Anglophone East School District partnered with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra to develop the first Sistema NB centre at Beaverbrook School in October 2009.
Based on the revolutionary El Sistema (the System) program in Venezuela, the goal of Sistema NB is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential and to have a positive impact on their lives and society as a whole. It’s about helping to foster better citizens, while developing talented musicians. It’s about inspiring excellence through music.
Sistema NB is a free daily after-school program that inspires children to achieve their full potential. They learn how to play an instrument and experience the joy of being part of an orchestra. Designed to be fun and engaging, Sistema helps children develop as individuals, learning valuable life skills while at the same time growing musically. Not only do students learn to play with precision and poise, they also develop discipline, self-confidence and improved self esteem.
The NBYO has also expanded to include Moncton, Richibucto, Saint John and Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick.
For more information, you can contact the NBYO at (506) 854-9949.