The kids of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL, welcomed a very special visitor.
Canadian music icon, Corey Hart, stopped by the school on Thursday to deliver $10,000 in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
Thanks to the generous support of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, who support initiatives promoting Canadian culture through music, sport and food, Hart performing his hits “Never Surrender” and “Sonny’s Dream” for excited students, and spoke about the impact that music education had on his own career and took questions from the students; while the music students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate honoured the Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee with a rendition of Hart’s classic, “Sunglasses At Night”.
Thanks to the MusicCounts Band Aid Program, 96 schools across Canada received $1 million in instruments and equipment in 2019; and in recent years have supported over 1,000 schools, ensuring success and growth of Canada’s music programs.
For more information about MusicCounts, please visit musicounts.ca.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.