Humility + Integrity + Passion = HIP ! This is our mantra. Humility - strive to be your best. We can always learn to do better. Integrity - Be there for me when I need you - I'll be there for you. Passion - love what you do - good music deserves your best.
Youth are exposed to quality music several hours per week, training to perform in many diverse venues. We learn the music of the Masters as well as some of our own Pop favourites. During daily rehearsals, we get "snack breaks" donated by volunteers. Graduates of the program volunteer their time to teach younger ones what they have learned through the El Sistema program.
Aside from the music, valuable life lessons are taught, building student's self-esteem, while generating pride of accomplishment.Parents tell us this has improved their childrens' lives.