I had written about this before. Margitta Krebs, the conductor of the Debut and Junior Orchestras of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra is retiring after 29 years. The VYSO has decided to honor her contribution to the organization with a bursary in her name to assist young VYSO musicians in need and we are wrapping up this fundraising campaign in early May.
The VYSO has four orchestras which go from age 8 to 22. I have found that adolescents in these formative years benefit tremendously from hard work, focus and discipline, whether it comes from sports or the kind of musical and orchestral training that comes from the VYSO.
You can find out more about the bursary here and you can contribute directly here. The VYSO is a registered charity and Canadian residents can get a tax receipt for contributions over $20.
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