MUSIC OUTREACH SOCIETY
Music Outreach Society is a youth non-profit organization that was founded by local Point Grey Secondary students in Vancouver, Canada. The purpose of Music Outreach is to link the community through music and provide support for emerging youth musicians. On a completely volunteer basis, young musicians are given the chance to share their passion for music in our local community. Performances range from full Jazz Combos to incredible solo singing. Different groups have performed at Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Southview Terrace and at Sunny Hill Children’s Hospital. Aside from our MOS members, Music Outreach is always on the look out for passionate musicians and youths to be a part of our MOS concerts as well as our management and technology crew!
To bring the community together through the act of sharing music with others. As we all know, music is a language that everybody understands! MOS is also a place for musicians to network with each other and to build long lasting connections as well as friendships.
To raise money to help support music therapy and children who are unable to afford instruments/lessons.
To provide MOS performers and members with performing opportunities as well as the chance to build up confidence in their music performance.
In light of the global pandemic, the Music Outreach Society has transitioned to hosting online concerts for the community. Feel free to watch, listen, and share them with others!
Panorama Ridge Winter Concert
As Time Goes By - Acapella by Ethan Fong
Concerto for Bassoon and Piano, Gabriel Pierne played by Ethan Fong
Beethoven Sonata No 3 in C Major
Tan Dun Eight Memories in Watercolour
Gershwin Three Preludes
LOUIS BRIER HOME AND HOSPITAL
Vice President, Co-School Head
Ravi is an 11th grade student at St George’s School. He began his music passion with piano at the age of 7. After many years of an unfulfilling journey, he found the alto saxophone in grade 5 at Kerrisdale Elementary School. There he discovered his true passion. In grade 10, an opportunity opened up for Ravi to experiment with the baritone sax, and he pounced on it! He started playing with the school concert bands, as well as the jazz ensembles. Outside of music, Ravi is interested in current events and history. He nurtures this passion by leading two school clubs: The Amnesty International Club and a Book Club. When Ravi is not indulging in the arts, he plays competitive field hockey for the BC Provincial Team. Although he is passionate about hockey, advocacy and awareness, Ravi finds music to be his calmness… a way of connecting to an otherwise otherworldly part of himself. Through the Music Outreach Society Ravi hopes to bring happiness and courage to the community, in the form of music! Something he has been so privileged to have always had access to!
Arnav Modi is a student at St. George’s School. He is in grade 9. Arnav plays the French Horn in the concert band and in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. Arnav also plays some trumpet. He played piano for many years. Other than music, Arnav plays basketball. He is on the basketball team at school.
Callie is a grade 12 student at Handsworth Secondary School. She started to learn piano at the age of 6 and has been playing flute for 8 years. She also plays saxophone in jazz band and piccolo at school. In past years, playing in the BCMEA Wind Ensemble twice has allowed her to find a deeper passion for beauty in music. Her favourite hobbies are playing her instruments in free times and discovering new things. She is very excited to communicate with other people through music in MOS!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shanna founded the Music Outreach Society in 2009 because she wanted to share the joy and meaningful fulfillment she experienced sharing her love of music with others as a volunteer pianist at various senior homes during her childhood. She is grateful to everyone who supported and is supporting the growth of MOS to bring music into the lives of seniors, marginalized populations in the Downtown Eastside, handicapped children and more to foster connection and community. Shanna hopes that other youth can have the experiences of receiving a hug and request to learn how to play from the children, seeing a smile on the faces of an elderly couple when the band plays a jazz tune, and singing together with the ladies of the downtown eastside women’s centre have inspired because these experiences have inspired in her a lifelong desire to foster relationships with people of all ages and walks of life. Shanna is working hard towards her goal of becoming a healthcare provider to underserved populations while balancing her studies at the University of British Columbia, starting a vision health philanthropy club, volunteering, research, teaching younger students, playwriting, blogging for UBC, healthy living and spending time with the important people in her life. If you’d like to get in contact, email Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Leung is a classically-trained pianist who yearns to share his enjoyment of music with others. As a past executive, Jeffrey worked as an assistant organiser and social media coordinator with Music Outreach Society. His responsibilities included correspondence with members during recruitment and events and maintenance of the records of performers and club activities. He is currently studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.