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In Today’s News

February 11, 2013

Perpetual Music Fund and Lawrence High School

In the Kennebec Journal today, February 11, an article written by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling reviews a situation presently underway with a fund that was established in 1953 to support the band. Read the entire article by clicking here.

There is a great picture of Lawrence High School music educator Loren Fields included in the article.


Music in our Schools Month and Youth Art Month

February 11, 2013

Just around the corner

March is a great time to promote what you do so well – teach ARTS EDUCATION. I know, I know, many of you do that each and every day but during March an extra special effort could make a huge difference! So – what can you do? Start planning now, below are some suggestions! I am sure you have others. Please be sure and share them at the bottom of the post.

  • Link arms with other arts educators in your school district and put together a presentation for your March school board meeting
  • Host an evening for parents and have them experience what their sons and daughters do each day. Teach a beginning class and have them be the students.
  • Send home a special announcement listing the value of quality arts education programs and why the ARTS are essential!
  • Communicate with your colleagues and administrators about what you do in ARTS education
  • Establish an ongoing form of communication with parents – make it part of the school newsletter perhaps once a week or create your own for a once of month
  • Put an art display in the local bank, corner store, post office, town library or have your students perform in one of those locations where there is space
  • Collaborate with colleagues and do something “fun” with the arts at the heart of the event

NAfME has some great suggestions as well at

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