Today, 2019 JUNO Award winners Splash’N Boots, joined MusiCounts to surprise the students of Lucy McCormick Senior School in Toronto with a special performance. The school recently received $14,000 in new instruments through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program and was one of 96 schools across Canada to receive instruments.
“This is a very special school, and we’re thrilled we were able to give Lucy McCormick new adaptive musical instruments and equipment to allow more students the opportunity to engage with music,” said Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts. “Thank you so much to Splash’N Boots for their generous support, and joining us today to celebrate!”
Lucy McCormick Senior School is a safe, caring environment for students aged 12 to 21, who have a dual diagnosis of physical or developmental exceptionalities in different combinations. The new adaptive percussion and electronic instruments the school received are tailored to allow this unique student population to enjoy making music. After performing “Go With The Flow” and ”Spaceship”, Splash’N Boots joined the students for their weekly ‘Sing-A-Long’ Fridays, where they had the chance to dance and play the new instruments.
“We are thrilled to have partnered up with MusiCounts this year. We both fell in love with music at a young age and were fortunate to be supported and encouraged via school music programs. Looking back, it’s those programs that really influenced our passion, taking part in music education was integral in leading us to a career in music,” said Splash’N Boots. “We are inspired by MusiCounts’ work in fostering a love of music in children, and we are so happy to be able to support bringing music education to students and help bring in adaptive instruments so all children can experience all of the joy and connection that music brings.”
Proud supporters of MusiCounts, Splash’N Boots donated $1 per ticket to MusiCounts on their Big Love, Kisses and Hugs tour to support school music programs across Canada through a partnership with PLUS1. Splash’N Boots also had the opportunity to tour the school see the impact of new instruments on the school program firsthand.
The Slaight Family Foundation’s generous support of MusiCounts helps put more instruments into Ontario Schools. In 2019, the Foundation is supporting the music program at Lucy McCormick Senior School and five additional ON schools.
Photo Credit: Barry Roden
About Splash’N Boots
Splash’N Boots rose to prominence in the hearts and minds of families through music, live shows and television. Their music creates family dance parties; it is a soundtrack to bedtimes, mealtime and all moments in between. Since their inception, Splash’N Boots have released twelve original music albums, resulting in five consecutive JUNO Award nominations for Children’s Album of the Year between 2014 and 2018. Their most recent album, “You, Me and the Sea”, co-written and produced by Alan Doyle, won the 2019 JUNO Award for Children’s Album of the Year. Their original music is enjoyed around the world, with over 925K Streams on Spotify and 500K on Apple Music across international markets. On television, they appear daily in over 8.5 million homes across Canada with their number one TV show, which is broadcast daily on Canada’s top children’s television networks, Treehouse TV and Disney Jr. Canada, as well as the worldwide streaming platform Kidoodle, garnering over 1 million views in the first six months on the platform. Splash’N Boots are committed to using their voice to raise awareness for important causes. They are the first children’s act to partner with PLUS1 – $1 from every ticket sold in their cross-Canada 2018 tour went to support access to music education and adaptive instruments for young children via MusiCounts.