School able to purchase a Vibraphone
Cumberland City Councillor and amateur arts champion Stephen Blais has donated $4000 to Gisèle-Lalonde High School to advance their arts and musical talent class. This donation has enabled the school to purchase a vibraphone for its students.
“A successful and flourishing arts program is one of the greatest treasures we can give to children”, stated Councillor Blais. “I am pleased to help another school contribute to the rich and diverse arts community in Orléans.”
The Vibraphone, similar in shape to a xylophone, was invented in about 1920 and became common in dance bands and as a prominent jazz instrument. In essence, a vibraphone is an electronic musical instrument which has metal bars that you hit with small wooden hammers to play notes and which has a motor that makes the notes vibrate.