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If making a difference is important to you, we ask that you include The Big Sound in your charitable giving plan for 2021.

The Big Sound is a free, inclusive after school program that inspires children and youth to achieve their full potential through music.  Children learn how to sing and play an instrument in an ensemble – experiencing the joy of making music together.

By supporting The Big Sound, you become a member of a growing global movement that profoundly improves the lives of our children and youth, building well rounded, responsible, caring citizens for generations to come.  Since we extend no monetary costs to participants and their families, our success is totally reliant upon the community’s support.

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In-School – During-School Program Back up and Running

We’re very happy to announce that our Ontario Trillium Foundation funded In-School-During-School Music and Movement Program has recommenced at Hillcrest Elementary School.  Although the program is now delivered virtually, the students are able to participate once again.  Each classroom has been provided with a tote containing enough Orff instruments (e.g. Sand Blocks, Spoons, Castanets, Shaker Eggs, Maracas, Jingle Bells) to provide one for each student.

A Big Sound shout out to Kevin Wilson, Principal at Hillcrest for helping to make this happen!!

The Big Sound Programs continue to be suspended

Pending an announcement by the Province of Ontario regarding whether schools will re-open, The Big Sound @ Hillcrest program remains suspended.  In the meantime we are preparing new procedures and protocols to guide our operations for when school resumes.

Stay safe.

Music AND Social Change!

The Big Sound is all about social change through music. For us, music is the ideal approach to helping our students develop socially by teaching them important life skills like cooperation, respect, problem solving, empathy, and self-advocacy.  To that end, the students at Hillcrest have been working on a few ideas to help things run smoothly.