One of many reasons why Basinview School in such a great school in Bedford Nova Scotia is because their music program and its teacher, Mrs. Carol Coutts.
Her passion: music, kids and making a connection is what's making a music program like no other in the area. Her latest accomplishment was a project to raise funds to build an accessible outdoor play area and learning space for the community. Together with music producer Keith Mullins and the Basinview School choir of 500 children, recorded an album called Basinview Rocks.
Artists involved in the Cd project include David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Meagan Smith, Willie Stratton, Jeremy Fisher, Keith Mullins, Thom Swift, Hawksley Workman, and Ashley Moffat. You can hear some songs on their You Tube Channel.
Basinview Rocks 'Music is Our Playground' had even been nominated for an ECMA!! The East Coast Music Awards held in Charlottetown, PEI , April 3-6 and the choir was invited to perform at the Children's Showcase on April 5 with David Myles. What an experience for the kids and an awesome accomplishment for both the children and Mrs. Carol Coutts. Yes, I'm a proud parent whose children attend Basinview School but they aren't part of the choir... yet.
Here are just a few links to highlight their some of their experiences:
Read the article in The Chronicle Herald.
Watch them on : CBC Evening News.
Be sure to LIKE Basinview Rocks on Facebook.
OH, AND!! If that wasn't enough, the choir worked with the producer for Basinview Rocks, Keith Mullins to write a song to submit for "CBC's Hockey Song Contest." The song that made it to the short list but didn't win was called "Pump It Up."
Now you know why I feel Basinview School is one of several great schools in Bedford Nova Scotia.