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Community Outreach

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Community Concerts

The KWS will be providing FREE Community Concerts in various locations throughout the Region January 7th - 9th. Concert dates and time are below.

January 7, 2014 - 7 pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library, Main Branch, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener N2H 2H1
Parking Information: Paid parking is available in the underground lot off of Queen Street ($2 per hour and $1.55 for each ½ hour thereafter) . There is free street parking after 6 PM on Ahrens and Roy Street.

January 8, 2014 - 2 pm
Location: Terrace on the Square, 100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo N2L 1X5
Parking Information: You are invited to park in the staff lot (across the street from the building on Caroline Street). There is also parking on the street between their driveway and the Erb and Good Funeral Home

January 8, 2014 - 7 pm
Location: Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Synder Ave. South, Elmira N3B 1Y9
Parking Information: Anywhere in the parking lot that is off of Synder Ave.

January 9, 2014 - 1:20 pm
Location: Eastwood Collegiate Institute, 760 Weber Street East Kitchener N2H 1H6
Parking Information: You can park in the Schwaben Club parking lot (right across the street from Eastwood). Enter the school through the front doors.

January 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Location: Langs, 1145 Concession Road Cambridge N3H 4L5
Parking Information: Park in either of the 2 lots which are located on both sides of the building


Bridge to Music

Starting in the 2012/13 Season, the KWS began offering a new program, Bridge to Music. This program is open to students ages 8 – 13 and will provide subsidized music lessons and instrument loans on standard orchestral instruments. Music instruction may be scheduled as group or private lessons. This program will connect students to teachers within the KWS. Lessons could take place in established private studios, at the Conrad Centre or any other location arranged between students and teachers. Resources beyond music lessons,
including performance opportunities, concert tickets, access to events such as masterclasses and workshops will be offered to students.

Criteria for Eligibility: Parents will be required to complete an application form and to demonstrate current gross household income. Eligible students and families would be invited to attend an informational interview to learn more about the program to determine fit. This could include a "My First Music Lesson" component to find the right instrument for the student.



KWS in our Community

Throughout the year, you will find ensembles from the KWS performing free concerts and giving mini music lessons in retirement communities, nursing care facilities, schools, libraries, city halls, at outdoor venues, soup kitchens, health care facilities, summer events and so on.


When they're not rehearsing or performing, most KWS musicians mentor young musicians through private teaching studios, conservatories, music schools and universities. Our musicians love bringing their music to all members of our community.

(Multicultural Festival 2012 photo courtesy KW|AG)



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