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September Attribute is COURAGE.

I will stand up for my beliefs and principles and face challenges, fear and difficulty with fortitude.


Courage is demonstrated by people who stand up for what they believe in their heart to be the right thing to do, even when others don't support them and might try to convince them that they are wrong.

I WILL: continue to do what I know to be right, even when it would be easier to follow another path.

I WILL: ensure that my feeling of “I can” is stronger than my feeling of "I can't".

I WILL: take risks to do the right thing, even when it might challenge the attitudes and behaviour of others.


“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.”

Arthur Koestler

Print off our MONTHLY ATTRIBUTE card to use all year long.


2017 Music Alive Festival

February UPDATE

The full program for Music Alive 2017 will be available on the home page of the Music Alive website as of Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m.

 Please note the following:

1.  The schedule is very full -  we have a waiting list for changes;

2.  Please pay particular attention to your session's start and end times, since there are variations this year; and

3.  Special instructions will be sent to those applicants scheduled to perform at the following locations - Lincoln Alexander P.S., Richmond Green S. S. & Unionville Montessori Private School.  Please watch out for an email in this regard.

Looking forward to a fabulous festival again this year!

All the best! 

You should note the introduction this year of the "Christine Shaw Scholarship Award" for our high school students, details of which are outlined on the homepage and under the guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email inquiries.music@ yorkregionalive.com

Music Alive website: http://<http://www.yorkregionalive.com/Music>


We sincerely hope you and your students enjoyed Music Alive and please view the photo gallery below by Merk Photography.

Check the www.yorkregionalive.ca for more details.


MUSIC ALIVE comes to Character Community Foundation.

On behalf of the Character Community Foundation of York Region we would like to welcome the Music Alive family to the fold!
We are honoured to have been asked to take on this program that is now over twelve years old and runs as a York Region wide Music Festival.
Its inclusive nature involves Public, Catholic, Private Schools and community musicians and it is unique in that it is a non-competitive, educational festival that offers participants the opportunity to receive a rating based on international standards. Music encompasses and encourages many of the attributes we promote such as Perserverance, Initiative, Fairness, Inclusiveness, Respect and Responsibility.
Music Alive spans over a number of weeks beginning in early April and running to mid May and it involves well over 8500 musicians.
It is financially supported by the private sector, school boards and participants. Music Alive is administered by a committee of volunteers drawn from industry, the community and our schools.

Click here to visit the Music Alive Festival website for more information and registration.

In 2008 Music Alive became fully affiliated with MusicFest Canada.

The goals of Music Alive are.......
• to celebrate the joy of sharing musical experiences;
• to promote reciprocal learning from peers and colleagues;
• and to foster the growth of teachers and students in musicality and self-esteem.

We at the Character Community Foundation are thrilled that we can showcase Character Through the Arts with this wonderful festival and look forward to being involved in the coming year.

Karen Addison, Executive Director