Music Monday at Mundy's Bay 0
Students from Mundy's Bay Public School and Midland Secondary School joined musical forces in the front yard of Mundy's Bay on Yonge Street earlier this week to celebrate Music Monday, a nationwide event. Mundy's Bay music teacher Carol Smith-Macleod says, "We are celebrating all that we've learned this year in music and celebrating music in schools. We are advocating for keeping music in schools; we have it and now we have to maintain it. There are hundreds of students in both schools who play instruments or sing and enjoy music."
MSS music teachers Aaron Bell and Jesse Muldoon led the MSS Jazz Band and were first on the agenda to entertain the crowd of students, parents and special guests, like Simcoe County District School Board Superintendent Anita Simpson. Next up were drummers, xylophones, recorders and singers from Mundy's Bay. A mid-program exercise break led by the Girls on Track program members from Mundy's Bay encouraged the audience to get up and move to music.
The MSS Senior Jammers wowed the boisterous and appreciative crowd with a couple of rock songs and the celebration was concluded with a performance by The Rubrics, a rock band comprised of Mundy's Bay staffers. Bell's closing comments acknowledged the outstanding performances of all the students that day, with a special nod to Mundy's Bay French teacher Donna Compton's mad skills on drums. Music Monday is celebrated on the first Monday in May every year to raise awareness of the need for music programs to continue to flourish in all schools.