Music Monday, an initiative of the Coalition For Music Education in Canada, is a very special demonstration of our love of music in our lives and in our schools. On the first Monday of May each year, students and teachers take their music programs outside into the open air of their school grounds or into their communities, to perform a short concert. There are outdoor concerts right across the country from the elementary level right through to secondary schools – some small celebrations, some large. Some will perform on their own; others will collaborate with local schools and organizations. Many community and professional organizations and ensembles are also involved, along with musicians and artists across the country.
Music Monday coincides with the opening day of the Dufferin Youth Festival of the Arts.