Students and Staff at Dorothy Lynas School “Fill the Skies with Music” on Music Monday
…courtesy of Craig Drew, Dorothy Lynas Music Teacher
On Monday May 6th, students and staff at Ecole Dorothy Lynas Elementary gathered together in the school gymnasium for the celebration of Music Monday, an annual event sponsored by The Coalition for Music Education. The celebration featured the premiere of this year’s official Music Monday song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)”. The song was written by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and commissioned by the Coalition for Music Education and CBC Music in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada. Music Monday features a Canadian coast-to-coast-to-coast simultaneous concert celebrating the power of music and giving a national voice to young music makers. However, this year’s event transcended the earth’s atmosphere and literally took place in and out-of-this-world. The song premiered via a CBC Webcast with Chris Hadfield performing on the International Space Station and Ed Robertson and the Barenaked Ladies on Earth. Students at Dorothy Lynas School worked hard before the Webcast in preparation to sing along with Chris and Ed to fill the skies with music. The students staged a brilliant performance. Singing along with Chris Hadfield in the International Space Station made this years’ Music Monday most memorable. Students and staff at the school would like to thank District I.C.T. Services for their assistance in making the viewing of this historic webcast possible.
Videos of Commander Hadfield’s webcast may be viewed at the Music Monday website: http://www.musicmonday.ca/mm-videos/