MUSIC! Not Mischief is a Toronto and surrounding GTA Police-led youth outreach program partnering police officers with high school students
It's April 3rd and Rehearsals are under way all day! Initial Reports are Fantastic!
The Big Finale is Coming April 24th at The Mod Club!
Looks and Sounds like it's going to be A Night to Remember!
Will you be there?
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Officers mentor students as they learn to play the guitar in preparation for an end of season concert where students play on stage with a real rock band.
Now in its fifth year, MUSIC! Not Mischief has expanded to 16 schools in four police jurisdictions.
This year, the program will be delivered in 13 schools in Toronto as well as one in each of Oshawa, Hamilton and Niagara Falls
by their respective regional police services.
By virtue of this youth program being delivered in a multi-police agency partnership, MUSIC! Not Mischief is being heralded as the first Police/Youth program initiative to become a Joint Forces project. Historically, Police agencies come together in Joint Forces Operations (JFO) only during tragic events or crime series that extend beyond agency boundaries or resources.
The MUSIC! Not Mischief JFO is being celebrated as a unilaterally positive undertaking by its partner agencies.
Here's what happens to make this possible
Toronto and GTA Police Officers volunteer their time and musical talents to meet with students at their schools to teach them how to play guitar.
Carparelli Guitars provide instruments for the students to learn with. The students will be using a Carparelli Arco F1 guitar. An extremely versatile instrument for players of all ages and skill levels. We're sure they will be impressed by the comfort, feel, sound and overall great looks of these guitars.
The kids and cops have a great time through the shared musical experience. A Live Finale Concert happens at The Mod Club where the students play with Rock Bands Trace Nine and Little Sunday. They are judged by a panel of music industry experts. One finalist will be selected as the Year 5 winner and will receive a Carparelli guitar. Everyone has a great time!
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Succes is achieved because our friends make sure of it! Musci! Not Mischief Thanks all of our supporters and Volunteers!
Tyler McGill (T-LAR) Memorial Benefit Concert
Tyler McGill was a 22 year old musician and guitar player who was murdered in the summer of 2007. His Family and friends hold an annual concert to pay tribute to Tyler's life and memory. In years passed, the Tyler Memorial Benefit (TMMB) has raised over $20 000 for ProAction and Music! Not Mischief.
It is an event not to be missed. We Continue to be proud and yet humbled to work with the excellent folks of the TMMB.
Welcome to Our New Funding Sponsor
"MUSIC! Not Mischief is exclusively funded by
HSBC through ProAction Cops & Kids"