March is National Association for Music Education’s Music In Our Schools Month, an annual celebration which, according to NAFME, “engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.”
The National Education Association provides some useful teacher resources in the form of lesson plans but I’m curious to know what your group is up to for #MIOSM2016.
I know one of my clients, Venture Platform user Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, has a terrific page dedicated to the event explaining what the event is all about, providing a listing of their related events, and some very nice advocacy resources in the form of downloadable letters of support patrons can customize and send to their respective school districts. They provide links for finding local elected officials along with additional resources for current music education legislation. There’s also a section highlighting their musicians who also work as school music teachers.
I’m curious to know what your group is up to.
Take a moment to leave details in the comments and be sure to leave links to your organization’s efforts.