VOLUME 1 | ISSUE 18 | Music Mondays

By: Tessa Jennison

High school was such a beautiful time for music. Jamming with my buddies in garages or basements, traveling to New York City to compete in an international music festival with the string orchestra, the arts shows, the coffee houses, the talent competitions… It was all such an important part of growing up. High school was where I started learning how to perform with other musicians, where I started learning how to write songs, and how to perform on a stage. It was a nurturing and enriching environment to grow and flourish as a young musician. There were so many opportunities to express myself in such a diverse array of events and musical opportunities. The talent of youth is so fresh, so uncorrupted, and so naive.

Now, being a professional musician myself, and having such an appreciation for the roots of my musical foundation, I’ll take any opportunity I have to support high school arts and music programs. Thankfully, the Region of Waterloo feels the same way.

The 2nd Annual Music Monday will be taking place in Waterloo Square, on Monday, May 7th from 12:30-3:30pm. Over 450 students from schools across the region will gather together to sing and play instruments in a celebration of their love of music. Although this event is school-coordinated, anyone is welcome to join in. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome, so come out and sing, play, dance, or just listen to the beauty of many hearts joined together through song.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato

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