b'Encore! In 2018-19, HRA offered a pilot Music Therapy program to more than 50 students with special needs. Due to the tremendous success of this pilot, Music Therapy will be offered again in 2019-20. HRA provides instruments free-of-charge, or at a reduced price, tosupportfamilies.HRAalsosupportsschoolsinneedby funding and/or lending equipment or resources (such as band and string instruments, Orff instruments, pianos, guitars, ukuleles, audio/visual equipment, sheet music and teacher resource books). Community Connections HRAbelievesstudentworkshouldbesharedwiththe community that makes HRCEs fine arts enhancements a reality. Wherever possible, HRA provides opportunities for students to show, present and perform their fine arts work publicly.HaveyoutraveledthroughtheHalifaxStanfield Airport during the holiday season? You may have heard HRA choirs and bands performing. Concerts and performances regularly take place in schools, churches, festivals, universities, television and radio. HRMsfineartscommunityhasmuchtoofferstudents. HRA is always looking to develop partnerships and connect schoolswithprofessionalfineartsorganizations.Special thankstoSymphonyNovaScotia,ArtsNovaScotia, Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia, Mermaid Theatre, DalhousieUniversity,AcadiaUniversityandthemany others who have shared expertise with HRCE students.5'