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March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) and Music In Our Schools Month means advocacy!

Music programs nationwide are in danger. State and local legislators are attempting to make up for funding shortfalls in this difficult economy by cutting education budgets, which can place school music at risk. Advocacy takes place on many fronts, and advocates for music education need to learn to speak to different audiences, each of whom has a key contribution to make. Now’s the time to get involved and do your part to ensure that America’s students have access to a comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators!

Advocacy Articles Videos
  • The Crestwood Chorus directed by Alice Real, the 5th Grade All-Virginia Chorus members and the Crestwood After School Theater (CAST), directed by Debra Lindsay, and the Lee High School Madrigals, directed by Kristan Sheppard (whose name was omitted from the video) traveled with us to Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, the home of our National Anthem, to record this video. http://musiced.nafme.org/concert/videos/the-star-spangled-banner
  • Congratulations to Manassas City Public Schools teachers Catherine Drummond, Matthew Harrison, Wendy Pierce, Margaret Everet, Chris Short, Laura Boyles, Stacey Rubach, and Patricia DiGiovine who performed together on Why We Sing. This song will also be featured in our AVEC concert on April 13th. http://musiced.nafme.org/concert/videos/why-we-sing

Music In Our Schools Month (NAfME)