Children across continent to perform song simultaneously

Children at more than 1,700 schools — from gritty New Orleans to the wilds of British Columbia — unite in music today, when for a single moment across time zones they will all perform the same song.

Singers, violinists, drummers and other young music-makers will launch into “I Wanna Play,” a song by country music star Aaron Tippin, at 1 p.m. EDT.

The seventh annual “Music Monday” is orchestrated to applaud the benefits of music education, from cultivating acceptance of others to increasing hand-eye coordination, said sponsors National Association of Music Merchants and the Coalition of Music Education.

From young special-needs crooners to polished conservatory musicians, “Music Monday” will include musicians of all levels, said coalition executive director Ingrid Whyte.

“‘Music Monday’ gives everyone an opportunity to be heard.” said Whyte. “It allows them to be part of something big.”



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