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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 2015-16 School Concerts Program


All concerts at the Centre In The Square!

Please note: there is a nominal charge of $3/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 1 - 3


Canada’s music is presented with that from different cultures around the world in this musical travelogue. Learn how music, the universal language, connects and distinguishes groups of people. The concert includes music from a variety of national origins including French-Canadian, Chinese and Hungarian folk songs. This concert connects to the social studies curriculum.

This concert also includes a classroom visit by a KWS musician who will give a personal connection to your students and enhance your class preparation.

To book your class, you may fill in our the form ONLINE. Note: there is a small fee of $3 per ticket, payable prior to the concert.

January 19, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 am - and 1:00 - 2:00 pm

January 20, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 am - and 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Grades 4 - 6


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

By any definition, music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. When an orchestra plays for us, we may notice more than one kind of movement. On the outside, we can hear sounds move as the musicians change their pitches, rhythms, and dynamics. We can see the musicians’ bodies move as they play. On the inside, we may feel our emotions moving and changing in response to the music we hear. Sometimes music might even create a sense of physical movement as sounds become heavier or lighter, rise up or tumble down. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra moves.

Includes basic soprano recorder techniques and repertoire selections, plus listening, analysis, performance, creative projects, and experiential activities. This concert also includes a classroom visit by a KWS musician.

April 12, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 am- and 1:00 - 2:00 pm

April 13, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 am- and 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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. Note: there is a small fee of $3 per ticket, payable prior to the concert.

Please note that the Teachers Activity Guide will not be delivered electronically for this concert. They will be delivered in person. 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.