Casino Regina donated new violins to school
Life without music is dull, silent and gloomy.
Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) knows this and so, they created a program called “Strings for Change” which aims to bring music education to different schools. It was formed in 2013 and has since reach out to 7,000 students each year.
To support this cause, Casino Regina announced they would be donating $40,000 worth of violin to the program which will then be distributed to Arcola School in Regina. They presented the violins to Grade two students of the school last Tuesday.
The students go to weekly sessions with RSO violinist (Get to know about the group at: http://reginasymphony.com/). They focus on studying rhythm, music history and violin lessons. By the time the students turn Grade 2, they already had been playing violin for one year.
Nancy Heppner, Minister Responsible for SaskGaming, said:
“This donation will help the RSO continue to inspire these students’ love of learning through music, improving educational outcomes and strengthening community.”