BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT WE’RE HAVING ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!
We’ve got a new name, a new look, and lots of wonderful news to share.
Please join us for Music BC Charitable Foundation’s Annual General Meeting:
Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music – 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
With Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Taylor,
Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles, UBC School of Music
Featuring a performance by the Greater Vancouver Youth Music Academy Jazz Ensemble, and a presentation by the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.
Music BC Charitable Foundation is preparing for their upcoming Annual General Meeting on September 23, 2013. We will be unveiling many changes at this year’s AGM, but voting will be restricted to members only. If you sign up for renew your membership with our organization before September 13th, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $250 Best Buy gift card!
Please download and save the PDF application form at the link, and submit via fax, post, or email on or before September 23rd to guarantee your chance to vote at this fall’s AGM.
Membership Application (right-click and save as)
If you have any questions about your membership status, please don’t hesitate to contact the Foundation office at info [at] musicbcfoundation [dot] org.
Music BC Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors is seeking eligible candidates to fill one vacant position.
Music BC Charitable Foundation is a leader in supporting music education programs across British Columbia. Our Adopt an Instrument program provides quality instruments to public and Aboriginal schools, regional youth orchestras and community centres across BC. Songwriters of a New Generation (SONG) is a mentor based program for ages 12-24 that teaches basic song writing skills as a means of healthy expression. The Music BC Charitable Trust provides scholarships to financially needy and exceptionally talented young musicians who are pursuing post-secondary education in music.
Now in its’ 7th year, Music BC Charitable Foundation is entering an exciting year with a recently developed organizational rebrand, the launch of two new funding campaigns, and an increase in our program delivery.
The Board of Directors is comprised of a dynamic group of “hands on” people from the music and corporate industries, and music education, who work as a team to champion our mission and vision. Each director serves a 2-year term with the possibility of re-election for one additional term.
Ideally, candidates should possess some of the following skills, knowledge, and traits:
- A passion for music and a strong commitment to support public school music education
- Experience in one of the fields of education, community building, music, marketing, entertainment, finances, or fundraising
- Have a basic knowledge of and appreciation for various music genres
- Ability to attend monthly meetings, an annual strategic planning session, and at least one school and community youth concert.
- Possess a sense of fairness and humour.
Potential candidates may express their interest in confidence by contacting Music BC Charitable Foundation at info [at] musicbcfoundation [dot] org no later than September 13, 2013.
Elections will be held at our Annual General Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013. Young persons age 21+, women, and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Music BC Charitable Foundation is excited to announce that the 2012-13 Year-End SONG Recital is booked for Gallagher’s Coffee Bar & Cafe in Port Moody. Performances will feature student singer-songwriters from Heritage Woods and Port Moody Secondary in the Tri-Cities.
The evening will be hosted by Vancouver-based professional singer-songwriter David Blair, who has mentored these students all year in extra-curricular songwriting workshops designed not only to enhance their musicianship and creativity, but to enhance their confidence and social skills in a positive, judgment-free environment.
Ryan Guldemond, guitarist/vocalist with Vancouver band Mother Mother, will also appear. The show is free, and kicks off at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there, to get a taste of the great service the SONG program provides for students interested in pursuing music education beyond the classroom.
In 2007, the family of Duncan McPhee received a devastating phone call. Their 22-year-old son had passed away, unexpectedly, in his sleep, from a previously undetected congenital heart defect.
The McPhee’s have always been a music-loving family. Both parents are accomplished musicians who share their passion for playing music with their family and friends. Duncan was a phenomenal guitar player who encouraged other young people to express themselves through music. Each year, in celebration of his life, the McPhees have hosted an annual benefit concert in Duncan’s honour. We are honoured that the family has chosen to administer the new Duncan McPhee Memorial Scholarship through Music BC Charitable Foundation.
Each year, one talented and hard-working music student within BC will be awarded a scholarship to continue their music education. This year’s inaugural recipient is Devin Webber of North Vancouver, who plans to study guitar and voice through a private music teacher.
The Duncan McPhee Memorial Scholarship will be administered through the Music BC Charitable Scholarship Trust, which administers several named scholarships that are awarded annually to exceptionally gifted young artists pursuing advanced instruction in music performance.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS ON THE NEXT SUBMISSION PROCESS.
On Thursday, May 30th, Vancouver Technical Secondary‘s Music Program held their annual Spring Concert. The Foundation, as well as MusiCounts, were special guests, and we were treated to incredible performances by Van Tech students – from the Beginning Band, to the Choir, to the Senior Symphony!
Mark Reid, Van Tech’s music program head, was awarded Music Teacher of the Year by CARAS/MusiCounts this past winter, but the Spring Concert was a chance for his students to honour their deserving music teacher by showcasing the great work that all have put in to this most inspiring music program.
The Foundation was exceptionally honoured when our President & CEO, Elka S. Yarlowe, was presented with a Talisman Music Award in recognition of her longstanding support of music programs at Van Tech and its feeder schools.
Not only that, but during the concert it was announced that Music BC Charitable Foundation would be the beneficiary of Van Tech Secondary’s annual Winter Concert. We’re so proud of the students and teachers at Van Tech for all their hard work and beautiful music, and we’re so grateful for the school’s commitment to supporting BC music education programs like their own.
On Saturday, May 25th at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island, join us as Music BC Charitable Foundation helps celebrate the life of Duncan McPhee, and will announce our new Duncan McPhee Memorial Scholarship!
Performers will include Bandwagon and Fowl Mouth McPhee. Doors ($10) open at 8:30 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund.
On Wednesday, April 10th at the Media Club in Vancouver, Nimbus School of Recording Arts held their annual Spring Social, celebrating grads and welcoming new students, with proceeds from the event benefiting Music BC Charitable Foundation!
The Foundation is thrilled to receive $192.30 in donations from the event – enough to furnish a school band with replacement reeds for their woodwinds, with enough left over to match a school with a mentor for a SONG Session!
Thank you, Nimbus! You guys rock!
Click here to check out some photos from the event.
We are excited to announce the return of the Vancouver Music Industry Award Gala!
You are invited to join Music BC Charitable Foundation for this wonderful night of music, awards, and fundraising. The VMI Gala will take place April 10th at the Vancouver FanClub, located downtown on Granville Street.
The night will feature an award gala with live performances, silent auction, video presentations, and speeches from honoured guests and board members. Awards will be presented to influential contributors to the Vancouver Music Industry; past recipients have included Randy Bachman, Jim Valance, Bryan Adams, and Red Robinson. New this year, the people’s choice award for Vancouver’s Unsung Hero – an industry veteran who’s made a real difference behind the scenes in the local music community – will be presented.
Also new this year, the very first VMI Rock n’ Roll Poker Tournament, hosted by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith) & Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock) with proceeds going to Music Heals Charitable Foundation and Music BC Charitable Foundation.
Don’t forget about the annual VMI Silent Auction. Discover amazing treasures and keepsakes autographed by rock stars and athletes. Bidding is taking place now on the VMI website, and will continue with more items at the event.
Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason will be acting as the house band for the night! Early bird tickets on sale now. This is a night you don’t want to miss!
Music BC Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that the benefit concert held by Evolution 107.9, Wednesday, March 13th, at the Electric Owl Social Club was an incredible success.
We would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to BCIT’s Evolution 107.9 for all their hard work and supporting our organization. The Foundation would also like to thank Good for Grapes, Tough Lovers, and Chimpanzebras for their wonderful performances. Together they raised $670 dollars for Music BC Charitable Foundation
Thank you once again from Music BC Charitable Foundation!
Photo © Amy Ryan