August 31, 2014

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March is designated "Music In Our Schools Month" by NAfME

Keitin and Eric play with boom whackers. They are lightweight, hollow, color-coded plastic tubes that are tuned to musical pitches by length.

March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.