Music Programs

Vancouver Sun Issues and Ideas – Monday, May 3, 2010

By Bramwell Tovey

Excerpts from the Vancouver Sun’s Community of Interest Blog regarding cuts to education funding

Music Programs – The VSO Responds

“An education without a significant musical component is no education at all”, the maestro says.

The social benefits of music are extraordinary. If a student holds a musical instrument then he or she can’t hold a knife, or a joint, or a needle, or a crack pipe – or a gun.

If a student is in a choir or a band or an orchestra, they are communicating through the universal are of music at the heart of our community.

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