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McDonalds Corners Ag Hall Fall Fair – Event Report

Matt Dickson and friends at the McDonald’s Corners Fair

Hi BSIC and Live Wire folks-

It was a fine time at Granite Ridge Education Centre today. It started with Teilhard Frost doing a 40 minute “musical instruments from stuff you find” concert to about 200 kindergarten to grade 4 pupils, most from GREC and some bused in from Land O Lakes. They were spellbound.

Then there were four 50 minute sessions for grade 5 –8 students from GREC and Prince Charles PS that went for the rest of the day as the kids rotated through:

1) Teilhard demonstrating how to make music with anything at all.

2) Lily Legacy making hand drums from sonotubes and tape – brilliant! Each pupil got to make and decorate one.

3) Two tech teachers in the woodshop who had the kids each make a very playable flute out of abs tubing. They even learned to use power drills to drill the finger holes.

4) Grandmother Judi who taught the kids indigenous songs that they then sang accompanied by the drums that they had made.

The whole day was magic.

Thanks to BSIC and Live Wire for helping to keep the music alive in our schools!

Al Rankin


A Thank You Note …

Good morning,

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Our family appreciates this bursary very much. It is not something we would usually apply for as we are aware of other families in need, however due to our circumstances this year, this is a wonderful gift.

Thank you for taking the time to review our application. Deb is an anazing teacher and I’m so happy that Avalon has this opportunity with her.

Thank you!


Barbara Wubbolt

Bloom Artisan Goat Milk Soap



BSIC Music Projects 2018

January 19

James Hill

Ukulele Workshop and Concert

Centennial PS, Kingston

Al Rankin, Livewire Series

Sponsor Teacher – Skot Caldwell

March 3

Tusgegee Golden Voices Choir of Alabama

Workshop and Concert


Tom Mawhinney, tour organizer

March 20

Edwin Huizinga and Bill Coulter

Two workshops and a concert

Cardinal Café, Sharbot Lake

Jonas Bonnetta, Port William Sound, sponsor

February 10, April 7, May 12

Christine Graves

Beginners Ukulele Workshop

Killaloe, ON

Katherine Bloomquist/Wendy Simmons contacts

March 28, 29, 2018

Jacob Moon, guitarist

GREC, Sharbot Lake, Prince Charles PS, Verona, KCVI, Kingston

Live Wire Music Series, sponsor

June 6, 2018

Open Voices Community Choir

Children’s Concert 1 pm, Grand Theatre, Kingston

Ticketed Concert 7 pm, Grand Theatre, Kingston

In collaboration with the Limestone District School Board

August 18, 19, 2018

Roots on the Clyde Country/Folk Music Festival

Lanark, Ontario

October 14, 2018

Battersea Pumpkin Festival

Entertainment by local musicians

Several festival sites in Battersea

“…. If you hadn’t recently considered the incredible impact that Live Wire in the Schools has had in our community lo these many years, soak it up here in the “concert” portion of this video!  James Hill, one of the world’s great virtuosos on this instrument, providing rich instruction and inspiration to our kids.  We are so lucky! ….”
Scot Caldwell

BSIC Approved Music Projects to date, 2017

Jan. 19, 20, 2017
Ariana Gillis, singer/songwriter
Concert/workshop LCVI, Kingston; Prince Charles PS, Verona; GREC, Sharbot Lake

April 7, 2017
Ariana Gillis, singer/songwriter
Loughborough PS Sydenham High School

April, 2017
Spring Session continuation of ukulele lessons for two students
Madoc Township Public School

May, 2017
Juvenis Festival, Kingston
A) Battle of the Bands May 5
B) Musiikki Mentorship April 30 – May 4

May 11, 12, 13
Wider Circles – Hoop Dancing with Meghan Robinson and Laurie Clark, Clarendon Central Public School, Plevna

May 11, 2017
Slocan Ramblers
Perth Road Public School; Storrington Public School

June, 2017
Kyle Mitchell – Songwriter/musician
Madoc Township Public School

June 30, 2017
Celtic Rathskallions concert/workshop
Land O’ Lakes Public School, Mountain Grove

July 11, 2017
Lily Legacy Zier Pilot Project for Bucket Drumming
Sharbot Lake,Central Frontenac Township

August 19, 2017
Magoo – workshop/performance
Parham Fairgrounds, Parham

August 24, 2017
Eight musicians perform
Kingston Night Market, Kingston Memorial Centre

September 22, 2017
Meghan Robinson, Wider Circles
Drummond Central Public School, Perth

October 6, 2017
Corin Raymond Concert
Snow Road Village Community Centre

October 6, 2017
Celtic Rathscallions tin whistle and ukulele workshop
Clarendon Central Public School, Plevna

October, 2017
Leo Brooks Bucket Drumming Workshop
Naismith Memorial PS, Almonte, ON

November 29, 2017
Jeremy Fisher concert/question and answer session
Rideau Heights Public School, Kingston, ON

December, 2017
Music Lessons Bursary
Madoc Township Public School, Madoc, ON

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