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BECAUSE there’s nothing like a child sitting on the edge of their seat, mesmerized as they watch their first live concert.


Announcing: Our 2016-17 School Concerts Program

All concerts at the Centre In The Square!

Please note: there is a nominal charge of $3 + HST (total $3.39)/attendee for this year's program. The cost of delivering this program is substantial and funding from outside sources only covers a very small portion. Some exemptions will be considered (please email

These impressive School Concerts Program provide music education in the classroom and concert hall by supporting teachers with classroom resources, KWS musician visits and an engaging concert presentation that ties to the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. Our comprehensive program was delivered to over 13,600 school children across our region last school year alone.

Grades 4 - 6


A programme from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute for Grades 4 - 6

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

This concert invites active participation from classes via soprano recorder or singing alongside the KW Symphony to several of the pieces. Preparatory guides are supplied to all participating teachers and students well in advance to help you facilitate the best learning experience possible!

This concert also includes a personal visit to your classroom by a KWS musician!  Enjoy a 45 minute presentation including musical performance on their instrument, expert knowledge on the musical concepts of the concert, and give your students a real connection to our enthusiastic performers!

April 25, 2017, 10:15 -11:00 am (limited seating available) and 12:45 -1:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

April 26, 2017, 10:15 -11:00 am and 12:45 -1:30 pm (limited seating available)

This concert offers the opportunity (optional) for students to perform on recorders with the KWS from the audience! Excellent Yamaha recorders can be obtained by teachers at a discount price from Long & McQuade - contact for details.

To book your class, you may fill in our the form ONLINE.

PAYMENT DETAILS: there is a small fee of $3 + HST per ticket (total = $3.39), payable prior to the concert. Students with a CNIB or PAL card may have a support person attend free of charge. All cheques should be made out to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and sent to:

Debbie Boomer
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
36 King St W
Kitchener, ON N2G1A3

*Please include the invoice number with your cheque. This number can be found at the top of your form confirmation.

After you are registered, the Teachers Activity Guide will be delivered in person, not electronically. Please indicate on the Booking Form how many Guides you require.

Did you know that the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery can accept some student tours before or after our school concerts? Contact KW|AG for more information!


The KWS provides extensive supplementary materials to assist teacher preparation prior to the concert experience. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide will be available to download. It includes information about the KWS, details about the concert, class activities, suggested listening and suggested reading.


"What Can Music Do?" Teachers' Activity Guide

"The Four Elements of a Concert" Teachers' Activity Guide

"Music of Canada/Music of the World" Teachers' Activity Guide

A KWS musician will visit each participating school prior to their scheduled concert to connect with the students and give them a preview of the experience. Music docents are available to visit schools following the concert to complete the educational experience.

For more information please contact or 519.745.4711 x 390

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Please include: School (if applicable), Address, Phone Number.

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* The KWS School Concerts Program is generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.