Bandology is a Halton-based non-profit dedicated to bringing more music to more kids in our community. Only weeks ago, in the Halton region, there were protests against drag performances. Being an active ally and providing support for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is as important now as it ever has been, and Bandology strives to be a group which supports and advocates for the entire community. Drag is an art form just like any other, one that allows those who perform to be uniquely and unapologetically themselves. These kinds of performances align with our own mission to inspire youth to express themselves through music.
As an arts-based organization with programming geared towards children and youth, we understand how important it is that we remain a safe and inclusive space for all students who attend our workshops, perform gigs with us or join us at Band Camp. We remain dedicated to providing these safe spaces year-round, as every child deserves to be themselves without fear of judgment or being excluded. Bandology also continues to remain focused on being an equal rights employer with an inclusive workplace for all. This has been and will continue to be an important part of our mandate.
Music is a universal language and every student should have the chance to be involved in this art that will provide them with tools to be successful in whatever they pursue. As a part of our dedication to supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we have linked some resources below. We encourage everyone to take the time to educate themselves this month and throughout the year, so we can all be effective allies.