SD 62 celebrates Music Monday

Over 200 students will carol around town on May 7

Sooke is going to be filled with song on May 7, in celebration of Music Monday.

Music Monday is an annual initiative that began 12 years ago to celebrate music education in Canada. Schools in Sooke have been participating for eight years.

Beginning at Evergreen Mall in Sooke at 1 p.m., more than 200 students will be joining together to sing a few songs, before branching off in to groups and carolling around the community.

“We do a little circuit around the town, usually visiting local businesses,” said music teacher Laurel Parliament, one of the organizers for the event. “I’m looking forward to everyone singing together, 200 people singing at the same time is pretty spectacular.”

All four Sooke elementary schools, as well as musicians from Journey Middle School, and the EMCS band students will be participating.

“Music education is great for kids brains, and the students are so proud when they go around to the businesses,” Parliament said.

“We can’t wait to spread out love of song throughout the town.”

Other schools in the Sooke School District will also be participating in Music Monday, meeting at the Q Centre in Colwood for a giant sing-a-long.

Everyone is welcome to join, and approximately 3000 people attend each year.

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