Restore The Vancouver School Board Elementary Band and Strings program

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The Vancouver School Board Elementary Band and Strings program was cut in 2016.  The Board that was elected after the previous Board was fired was widely expected to restore this already curtailed program.  They did not.

Music is not real unless it is performed.  The benefits don't stay only with those learning instruments, but also with those students who hear and see their fellow students play.  It is a tangible experience to which to connect the learning of music.

Would you learn soccer only by reading and talking about it?  Imagine learning about soccer if you never saw a game nor ever kicked a ball.

I immediately ask that the Vancouver School Board Trustees restore Elementary Band and Strings to its pre 2016 cut level.  In addition, the VSB should put in a five-year plan to provide equitable access to Band, Strings and a Choral program across all Vancouver elementary schools.