The Upper Canada College (UCC) music group staged a charity concert at the Academy for Performing Arts to raise funds for the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital and the Canadian International School. The event was a huge success, raising a total of $400,000. Of that, $200,000 was donated to the hospital so it could buy new equipment. The other half was donated to the capital fund of the Canadian International School and this will go towards expanding its educational programmes. UCC was founded in 1829 and it has enjoyed 167 years of excellence in all aspects of school life: academic, athletics and, above all, the arts. The music programme at Upper College has a distinguished history in both the performance and study of music. Many of Canada's most prominent musical figures have taught music at the college including such talents as Sir Earnest MacMillan and Arnold Walter, founders of the music degree programmes at the University of Toronto. The music programme flourished over the years and developed further when Dr Robert Mee took charge in the 1980s. Under his leadership, the UCC ensembles won many awards. Later the chairmanship of the Music Department went to Mark Hopkins. With the help of Tony Gomes, he has broadened the music programme.