On Monday 22nd December, QCM staff, students and parents kindly volunteered their time to adopt a Salvation Army kettle at the Canadian Tire store on Gardiners Road, Kingston.
Rich Cowan, Campaign Assistant Coordinator for the Salvation Army, extended the following message to those involved:
"On behalf of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign, I would like to thank you for sponsoring a Christmas Kettle for a day. It is so helpful to know that a specific kettle is being covered for that specified time period, with no need to fill shifts or worry about people not showing up for their shift. It really has been a great help to us.
Below, I have attached a link to our sponsors page on the website, which you can take a look at and even use as a link on your own website, indicating your involvement in the campaign.
Once again, thank you for your support of a great and important cause!"
QCM will organize and present performance opportunities throughout the 14/15 season. These will vary between recital and master-class/workshop format, providing the opportunity for students to both perform and receive feedback from specialists. Students and instructors will be reminded of performance dates well ahead of time. Students interested in participating will need to register for an event by fully completing a concert registration form before the posted deadline. Due to the popularity of performance events, late applications will not be accepted. For events with limited capacity (such as Workshops/Master-classes), participation will be on a first registered, first served basis. Group class performance registration is the responsibility of the instructor. Solo performance registration is the responsibility of the performer (or parent/guardian). Members of the public are welcome to attend and support all events (no admission charge but donations are appreciated).
The awards from the annual 'Queen's Conservatory of Music Awards for Youth Fund' were awarded to the following students for the 2014-15 season:
Andy Chen, Tyanna Craig, Sarah de la Roche, Erin Green, Kian Hashtrudi-Zaad,
Emily Kirby, Lily Liu, Felix Melanson, Lucas Olmstead, David Sahai,
Rowan Sandford Ladon, Jordan Tun, Addison Wu, David Wu
This fund, which was recently established thanks to the very generous support of a QCM member, is a momentous milestone for Queen's Conservatory of Music, and for families who value and support music education for young people.
Please join me in offering special thanks to our first donor for student scholarships!