What is Sistema NB?

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Sistema NB is a free, daily, after-school program that will inspire children to achieve their full potential. Children will learn how to play an instrument and experience the joy of being part of an orchestra. Designed to be fun and engaging, children learn valuable life skills while at the same time grow musically.


A program of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Sistema NB is founded on a very simple concept - inspiring excellence through music.


Based on the revolutionary El Sistema (the System) program in Venezuela, the goal of Sistema NB is to inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential and to have a positive impact on their lives and society as a whole. It’s about helping to foster better citizens, while developing talented musicians.