Photo Credit: Barry Roden
Yesterday, the JUNO Award winners Splash’N Boots, joined MusiCounts to surprise the students of Lucy McCormick Senior School in Toronto with a special performance. The school recently received $14,000 in new instruments through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. It was one of 96 schools across Canada to receive instruments.
“This is a very special school, and we’re thrilled we were able to give Lucy McCormick new adaptive musical instruments and equipment to allow more students the opportunity to engage with music,” said Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts. “Thank you so much to Splash’N Boots for their generous support, and joining us today to celebrate!”
Lucy McCormick Senior School is a safe, caring environment for students aged 12 to 21, who have a dual diagnosis of physical or developmental exceptionalities in different combinations. The new adaptive percussion and electronic instruments the school received are tailored to allow this unique student population to enjoy making music. After performing “Go With The Flow” and ”Spaceship”, Splash’N Boots joined the students for their weekly ‘Sing-A-Long’ Fridays, where they had the chance to dance and play the new instruments.
Proud supporters of MusiCounts, Splash’N Boots donated $1 per ticket to MusiCounts on their Big Love, Kisses and Hugs tour to support school music programs across Canada through a partnership with PLUS1. Splash’N Boots also had the opportunity to tour the school see the impact of new instruments on the school program firsthand.