By: Amanda Hather
Photo Credit: Barry Roden
MusiCounts, a Canadian music education charity that is connected with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as well as the Canadian Country Music Association, announced the 2013-2014 recipients of the Band Aid Grant program at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School.
The program is given to 70 schools across the country and amounts to over $600,000 to support music programs. Jean Vanier was given $10,000 to fund new instruments for this program. As a surprise for the students of the school, the instruments were unveiled by east coast Canadian artists Classified and David Myles, who are behind the four times platinum hit song, “Inner Ninja”. At the presentation, they performed the hits, “3 Foot Tall”, “So Blind”, and, of course, “Inner Ninja”.
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I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.