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 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.
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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!
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Music BC Charitable Foundation would like to thank LIVE at Squamish and brand.LIVE for the opportunity to conduct a charity guitar raffle at the LIVE at Squamish music festival this year. We have a gorgeous Epiphone acoustic which we will be requesting all LIVE at Squamish artists sign during the course of the festival. Attendees of the festival will have a chance to buy their tickets all weekend long, either at the artist merchandise booth or from our mobile ticket selling team!
Keep your eyes on our twitter feed to catch our snaps of LIVE at Squamish performers signing what could YOUR new axe!
If you want a chance to get in on this raffle, but don’t have your LIVE at Squamish tickets yet, there are still some available online. Surf to www.liveatsquamish.com for more info!
Music BC Charitable Foundation is proud to announce the very worthy recipients of our most recent Adopt an Instrument program grant.
Girls Rock Camp is a registered non-profit society and part of the North American alliance of Girls Rock Camps especially for girls ages 8-18 years old. The camps are unique in that they stress the importance of independence, pride and self-confidence for young women in a traditionally male-dominated genre. In their own words, they are
“…committed to building self-esteem and developing life skills in young women while cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors.”
Along with Adopt an Instrument program partners Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, we supplied one full rock band set-up including guitars, bass, amps, drum set, keyboard, cases and accessories to this year’s Girls Rock Camp, which took place in July 2012 at the Urban Native Youth Association center. Every year Girls Rock Camp holds spaces in reserve for aboriginal youth to participate in the camps. Camp tuition is very reasonable, and provides an accessible, safe and positive space for girls to experience, experiment and learn about being part of a real rock ensemble.
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver also hosts a Ladies Rock Camp in the spring at the Waldorf Hotel, a ladies rock camp in a women’s correctional facility, a DTES Rock Camp and various rock-themed shows and workshops throughout the year.
For more information about enrolling your child in Girls Rock Camp, enrolling yourself in Ladies Rock Camp, or to donate to the organization, please visit girlsrockcampvancouver.ca.
On December 12th, 2011, Queen Alexandra Elementary School received a significant contribution towards their school music education program. Music BC Charitable Foundation and the TELUS Vancouver Community Board have teamed up to present this East Vancouver school with brand new band instruments through the Adopt an Instrument Program.
A $10,000 donation from TELUS, as part of their unique Community Boards funding program, has gone toward buying new flutes, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, and more for this needy East Vancouver school. Industry partner and sponsor Long & McQuade Musical Instruments has also stepped in to supply instruments at discounted prices to make the donation go even further.
The public cheque presentation took place at Queen Alexandra Elementary School located at 1300 East Broadway, on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 9:00 AM. In attendance were: TELUS Vancouver Community Board manager Kristina Chang, Long & McQuade Musical Instrument’s Head of Education Mike Cronin, Music BC Charitable Foundation President Elka Yarlowe, Executive Director Bob D’Eith, Director Cal Misener, as well as teacher Rick Lee and about 40 students from Queen Alexandra Elementary.
The students helped us bring in the musical bounty, which was delivered in a sparkling white TELUS van, courtesy of TELUS Vancouver Community Boards. After unpacking the various instruments and stands, the students all got a chance to try their hand at the new instruments and pick their favorite. Foundation President and past music teacher Elka Yarlowe lead the group in an celebratory try-out of all the new musical gifts.
Recently awarded funds new funds, the Adopt an Instrument program will be expanding its reach and providing instruments to Queen Alexandra’s sister school Grandview Elementary, as well as remote public and band council schools in BC in the near future. Their Adopt an Instrument program aims to put an instrument in the hands of every BC child and has donated over 500 band and string instruments since launching the program in 2007.
To nominate your school for an Adopt an Instrument grant, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the TELUS Community Boards
TELUS Community Boards are an innovative model for funding youth-focused charities and put decision-making in the hands of local leaders who know their communities best. Eleven TELUS Community Boards are making a positive impact across Canada from coast-to-coast in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Rimouski, Quebec City, Atlantic Canada and the most recently launched board in the Thompson Okanagan region of B.C. Since their inception in 2005, the Community Boards have contributed $30 million to grassroots charitable organizations and supported more than 2,300 community projects. The TELUS Community Boards and the meaningful difference they make significantly contributed to TELUS receiving the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2010 Freeman Philanthropic Services Award for the Most Outstanding Corporation globally. For more information about the TELUS Vancouver Community Board or to apply for funding, visit www.telus.com/community.