Gather the family ‘round the old streaming device and settle in for a night of favourites for the annual MusiCounts UnSilent Night.
Joining this year’s online event will be BROS, Matt Webb of Marianas Trench, Splash’N Boots, Sacha, The Tenors, Tyler Shaw, Fred Penner and special appearances by Denise Donlon, Jeffrey Remedios and George Stroumboulopoulos.
The concert, which will be broadcast via Facebook Live on December 10 starting at 8 p.m. EST, will also feature several MusiCounts Band Aid recipient schools, including Fairview Heights Elementary School from Halifax and Hugh John MacDonald School in Winnipeg. The students will remind people how strong and diverse the music is that Canadian students are introduced to each year.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here, with all proceeds going to support MusiCares, the country’s music education charity that helps provide musical instruction to students across the country.
“MusiCount’s mission is to ensure that all youth in Canada have access to the transformational power of music education in their school or community, and that’s why the charity focuses on improving access to music education for youth by offering instrument grants to schools and communities,” the organization says. Last year alone, MusiCounts received more than $6 million in requests for donations of cash or instruments, but only one in five schools could be granted their request. Events like UnSilent Night: A Virtual Holiday Concert help raise funds to assist even more schools, especially in years like this when kids have already been through so much and have missed out on so many things in school.
Mark your calendar for December 10, pop some popcorn, gather the family and friends together and enjoy a night of great music in support of MusiCounts.