Calling all NT Music grads! This year will mark the 75th annual Maytime Melodies. We will be celebrating by coordinating 4 alumni ensembles: Orchestra (conducted by Mike Ferguson), Choir (conducted by Camilla Rayman Bricknell), Concert (Symphonic) Band (conducted by Joel McNaughton), and Jazz (Stage) Band (conducted by Liz Monteith).
These ensembles will perform as part of the festivities on either May 11th or May 12th, 2023. Please register your interest using this google form: https://forms.gle/UwZ1NG1dkvjLsNdw9. Music will be sent in advance of the rehearsals. Rehearsal dates are subject to change but the day of the week should be consistent.
We hope you can spread the word and join us in what will be a wonderful event! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me (Leo Varahidis: firstname.lastname@example.org, Head of Music, NTCI) or your conductors if it is music/rehearsal specific. They will be reaching out to you in the new year with more information.
Article reprinted with permission from Graffiti, The Voice of NT.
The 2022 Juno Awards are fast approaching, and while I don’t know much about the nominees, I do know one thing: this year, North Toronto C.I. has a personal connection.
Emily D’Angelo, NT alum of 2012, is nominated for the 2022 Juno Awards in the Best Classical Album Award (Solo) category for her album enargeia, featuring newly-interpreted works from the 12th and 21st centuries.
This past February, NT student groups had the opportunity to request funds from the NT Foundation in the bi-annual Dragon’s Den. As part of our mandate, the NT foundation welcomes financial requests from student-led groups to help support the arts, athletics, and student well-being. Over the years, the Foundation has helped send students on outreach trips, supported in-school workshops and helped fund the annual Remembrance Day assembly.
Emily D’Angelo (‘12), has been nominated for a Juno Award in the Best Classical Album Award (Solo) category for her album “enargeia.” Although Emily played cello at NT, she pursued vocal music at university (also applying for the life sciences programs). Emily was featured in our 2016 Maytime Melodies concert as one of the soloists in Mozart’s Requiem.
There are a number of people who graced the halls of North Toronto, but never graduated from them. Farley Mowat and Keanu Reeves come to mind. And now, Michael Hoecht, who attended NT in the 2013-14 academic year.
What will be the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our collective mental health and social wellbeing — particularly that of our youth?
Join us for the NTCI Alumni Foundation’s Speaker Series event, “Mental Health and Wellness: Improving Outcomes”, featuring notable NTCI alumni making a difference in mental health, wellness, and social connectedness.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, the NT Foundation’s inaugural Speaker Series event in September raised $2,840 for the new Wellness Fund, which will help fund mental health resources for students to bolster the already fantastic support from the school’s dedicated guidance department.
After 18 months of the pandemic, which offered very little in the way of normal life for high school students, North Toronto is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With a return to some extra-curricular activities, clubs and sports, the school is certainly buzzing, albeit more quietly than usual, and NT students are getting back to the things they love.
In athletics, the girls field hockey team was back in action, with practices almost daily and a near perfect record in their games. Intramurals featured prominently as well, allowing students to play competitively amongst classmates in soccer and ultimate frisbee. The winter intramural season is starting up, with volleyball and badminton beginning in early December.
Welcome back to a new year of school at NT where lots of changes are taking place. Alongside the new schedules and the transition back to in-person classes, the NT community also has a new individual to give a delightful welcome to. Let NT warmly welcome Dr. Jane Lee, the first-ever female principal in the history of North Toronto C.I. With Mr. Mack retiring, Dr. Lee is stepping into the role and responsibilities of being NT’s principal. Previously Vice Principal of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in the North York district, Dr. Lee now joins the NT community with warm regards.
We pause on November 11th each year to remember. To mark the end of the First World War in 1918, and to honour the people who have served and continue to serve Canada in times of war, conflict, and peace.
The North Toronto Collegiate Institute Foundation has been operating in one form or another since 1972.
It started as a Project Fund and was revised in 1987 to become the NTCI Foundation following the seventy-fifth anniversary celebrations for the school.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Advisory Board made up of alumni, the school’s Principal, and two student representatives in their graduating year. The student reps are appointed by the Principal and provide valuable input on what is going on in the school and what matters to students. Three former student reps have been elected as full directors following their graduation. Two of those grads were key promoters of the first, successful Speakers Series event that was held in September.