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NAfME Member Dr. Myra Rhoden Named 2018 National Band Director of the Year

January 12, 2018

Dr. Myra Rhoden has been a music educator for 24 years, and currently serves as the Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chairperson at Fayette County High School. She oversees the Fayette County High School Band’s program, which consists of a competitive marching band and winter guard, three concert bands, a jazz band, and several chamber ensembles.

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Music Education and Final State ESSA Plans

December 14, 2017

The message was clear in the review of the first 13 state ESSA plan submissions, including the District of Columbia: advocacy by music and arts educators at the state level had been successful and music and arts education were found in several key areas of the plans, including 60% of those first round plans including music and arts within the accountability systems designed by the states under ESSA.

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