Earlier this month, Sonic Democracy band members recognized Tahoe Canada for its ongoing support and financial contributions to the Timmins High and Vocational School youth music program TEMPO (Through Education and Entrepreneurship Music Provides Opportunity). The band of 23 musicians was formed through TEMPO, which provides students with unique, hands-on opportunities to learn about diverse aspects of the music industry including composition, performance and production marketing. The band launched its first album and kick-off concert last year, and is heading to Toronto in May to record a concept album titled “Crossroads & Dreamlands” which is scheduled for release on June 8th. Their newest album showcases the band’s hard work, creativity and collaboration with five emotional songs representing each of the five stages of grief. Sonic Democracy is hosting album release concerts on June 8th and 9th, and will perform at the Stars and Thunder music festival on June 26th.
“Music is a very important part of the culture of Timmins,” says Canadian CSR director Tom Laughren, who has attended every concert of Sonic Democracy. “This program is unique because not only do students learn music, they learn about business, and even more importantly, they build confidence. It doesn’t matter if it’s mining or music, it’s the talented, passionate, confident, and well-rounded people you want in your business.”
Sonic Democracy band members, pictured here with teacher Barry Promane, center, and Tahoe Resources’ Tom Laughren, are working on the songs for their latest album, Crossroads & Dreamlands. The cover art designed by a Sonic Democracy band member is projected above them.