The Glenn Gould Foundation congratulates Sistema New Brunswick on receiving a $1.84 million investment from the Province of New Brunswick to develop their program in four more communities across the province.

“Based on the success of its prototype program, Sistema New Brunswick is a wonderful program designed to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential and to acquire the values they need to grow and to have a positive impact in the society,” said Business New Brunswick Minister, Victor Boudreau.

In 2009, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra launched Sistema New Brunswick, opening its first children’s orchestra centre at Beaverbrook School in Moncton. A total of 50 students from Beaverbrook, Birchmount, Queen Elizabeth and Edith Cavell schools took part in the after-school program learning how to play music and gain other social skills in a co-operative, nurturing environment where personal qualities and achievement matter more than the quality of the music.

By 2014, Sistema New Brunswick aims to open four children's orchestra centres throughout the province operating in both official languages and engaging more than 500 children.

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