More than $10K raised for new pianos

The Langley School District Foundation and Thank You for the Music Society are excited to announce a successful fundraiser in 2021 that resulted in local students strengthening their music practice habits, and more than $10,000 raised towards new pianos in our Langley public schools.

The Practice-A-Thon fundraiser resulted in the purchase of four brand-new pianos for our local schools:

  • Shortreed Community Elementary
  • Vanguard Secondary
  • Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary
  • Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary

These pianos will support multiple music opportunities in our public schools: choirs, bands, jazz ensembles, musical theatre, and individual practice. Local students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn and embrace the positive power of music in their lives!

The Practice-A-Thon took place in May 2021 with nearly 200 young musicians committing to practice their instruments for a 15-day period, and collecting pledges from family and friends. Many sincere thanks to all the students, parents, friends, and teachers who participated in and donated to the Practice-A-Thon. Thanks also to Yamaha Canada, Tom Lee Music, and two local McDonald’s restaurants for their contributions to the fundraiser.

This is the first collaboration between the Langley School District Foundation and Thank You for the Music Society, and both groups are excited to continue working together. There is talk of making the Practice-A-Thon an annual event!

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