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At Sistema Toronto, donor support is critical.

Your investment allows Sistema students to play real instruments, receive instruction with professional musicians, eat a healthy snack every day, and benefit from a community of support.

Play Your Part
275 students in
3 priority neighbourhoods
receive 10 hours per week of instruction
every week for 37 weeks.
No auditions. No barriers. No cost.

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ICYMI: our #SistemaParkdale Senior Orchestra blew us away with their performance of “Rosin Eating Zombies From Outer Space” 🧟‍♂️ at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. Their first ever festival performance earned them a GOLD and an invitation to the MusicFest national festival 😁 This group has worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of excellence and we are so proud of their amazing work and effort! 🥇🏆👏🏽 #hardworkpaysoff #goforgold #dreambigOur #sistemascarborough string quartet is supporting Alabaster Gates Children’s Charity tonight at their fundraising event #communityservice #givebackICYMI: here’s our talented #SistemaYorkwoods senior orchestra performing “Happy” at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. They earned a silver at their festival debut, and performed among mainly high school groups. Amazing work Yorkwoods, we’re so proud of you!! 🥈🏆😁 #grit #hardwork #dreambigHow is what we say online different than what we say in person? How can we use technology help us communicate with others? How does it prevent us from good communication? Thank you to @torontofdn and @dgctalent for supporting our #ProductionAndMedia class so we can explore these questions! 📲💻🧐 #medialiteracy #onlinekids #communication #communicationmonthICYMI: here’s our #SistemaScarborough Senior Orchestra performing at the @ontariostringsassociation Orchestra Festival last week. They earned a silver for their first ever festival performance and we are so proud of them! 🥈💪🏽 #workhard #doyourbest #accomplishgreatnessApril is Communication month! We’ll be talking about non-verbal communication, consent, self-advocacy, and conflict resolution to hone our communication skills 🗣😳🤨😎 #socialliteracy #learnbydoing #experientiallearningWith all of the recent performances for #RomaDay, #SistemaSpiritGala, #OSA Festival and more, were feeling extra grateful for @beanfieldmetroconnect and @retrofitpilates for sponsoring our students’ performance t-shirts! Their sponsorship means our students get to look as good as they sound when they share their hard work with their community. Thank you! 🧡We have so enjoyed working with acclaimed Roma musician Micheal Butch this spring and we were thrilled to join him on stage on Sunday in celebration of #internationalromaday2019 Thank you Micheal for teaching us about Roma music and for inspiring passion in our performance! #community #romamusic #culteralliteracyThank you to everyone who attended the #SistemaSpiritGala yesterday! We were so amazed by how many people showed their support for our program. Thank you to Neil Brathwaite and the Caribbean Jazz Collective, Ruth Mathiang & Waleed Abdulhamid, @fayandfluffy, @thespokeclub, the Parkdale Parent Committee, our awesome team of volunteers, and everyone who purchased tickets or silent auction items. Together, we raised over $17,000 to help bring more students into our program. .
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None of this would’ve been possible without our sponsors @udevelopments, @yamahacanmusic, Richardson GMP, @freshco_inc, @the_cooperators, @georgianbayspiritco, @hogtownbrewery, @notablelife and @moveableprint. .
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📸 Photos by Bobby Singh at @fohphotoToday’s the day! 🎉 We are blown away by how many people bought tickets to support Sistema Toronto and help us bring more students into our program! We can’t wait to see you tonight! If you don’t have tickets, don’t worry, you can pay at the door. 🎫 #SistemaSpiritGala #Countdown #Community
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Once again, thank you to our sponsors for helping make tonight possible - @yamahacanmusic, RichardsonGMP, @udevelopments, @freshco_inc and @the_cooperators 💜The #SistemaSpiritGala is TOMORROW! Just 1️⃣ more day! ✨Start celebrating with us tonight, when the #cntower will be lit up in Sistema colours.  Share your photos by using the hashtag #SistemaSpiritGala and we’ll post ours, too. You’ll also have the chance to bid on two tickets to the top of the tower at tomorrow’s silent auction. .
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Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. We have a few left and you can still get them with the link in our bio. If you miss online sales, we’ll have a few available at the door. See you tomorrow! 🎉 #countdown #25reasonsOnly ✨2✨ days until the #SistemaSpiritGala! We’ll be at @thespokeclub this Sunday for live music, food, drinks, and celebration to help bring more students into our program. Our program is all about #community - we use music education to help kids relate to one another, develop empathy, and become responsible citizens. By coming to the event on Sunday, you will help us welcome more kids into the program and support community development in #Parkdale, #Scarborough and #JaneFinch. Tickets are still available using the link in our bio. 🤜🤛#Countdown #25reasons✨3✨more days ‘til the #SistemaSpiritGala. Today’s reason to attend: our Nutrition Program. We provide a healthy snack to every Sistema student to start out our day. It helps them fuel up, evens the playing field for kids in food-insecure households, and builds community in our centres. By attending the event on Sunday, you not only help us teach kids to play music, but you’ll keep their bellies full too! There are still a few tickets left, so get them with the link in our bio. 🍎🥕🥑 #countdown #25reasons .
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📸: @jensquiresphotographer✨4✨days until #SistemaSpiritGala! By coming to the event, you help us bring more students into the program and offer them the opportunity to learn strings, choir, and PERCUSSION (+so much more). Learning to drum helps kids express themselves, become leaders in their ensembles, and develop their other musicianship skills. Tickets are still available #linkinbio 🥁🎶🏆#countdown #25reasons .
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📸: @jensquiresphotographerThere are only ✨5✨days until the #SistemaSpiritGala! By attending the event, you will help more kids find their voice as part of a Sistema choir. Choir helps our kiddos become well-rounded musicians, develop confidence and learn to collaborate. We hope to see you on this Sunday, April 7 at @thespokeclub !#linkinbio for tickets. 💛🗣🎶#Countdown #25reasons .
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📸: @momo_photo66There are only ✨6✨days until the #SistemaSpiritGala. Today’s reason to attend: your support means that we get to give more students the opportunity to learn a string instrument. 🎻 Our students take responsibility for their instrument and use focus, perseverance, and listening skills every day in strings class. Help us bring more students into our program by buying a ticket with the link in our bio. 🖤 #countdown #25reasons
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Thank you to our event sponsors Richardson GMP, @the_cooperators, @udevelopments, @freshco_inc and @yamahacanmusic for their support!
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