Leslie Frost has been awarded a $5,000 grant for their Instrumental Music Program, made possible by MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity. The charity’s aim is to help keep music alive across Canada. And, it certainly will keep music alive at Leslie Frost, where the grant will be used for band instruments, such as clarinets and trombones, as well as instrument repairs.
Leslie Frost was chosen out of 69 Canadian schools to receive a grant and couldn’t be more excited. They are the first Lindsay school to ever receive this grant, made possible by Music Teacher Mr. Smeaton, who submitted the application. This grant will benefit over 200 students at Leslie Frost.
“Providing funding for music education is not just about creating the next generation of JUNO Award winning artists, it’s about giving students the tools that will help turn them into creative, and critical thinkers that will achieve success later in life,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts.