© Hometown Music Council 2014
Connecting community through music
ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE WHITBY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage via the Celebration and Commemoration Program. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien grâce au volet Programme des célébrations et commemorations.
Feedback It’s been a pleasure developing and delivering both national and local music programs. We’re pleased to share some of the many comments we receive.
The students and staff at Argyle in Regina were so excited about being part of the Flag of Canada - Hometown Proud recording sessions.  We worked on getting the words right (especially "thy" and "glowing"), training our voices to reach those high notes without straining, and keeping the exact tempo.  It was all worth it.  The students were so excited about singing into microphones and on camera for the local tv stations.  And, although we haven't heard it yet, we will be so proud to hear our own voices (along with 27,500 other children) over the intercom in the mornings. Our grade 8 student worked hard on his speech about the importance of the flag to us who live in this city, province and country.  He is a recent immigrant to Canada and already understands why we are so proud of our maple leaf. Thank you, Rob, for allowing us to be part of this project.  It was a pleasure and an honour.  Barbara Flaten-Orr,  Argyle School, Regina Thank-you very much for allowing me to be part of Mini-Idol. This experience has helped me to become more confident on stage and in performing in front of others. By working with music and industry professionals, this has given me tips and skills needed to help me become a better performer. The areas I feel that I improved in by this experience are stage presence and breathing and vocal techniques. I am now more confident in speaking in front of people which could help me in presentations at school or in a future career. I met a lot of great people this year that have the same interests as myself which is great. I would recommend this program to kids that like to sing and want to perform and learn new skills.   Sincerely, Skye Hillis It was a pleasure to be involved in the Hometown Proud recording sessions of O'Canada.  When this idea first came across my desk, I thought it would be a big undertaking for our school.  We have a population of 535 students, with 75% of the population being in French Immersion, and the remaining 25% comprised of over half newcomers to Canada. The excitement of our staff to be involved, especially our music teachers, and the school decision to teach everyone the anthem in French, made them very excited to participate.  The teacher resources were excellent, and the recording was very smooth and efficient.  We move all of our student population in and out of a small area, in small intervals of time, in just under 2hrs.  Quite a feat. Finally, Rob was great to work with, and he understood his audience.......KIDS!!  We look forward to having a copy of the recording soon!!    Terry MacIsaac,  Principal,  Spring Park Elementary, PEI Dear Rob and Sandra,  I absolutely loved participating in Mini Idol, and I think it's been an amazing experience! I learned a lot of useful singing techniques from the industry professionals, and it was awesome meeting them. Mini Idol has helped me change over the months. It helped me get over my fear of performing in front of a large number of people, and I'm not so shy anymore! I'm also happy that I got to meet new people and make new friends! ;)  ​Thank you,  Aditi​ Grey Mountain Primary was very excited to take part in the Hometown Proud recording session. The students were very excited to be able to help celebrate the 50th birthday of the Canadian flag. This was a great teaching opportunity for the teachers to talk with their students about what it means to be a proud Canadian, and taking it one step further to being a proud Yukoner. The students loved the responsibility of creating artwork to be used to decorate the gym using their best colouring for all of Canada to see. They really enjoyed learning two versions of O’Canada: English and Southern Tutchone and having the opportunity to sing for all of Canada. Our small primary school rose to the occasion wearing red and white to help show our respect for the Canadian Flag.   Hayley Marks,  Grey Mountain Primary, Whitehorse The students and teachers at St. Monica Elementary in Montreal truly appreciated the experience!  The children were very excited about recording the national anthem because they understood  their voices would make history.  The students also loved recording with students from other grades; this really gave them a sense that the entire school was participating in a common project.  On behalf of the St. Monica community, thank you for giving our children the opportunity to participate in a grand moment in Canadian history!  Irini Margetis,  Principal,  St. Monica Elementary, Montreal, PQ
© Hometown Music Council 2014
Hometown Music Council Connecting community through music
ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE WHITBY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage via the Celebration and Commemoration Program. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien grâce au volet Programme des célébrations et commemorations.
Feedback It’s been a pleasure developing and delivering both national and local programs for youth. We’re pleased to share some of the many comments we receive.
