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Rainbow Schools host community concert in support of Joan Mantle Music Trust

The Sudbury Secondary School Sheridan Auditorium will come alive with the sound of music on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 pm.

Sudbury Secondary School and Princess Anne Public School are joining together to present “A Holi-Yay Extravaganza” in support of the Joan Mantle Music Trust.

This concert of Christmas and holiday music will feature a number of groups from Sudbury Secondary School, including the Mega Concert Band, the Senior Jazz group “The Flavourz”, the Saxophone Ensemble, the Senior Vocal Class and “The Northern Lights” Choir.

Special guests from Princess Anne Public School include the Grade 7/8 Class and the Grade 8 Class.

The audience can expect a variety of styles and genres of music from the talented students under the direction of music teachers Stéphane Ostrander, Mitch McIntyre and Scott Mitchell.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.

The schools participating in the concert will receive funds for new instruments from the Joan Mantle Music Trust in the 2019-2020 school year. Sudbury Secondary School, like all Rainbow secondary schools, has received three rounds of funding to date.

Sudbury Secondary School is located at 154 College Street in Sudbury.


The Joan Mantle Music Trust was established in the fall of 2008 to help refresh, modernize and revitalize school music programs in the Rainbow District School Board. The Trust allocates funding for musical instruments and equipment to schools on a rotating basis. The Trust also accepts donations of new and used musical instruments. This ensures that there is an ongoing improvement in the condition of musical equipment throughout the Board, allowing for students to achieve more in their musical studies together.

Joan Mantle dedicated many years to music education in Rainbow Schools. She passed away on June 9, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

The Rainbow District School Board provides students with opportunities to increase their musical literacy and develop their creative and critical thinking skills by engaging them in activities that lead them to learn in, about and through music. Musical literacy is the ability to read, write, create and perform music, as well as analyze, interpret and appreciate music from a variety of cultures and historical periods.

Learning in, about and through music is part of a well-rounded education that reinforces academic skills and nurtures life skills. Participating in musical activities also improve self-esteem and confidence and promotes teamwork and an overall appreciation of the arts.


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705.674.3171 ext. 7217