When you get here you're just so excited to perform here and it's just amazing to see the whole building, get a tour, then perform. So I'm really excited about it.
—Casey Cooper, singer in The Coppertones from Flin Flon
If you stepped outside today precisely at noon, chances are, you heard music in the air.
Dozens of Manitoba schools participated in Music Monday celebrations. The annual event, sponsored by the Coalition for Music Education, is designed to celebrate music in our lives and raise awareness of music education -- particularly music in the schools.
One of the biggest events took place on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature where five groups representing many areas of the province had the chance to perform.
Alexander Moroz sings with the Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School. "It feels good," he says, smiling. "I've been doing music for almost my entire life. For me it's just fun. Very important. It IS my life.The teachers are wonderful."
Casey Cooper travelled all the way from Flin Flon with her choir called The Coppertones. She couldn't contain her excitement to perform in the Manitoba Legislature.
"It's a really long trip," she admits. "When you get here you're just so excited to perform here and it's just amazing to see the whole building, get a tour, then perform. So I'm really excited about it."