The students and staff at Argyle in Regina were so excited about being part of the Flag of Canada - Hometown Proud recording sessions.  We worked on getting the words right (especially "thy" and "glowing"), training our voices to reach those high notes without straining, and keeping the exact tempo.  It was all worth it.  The students were so excited about singing into microphones and on camera for the local tv stations.  And, although we haven't heard it yet, we will be so proud to hear our own voices (along with 27,500 other children) over the intercom in the mornings. Our grade 8 student worked hard on his speech about the importance of the flag to us who live in this city, province and country.  He is a recent immigrant to Canada and already understands why we are so proud of our maple leaf. Thank you, Rob, for allowing us to be part of this project.  It was a pleasure and an honour.  Barbara Flaten-Orr,  Argyle School, Regina Thank-you very much for allowing me to be part of Mini-Idol. This experience has helped me to become more confident on stage and in performing in front of others. By working with music and industry professionals, this has given me tips and skills needed to help me become a better performer. The areas I feel that I improved in by this experience are stage presence and breathing and vocal techniques. I am now more confident in speaking in front of people which could help me in presentations at school or in a future career. I met a lot of great people this year that have the same interests as myself which is great. I would recommend this program to kids that like to sing and want to perform and learn new skills.   Sincerely, Skye Hillis It was a pleasure to be involved in the Hometown Proud recording sessions of O'Canada.  When this idea first came across my desk, I thought it would be a big undertaking for our school.  We have a population of 535 students, with 75% of the population being in French Immersion, and the remaining 25% comprised of over half newcomers to Canada. The excitement of our staff to be involved, especially our music teachers, and the school decision to teach everyone the anthem in French, made them very excited to participate.  The teacher resources were excellent, and the recording was very smooth and efficient.  We move all of our student population in and out of a small area, in small intervals of time, in just under 2hrs.  Quite a feat. Finally, Rob was great to work with, and he understood his audience.......KIDS!!  We look forward to having a copy of the recording soon!!    Terry MacIsaac,  Principal,  Spring Park Elementary, PEI Dear Rob and Sandra,  I absolutely loved participating in Mini Idol, and I think it's been an amazing experience! I learned a lot of useful singing techniques from the industry professionals, and it was awesome meeting them. Mini Idol has helped me change over the months. It helped me get over my fear of performing in front of a large number of people, and I'm not so shy anymore! I'm also happy that I got to meet new people and make new friends! ;)  ​Thank you,  Aditi​ Grey Mountain Primary was very excited to take part in the Hometown Proud recording session. The students were very excited to be able to help celebrate the 50th birthday of the Canadian flag. This was a great teaching opportunity for the teachers to talk with their students about what it means to be a proud Canadian, and taking it one step further to being a proud Yukoner. The students loved the responsibility of creating artwork to be used to decorate the gym using their best colouring for all of Canada to see. They really enjoyed learning two versions of O’Canada: English and Southern Tutchone and having the opportunity to sing for all of Canada. Our small primary school rose to the occasion wearing red and white to help show our respect for the Canadian Flag.   Hayley Marks,  Grey Mountain Primary, Whitehorse The students and teachers at St. Monica Elementary in Montreal truly appreciated the experience!  The children were very excited about recording the national anthem because they understood  their voices would make history.  The students also loved recording with students from other grades; this really gave them a sense that the entire school was participating in a common project.  On behalf of the St. Monica community, thank you for giving our children the opportunity to participate in a grand moment in Canadian history!  Irini Margetis,  Principal,  St. Monica Elementary, Montreal, PQ
© Hometown Music Council 2014
Hometown Music Council Connecting community through music
ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE WHITBY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage via the Celebration and Commemoration Program. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien grâce au volet Programme des célébrations et commemorations.
Feedback It’s been a pleasure developing and delivering both national and local programs for youth. We’re pleased to share some of the many comments we receive.
The students and staff at Argyle in Regina were so excited about being part of the Flag of Canada - Hometown Proud recording sessions.  We worked on getting the words right (especially "thy" and "glowing"), training our voices to reach those high notes without straining, and keeping the exact tempo.  It was all worth it.  The students were so excited about singing into microphones and on camera for the local tv stations.  And, although we haven't heard it yet, we will be so proud to hear our own voices (along with 27,500 other children) over the intercom in the mornings. Our grade 8 student worked hard on his speech about the importance of the flag to us who live in this city, province and country.  He is a recent immigrant to Canada and already understands why we are so proud of our maple leaf. Thank you, Rob, for allowing us to be part of this project.  It was a pleasure and an honour.  Barbara Flaten-Orr,  Argyle School, Regina Thank-you very much for allowing me to be part of Mini-Idol. This experience has helped me to become more confident on stage and in performing in front of others. By working with music and industry professionals, this has given me tips and skills needed to help me become a better performer. The areas I feel that I improved in by this experience are stage presence and breathing and vocal techniques. I am now more confident in speaking in front of people which could help me in presentations at school or in a future career. I met a lot of great people this year that have the same interests as myself which is great. I would recommend this program to kids that like to sing and want to perform and learn new skills.   Sincerely, Skye Hillis It was a pleasure to be involved in the Hometown Proud recording sessions of O'Canada.  When this idea first came across my desk, I thought it would be a big undertaking for our school.  We have a population of 535 students, with 75% of the population being in French Immersion, and the remaining 25% comprised of over half newcomers to Canada. The excitement of our staff to be involved, especially our music teachers, and the school decision to teach everyone the anthem in French, made them very excited to participate.  The teacher resources were excellent, and the recording was very smooth and efficient.  We move all of our student population in and out of a small area, in small intervals of time, in just under 2hrs.  Quite a feat. Finally, Rob was great to work with, and he understood his audience.......KIDS!!  We look forward to having a copy of the recording soon!!    Terry MacIsaac,  Principal,  Spring Park Elementary, PEI Dear Rob and Sandra,  I absolutely loved participating in Mini Idol, and I think it's been an amazing experience! I learned a lot of useful singing techniques from the industry professionals, and it was awesome meeting them. Mini Idol has helped me change over the months. It helped me get over my fear of performing in front of a large number of people, and I'm not so shy anymore! I'm also happy that I got to meet new people and make new friends! ;)  ​Thank you,  Aditi​ Grey Mountain Primary was very excited to take part in the Hometown Proud recording session. The students were very excited to be able to help celebrate the 50th birthday of the Canadian flag. This was a great teaching opportunity for the teachers to talk with their students about what it means to be a proud Canadian, and taking it one step further to being a proud Yukoner. The students loved the responsibility of creating artwork to be used to decorate the gym using their best colouring for all of Canada to see. They really enjoyed learning two versions of O’Canada: English and Southern Tutchone and having the opportunity to sing for all of Canada. Our small primary school rose to the occasion wearing red and white to help show our respect for the Canadian Flag.   Hayley Marks,  Grey Mountain Primary, Whitehorse The students and teachers at St. Monica Elementary in Montreal truly appreciated the experience!  The children were very excited about recording the national anthem because they understood  their voices would make history.  The students also loved recording with students from other grades; this really gave them a sense that the entire school was participating in a common project.  On behalf of the St. Monica community, thank you for giving our children the opportunity to participate in a grand moment in Canadian history!  Irini Margetis,  Principal,  St. Monica Elementary, Montreal, PQ