Music foundation to change school program

The Edward Johnson Music Foundation has announced its musicians in schools program, has been re­named Do Re Mi – An In­teractive Music Education Program.
The new look will be launched at St. Joseph’s Catho­lic School, in Fergus on March 28 at 10:30am. It will feature a one-hour classroom workshop presented by Willem Moolen­beek to over 40 grade 1 stud­ents.
“We envisioned a unique custom logo that creates an im­pression that someone would first look at, recognize, and associate with music education for young people,” said Rose­mary Smith, Executive Dir­ector of the foundation. “With a new logo, we also hope to raise a greater public awareness about the importance of music education in our schools.”
Do Re Mi is a music-mak­ing activity for children. It is a program that takes elementary school students through the rudiments of music, and allows them to acquire music skills and stimulate their creativity.
The program consists of instructional workshops for teachers and a companion study guide that includes hands-on activities and lesson plans. It is designed to help teachers and students achieve the provincial music curricu­lum expectations, highlighted with a musician’s visit to the classroom. 
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