Salute frontline workers on Music Monday

This Monday May 4, Delta School District’s students and teachers will join hundreds of thousands of children, youth, teachers, parents and community members across Canada for Music Monday.

North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary would usually host its final Night of Music to mark this event. Instead, due to the physical distancing requirements currently in place as a result of COVID-19, staff and students have decided to celebrate Music Monday by combining it with the 7 p.m. nightly salute to frontline workers, and are inviting everyone in the community to join them.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for as many Delta students, families and local musicians as possible to play the Music Monday 2020 anthem,Hymn to Freedom, from their windows, porches, yards and driveways in support of our local healthcare heroes and other frontline workers,” said Jill Sparrow-Ng, Music teacher at Seaquam Secondary.

Delta School District has officially registered for the Music Monday event. Anyone who is interested in participating can email Sparrow-Ng at for a copy of the music.

Music Monday is an annual event organized by The Coalition for Music Education in support of the importance of equitable access to quality music education for all students.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 4, Music Monday will be streamed on The Coalition for Music Education’s website, YouTube channeland Facebook page. The day-long broadcast will include a series of exciting regional broadcasts with: live performances, new music from Youth4Music Ambassadors, interactive activities for kids of all ages, messages from prominent Canadians, a specially curated Spotlight Celebration, highlighting favourite content from across the country, and an epic After-Party.

© Delta Optimist