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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Music Monday 2019

​NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200



May 2, 2019

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

​Musical Freedom

- GECDSB celebrates Music Monday -

The Greater Essex County District School Board celebration of music education on Music Monday, May 6th will incorporate an annual tradition, a classic venue and an iconic theme song.

More than 300 students from throughout the Board and the University of Windsor will perform, in this homage to music education, at the new UW School of Creative Arts (the former Armories building) from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The concert will be live streamed into all GECDSB classrooms.

Between musical selections students will offer testimonials on the importance of music in their lives and educations.

​The climax of the performance will be joining thousands of other young people across the country in the singing of Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom" at 1:00 p.m. The song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement, was chosen as the official theme by the National Coalition for Music Education for this year's Music Monday celebration.

For more information contact Teacher-consultant for the Arts Bernadette Berthelotte at 519-255-3200 ext. 10345 or Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.