We encourage everyone to perform the anthem as part of your Music Monday celebration. In doing so, you will be joining forces with hundreds of thousands of Canadians as we raise our voices and instruments in support of music education. If you ensemble isn’t able to perform the piece, consider incorporating the anthem in a different way. You could play the music video as participants enter the space, or sing along with the audio recording for a more casual “performance.” You can also view a livestream of our Ottawa event at the National Arts Centre, and sing along with the massed choir at 12:30 EDT. While anthem use isn’t mandatory, we encourage it whenever possible, as this shared experience contributes to a feeling of unity and community.