A happy tune: 2 Nunavut schools get grants to boost music programs

Schools in Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven among 73 from across Canada that will receive funding

Students at two schools in Nunavut will get up to $15,000 to develop or improve their music programs. In this file photo, young musicians with the Iqaluit Music Society play a tune. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Two Nunavut schools are among 73 from across Canada that will get a share of $825,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment through the MusiCounts Band Aid program.

Netsilik Ilihakvik School in Taloyoak and Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik School in Gjoa Haven are the two recipients.

The MusiCounts Band Aid program allocates grants of up to $15,000 to schools to start or refurbish their music program, according to a news release from MusiCounts released Thursday.

The program seeks to support the most “in-need young people” and give educators the tools to either bolster or develop music programs in schools.

“We are so excited for the 2023 MusiCounts Band Aid program recipients. With these much-needed funds, educators will be able to help the kids who need it most get the benefit of music in their lives,” said Kristy Fletcher, president of MusiCounts, in the release.

She said nearly half of the schools receiving grants this year are building new music programs.

Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc., Job Opportunity – Executive Director

Funded by individual and corporate donations, MusiCounts has provided close to $13 million in grants supporting more than 1,300 schools since it was started in 1997.

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  1. Posted by CB on

    Wonderful, we’ll done!

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