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Music Monday marked May 5

Jessica Campbell

Music Monday marks its 10th anniversary in Canada on May 5, and Cranbrook is taking part in the celebration.

More than 300 band students from Cranbrook's schools will gather at the Tamarack Mall, starting at 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 5, performing a variety of genres.

"It's always nice to perform for an audience," said Julie Ackerman, one of the organizers of the event. "The kids are all very excited and we would all love our community to come out and show their support for keeping music in the schools."

Music Monday is an annual event that brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate the gift of music in our lives. Studies have shown that students who participate in music activities also experience greater success in math, reading and science.

Ackerman said that the event is not a fundraiser. "This is an awareness of the music that is being performed and produced in these schools and we just want to show the public what's being created so that we don't ever lose it."

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