The Grand Theater helping kids march to their own beat

The Grand Theater in Canton is one of those establishments that brings back nostalgic memories for many residents. Old theaters often stand as reminders of a bygone era. In small towns they stand as reminders of a once booming little community, one that has faded as the years have gone by. The theaters closed doors, and broken down marquee signs, with decades old lettering, only reinforce the feeling of ruin. The communities where the old theaters have been salvaged and repurposed feel more alive. Luckily, the Grand Theater is one such place.
The Grand Arts Council in Canton was given the theater through a donation. They have worked very hard to restore the Grand, and keep it a part of our community. He restoration process is still in progress, but most of the work has been completed. The struggle the last few years has been figuring out how to put the space to use within our community. The idea of free music lessons seemed like a good fit, especially in a community where all formal music education had been cut from the local school. After a few years of trying to get the idea off the ground, progress has finally begun to take shape.


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