El Sistema Grey Bruce (The Big Sound) Launches Pilot Program at Hillcrest Elementary School

The Big Sound – El Sistema Grey Bruce set to Launch This Fall

A new after school music program is coming to Grey-Bruce

For Immediate Release

September 10, 2018   

Owen Sound: Inspired by a program developed in Venezuela in the mid 1970s, a local volunteer Board of Directors is announcing plans to launch a new and exciting after-school program this fall, for children in Grey Bruce. The Big Sound – El Sistema Grey Bruce (“The Big Sound”) will feature musical instruction, social development and of course fun!

“Our goal is to create opportunities for children who, for various reasons, are often excluded from extra-curricular musical activities, such as playing in an ensemble or orchestra,” said Board Chair David McLeish. “We want to replicate the success of other El Sistema programs operating in Canada and internationally and support vulnerable families while improving the self-esteem, academic performance, and a sense of inclusion for their children.”

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