed of London Girls Rock Camp, a recipient of MusiCounts’ $25k community instrument grant through the MusiCounts TD Commmunity Music Program. If you need instruments for your community non-profit organization you can apply until April 18 bit.ly/2019MCcommunity #MusicAddsPossibilities
Posted by The JUNO Awards on Monday, March 18, 2019
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