Each Year 2,100 Nine Year Olds Discover
the Magic of the Symphony!
Each year the Vancouver Island Symphony presents a Symphony Education Show, where ALL grade four students in School District #68 have an opportunity to hear an orchestra perform at the Port Theatre.
This show is one component of the Symphony’s three-part integrated music education program, in partnership with the school districts.
The other two components include:
- the VIS Children’s Choir, an auditioned choir for students in grades 4-7, which will be performing at the Education Show;
- the Send a Symphony Musician to School Program, where orchestra musicians visit 57+ schools prior to the Education Show, to demonstrate their instruments and share with the students what they might expect to see and hear at the show.
School districts pay only $1. per child plus transportation to the Education Show. The Symphony fundraises the $42,000. needed to produce the shows through donations, in order to present this valuable music education program. The VIS is a non profit organization that gratefully accepts donations and offers tax receipts.
If you would like to contribute call 250.754.0177