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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Words and Music Meet Bits and Bytes Local Whitehorse students to join in Hi-Tech Cross-Country webcast on 10th Anniversary MusicMonday

On Monday, May 5, music will take the form of not only notes, words, and sounds, but also bits, bytes, and pixels. Music Monday will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross-Canada events in St. John's NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse, YT; Ottawa, ON; and Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. The event concludes with a synchronized nationwide performance of I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) with former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, led by Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The live webcast will air between12 - 1pm ET on Monday, May 5, 2014and can be accessed at

The live web cast begins with a welcome featuring by two high school students in Gander, NL. The live web continues with segments from Charlottetown (12:02 p.m. EDT), Halifax (12:06 p.m. EDT), St John's (12:10 p.m. EDT), Toronto (12:15 p.m. EDT), Ottawa (12:20 p.m. EDT), Montréal (12:24 p.m. EDT), Edmonton (12:30 p.m. EDT and 12:36 p.m. EDT), Whitehorse (12:36 p.m. EDT), Vancouver (12:40 p.m. EDT). Maestro Tovey will lead the singing of the official song at 12:51 p.m. EDT. *Timing may change on the day!

Toronto, ON's Ontario Science Centre sets the stage at 12:15 p.m. EDT for appearances byChris Hadfield Public SchoolCanadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines and the SupertonicBarbershop Quartet. The event is hosted by Ontario Science Centre Host Greg Stokes and former Wexford Gleek Sierra Jennings, with guests Dr. Hooley McLaughlin, Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre, and music educator Jane Cutler.

Since its inception in 2005, Canada's annual celebration of music education, Music Mondayhas touched the lives of millions of students and teachers across Canada who take their music programs into their communities to perform the same song on the same day, at the same time, uniting the entire country in song. Music Monday takes place on the first Monday May each year.
Video conferencing and webcast technology are being provided by The Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education) and Memorial University's Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (
Music Monday 2014 is made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group and The NAMM Foundation, as well as Titanium level support from Yamaha Canada Music Inc. and Long and McQuade and all of our partners.

Launched in 2005, Music Monday is the world's largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students, educators, and music makers participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an original song written by a Canadian artist. In 2013, Music Monday extended its reach into space with I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) co-written by former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson, and commissioned by and The Coalition for Music Education. More info: 
Music Monday is an annual initiative of The Coalition for Music Education, an organization made up of parents, students, educators, and business people from varying walks of life who support school music programs and highlight the importance of music education for all young people in Canada. More info:
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2013, TD donated over $74.7 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please

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