Barrie Music Festival Association

GivingTuesday is a fantastic way to help the Barrie Music Festival Association continue to meet its mandate of creating performing opportunities for young musicians in our community. So many people ask the question....."Why do the arts matter?" Here's a statement from a non-artist that we think perfectly sums up why MUSIC MATTERS! “GE hires a lot of engineers. We want young people who can do more than add up a string of numbers and write a coherent sentence. They must be able to solve problems, communicate ideas and be sensitive to the world around them. Participation in the arts is one of the best ways to develop these abilities.” – Clifford V. Smith, President of the General Electric Foundation