May 1, 2013

1,300 students to perform at Celebration Square for Music Monday

Peel District School Board students in grades 4 to 8 will perform at Celebration Square in Mississauga on May 6 at 12 p.m., in honour of Music Monday. Over 1,300 students from 25 schools will join students from across the county as they simultaneously perform the song, Is Somebody Singing, co-written by Commander Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies in a unison broadcast from the International Space Station.

“Students, teachers and families have put in countless hours preparing for this year’s big event and once again students across Canada have the opportunity to showcase their passion and enthusiasm for music, culture and now science and space,” says Hubert Brard, acting instructional co-ordinator for the arts, and health and physical education at the Peel board. "Our Coalition for Music Education is in a new partnership with CBC Music and the Canadian Space Agency to take the Music Monday celebration to new heights."

In addition to the student performance and space broadcast, award-winning percussion quartet TorQ will perform. Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion will also congratulate the students for their achievement in various arts.

The Music Monday celebration will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Celebration Square is located at 300 City Centre Drive in Mississauga.

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Media contact: Hubert Brard, Acting Instructional Co-ordinator for Arts and Health & Physical Education, 905-890-1010 ext. 2524 

Reference: Akiyah King, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2817, [email protected]

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