WATCH: Arkells Surprise Calgary Music Students With A Private Show & $5,000 Instrument Scholarship!
Oh boy, yesterday was rad.
I got the heads up that MusiCounts and Arkells were planning something really cool yesterday. So, I decided to pop by and watch it unfold. It all started a few months ago, when the students at Calgary Arts Academy entered a contest, to try and win themselves a musical instrument scholarship. For that contest, they put together a pretty impressive cover of Arkell's 'People's Champ':
Fast forward to yesterday, and the kids think they're about to perform the song for some members of the Calgary media. But that's when the surprise happened.
The kids LOVED it. And, it was really cool to see them so excited about music, and some great Canadian dudes in Arkells. The mayor showed up, too, helping give the kids a $5,000 Band Aid intrument scholarship.
Pretty amazing day in Calgary. Snuck in to the @CalgaryArtsAcad as they performed their 200 person rendition of People’s⚡️Champ. Together with mayor @nenshi, our friends at @musicounts surprised the school with $5,000 worth of musical equipment. Arkellz is for the children. pic.twitter.com/0uQgxhLk2A— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) February 7, 2019
Thank you to @arkellsmusic & @nenshi for joining us to surprise @CalgaryArtsAcad with their @MusiCounts Passion Prize - $5K of MusiCounts instruments & an amazing collaborative performance! Watch the magic 🎤🎸#MusiCounts #Arkells #MusicEducation #RallyCry pic.twitter.com/TRzyLHP4sO— MusiCounts (@MusiCounts) February 7, 2019
Like I said, yesterday was rad.