March is Music In Our Schools Month®!
Every March, NAfME members and students celebrate Music In Our Schools Month® – a special time to raise awareness of the importance of school music programs in communities and to community leaders with concerts, music activities, lessons, and advocacy.
NAfME invites all Collegiate chapters to get involved this March by holding their own Music In Our Schools Month celebration.
Here are several ideas to get you started –
- Invite local school musicians to participate in a “Side-by-side” ensemble concert, with school musicians performing alongside Collegiate musicians
- Offer a concert of a multi-generational ensemble in the community to show the long-lasting benefits of music education, with MIOSM logos on promotional materials and programs
- Music teacher appreciation awards event – invite all local schools to submit nominations, and ask local politicians/school board members to present awards
- Adopt a local school to help teach the music for “The Concert for Music In Our Schools Month,” assist with ensemble sectional rehearsals
All Collegiate MIOSM projects can be submitted for consideration in the 2016 Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Award program!
And please let us know what you’re doing for Music In Our Schools Month! We’d love to share it with the entire membership. Send photos, videos, stories to us now and throughout the month of March. You can also share that on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MIOSM2016.