All Grade Fours Attend the Symphony!
We believe that children are an integral part of a thriving arts organization and a creative community.
Our goal is to engage and excite children and youth, by the magic that they will experience, when 50+ musicians perform together on stage. A great amount of creative time and energy is placed on the Symphony’s education and outreach programs and our aim is to offer as many arts experiences for students as possible!
Education Shows allow ALL Grade 4 students, their teachers and chaperones an opportunity to hear a LIVE symphony performance. The Vancouver Island Symphony has partnered with School Districts #68 (Ladysmith-Nanaimo) and #71 (Comox Valley) to allow 1500+ Grade 4 students to attend the Education Show starring a special guest artist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, under the direction of conductor Pierre Simard and the VIS Children's Choir. The VI Symphony must raise $42,000 to produce these shows each year.