Trees at IKEA benefit Coastal!

Last night a tough crew of Coastal Sound supporters, including a crew from Trinity Power, unloaded 800 fragrant Christmas Trees- Balsam, Grand Fir and Douglas Fir- to get our tree lot ready for the first customers today.

Every tree sold at the lot benefits Coastal Sound programs, and earns you a $20 coupon at IKEA- it’s like getting a free tree, while helping the choir.

And if you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to work at a tree lot, contact us and we’ll set you up with a shift!

A Letter from Robyn, Excutive Director

There have been a lot of changes around Coastal Sound this season and we are looking to more exciting events for the holiday season.

I have enjoyed meeting many of the members in my time as Executive Director. As many of you know, since starting with Coastal Sound Music in February I have welcomed to my family, my wonderful son Jasper. In the last month I have found that my focus needs to be on my family right now and so I unfortunately am resigning my position with Coastal Sound Music Academy. I have enjoyed every minute working with the artistic staff, board of directors and members. The board are truly a wonderful team and a great representation of the members who give Coastal Sound the heart that sets this organization above all other Music training groups. The Artistic Team of top notch, skilled and caring music professionals has been a true joy to work with and I will be sad to leave this team. However my calling is to be a full time mom for now, and I hope make Coastal Sound a part of our lives in the coming years.

I will be continuing in this position untilĀ  my successor is selected and I will ensure a seamless transition with that person. I am confident that the new Executive Director will be a wonderful addition to the Coastal Sound Team and you will have a pleasure welcoming him or her into the organization. Please be assured that there will not be any changes to your registration or the level of service we provide in this transition. This is a great time for our art and cultural community and I am excited to watch the magic that Coastal Sound Music programs create.


Robyn Stewart

Youth Choir travel update

As of 10:23 am in Edmonton:

Youth Choir is checking out and will be leaving the city at 1pm to get a jump start on the road home. At this point, we are monitoring road conditions vigilantly, and will post Youth Choir travel updates here as often as we can.

At this time, estimated arrival time at drop off locations is still as posted in the itinerary. (6am at Maple Ridge Secondary)

Trees, choirs, and YOU

What do Christmas Trees, Coastal Sound and IKEA all have in common? For the third year in a row, volunteers from Coastal Sound Music, their friends and families, have run the Christmas Tree lot at IKEA Coquitlam. For this, Coastal Sound is able to fund many singers through our bursary program, so that no singer is ever denied access to our programs because of financial need.

If you can help us out by volunteering at the tree lot, please contact us at

It’s fun, festive and very fragrant!