Monday, April 5, 2010
Keep Music In Our Schools
Although March was Music in Our Schools Month, the push to keep music and other performing arts alive should never be restricted to just 31 days. Music programs give students an outlet to hone their creative skills and nurture natural talents. Music not only provides education and discipline to students, which is a must these days, but is also enjoyable to those performing and listening.
Across the country, a number of organizations are in tune to keep music in our schools. Although the nation and many states are seeing financial strains on all sides, education should be one of the last cuts made and the first to receive funds. Organizations like VH1 - Save the Music, Music in Schools Today and MENC: The National Association for Music Education provide ways to donate time and money to make music and other performing arts mainstays in our schools.
Please take a moment to visit these sites, and your local schools to see what you can do to help.