JUNO Award winning band Hedley joined MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, in Vancouver to celebrate The Hot Topic Foundation’s ongoing support of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School students were surprised by a special acoustic performance from Hedley, who then unveiled $10,000 worth of new instruments for the school’s music program.
The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides school music programs in need with musical instruments and equipment. The instruments provided through this program (awarded in $5,000 or $10,000 value allotments) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include everything from concert and jazz bands to rock band programs. To date, the program has distributed nearly $8 million in instruments and equipment to hundreds of school music programs across Canada.