Music BC Charitable Foundation’s “Celebration 2012″
Great concert in Support of Music BC Charitable Foundation
On December 7th, 2012, Vancouver and surrounding communities will gather in celebration at the Vogue Theatre, to support and thank those who contribute to the Music BC Charitable Foundation. This special event features performances by some of BC’s best artists and bands, including Chilliwack, Jim Byrnes, Portage and Main, Steph Macpherson, Shaun Verreault, Steve Dawson, The Harpoomist & The Axe Murderer, Cityreal, Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation among others.
Also confirmed to showcase their skills are two beneficiaries of MBCCF’s Adopt an Instrument Program, the Queen Alexandra Elementary School Band, and the Vancouver Technical Secondary School Senior Concert Band. Singer/songwriter Jesika Kula, who was mentored in MBCCF’s Songwriters Of a New Generation program will also play an original song at the event. Between the all-star blues collaborations, orchestral arrangements, pop, hip hop and soul, this event is sure to please everyone.
The Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St.
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Doors 7:00 PM Show 7:30 PM
$30 (plus taxes and service charges) General Admission
$75 (plus taxes and service charges) VIP – includes the full VIP treatment! No line, priority check-in and the best seats in the house! Plus VIP access to the exclusive afterparty at Vancouver FanClub where you’ll have the exciting opportunity to hob nob with our performers and sample complimentary food and drinks.
Group rates available for 10 or more at $25 per person. Please call for group discount code 604-873-1198.
Tickets available online at Northern Tickets or in person at the Vogue box office (Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM, Sundays 12 – 4).
The PEAK 102.7FM’s Tamara Stanners will host the evening, which will be rounded out with an honouring ceremony by Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation, and a powerful performance by Haida Gwaii’s Rainbow Creek Dancers. The celebration will also showcase some of the school music programs the foundation has benefitted, thanks to community and sponsor support.
Music BC Charitable Foundation supports music education throughout British Columbia by providing band and orchestral instruments to underfunded music programs in public schools, Aboriginal schools, community centres, and regional youth orchestras; scholarships for young artists pursuing a career in music, and mentor-based music programs for at-risk youth.
What began in 2004 as a modest charitable arm of Music BC Industry Association, has developed into one of the most active and successful champions of music education in British Columbia! In the last 5 years, the Foundation’s flagship program “Adopt an Instrument”, has provided over 18 schools and youth music programs with more than $100,000 in new band instruments, thanks to a dedicated staff, volunteer base, corporate funders such as TELUS, Interior Savings Bank (Kelowna), and partners Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, and Gibson Canada. In 2013, MBCF will support 10 new music programs in school districts from Haida G’waii to Delta, 3 youth orchestras in Vancouver, Shuswap/Salmon Arm, and Prince George, while continuing to provide stewardship to all their recipients.
Other programs include The Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship; which has provided over $40,000 in scholarships and bursaries to talented youth who wish to pursue musical studies at the post-secondary level, andSongwriters of a New Generation (SONG); a mentor-based program that teaches basic songwriting skills to at-risk youth as a means of healthy expression.