Music is in the air for Hamilton children with the return of the popular Jazz in the Hubs concerts for elementary school children in inner-city neighbourhoods in late April and early May.
The performances take place at the following schools: Friday, April 29th – Queen Mary Elementary School; Monday, May 2nd – Dr. J. Edgar Davey Elementary School; Tuesday, May 3rd – Cathy Wever Elementary School; Wednesday, May 4th – King George Elementary School
Featuring the Mohawk College Student Big Band, Mohawk College Faculty, and members of the Hamilton Music Collective (HMC), the series includes two interactive 30-minute performances per school during which elementary school children are introduced to various jazz orchestra instruments. Each performance is then followed by a 45-mimute ‘Meet the Instrument’ session giving children the opportunity to try out instruments of their choice.
Said Astrid Hepner, chairperson of the Hamilton Music Collective, “This year we are pleased to have Mohawk College as the Jazz in the Hubs sponsor. The Jazz in the Hubs initiative is part of the HMC’s educational mandate to give young children the opportunity to experience live music, introduce them to musical instruments and to give them the opportunity to play the instruments.”