NATIONAL MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
Recognizing all the benefits of music education, National Music in Our Schools Month encourages support of the educators, students, and programs that make the all the concerts and performances possible.
Music does more than gets the toes tapping or lift spirits. It stimulates the brain and studies show it improves all areas of academia. Whether through a chorus or band, students reap a great many rewards.
Encourage your children to participate in music classes in school. Whether they play an instrument in the band or sing in the choir, they will benefit from the ability to read and play music. Being a part of a performance and learning historical significance of music has its benefits, as well. Sharing music with others brings joy not only to the musicians but to the concert goers. Who doesn’t enjoy a rousing concert in the park or an inspired solo?
HOW TO OBSERVE
There are several ways to support your children and your schools:
- Volunteer – If you play an instrument, offer to demonstrate for a class. Your talent will add diversity to what is often a limited number of instruments and styles of music.
- Donate – Music programs in schools are on the decline. Support music programs through donations.
- Be heard – Let your schools know you support music programs. Make sure they know it’s important to you and your children.
- Show up – Attend concerts, meetings, and programs. The more informed you are, the more you are able to support music programs and your children.
- Share – Spread the word about your child’s music program. The more people who attend, the more people are supporting music in your schools!
Play music. Support music. Learn more about music. Use #MusicInspires and #MusicInOurSchools to share on social media.
National Music in Our Schools began in New York in 1973 and is supported by the National Association of Music.
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