Parents and students in Greater Victoria wasted no time putting together petitions and protests against proposed cuts to music programs.
SD61, the Greater Victoria School District, is dealing with a $7-million deficit, and a draft budget for the district includes cuts to elementary and middle school music programs.
Students led a protest in front of Lansdowne Middle School Monday. Grace Bateman, a Grade 6 student who was part of the protest, said around 50 students showed up. Students held handmade signs and some of the string players put on