Do you remember the first time you played an instrument? Perhaps you recall the off-key screeches from blowing into the recorder in elementary school. Or maybe you down at the piano with your parents to learn “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” And it’s even possible you chose to join middle school choir so you could sing your heart out to your Broadway favorites.
The Music Achievement Council Announces November 15th as the Inaugural “First Performance National Day of Celebration”August 22, 2018
The Music Achievement Council (MAC) has announced November 15th as the inaugural First Performance National Day of Celebration (FPNDoC) to celebrate, honor and encourage the early achievements of music students across the United States. The innovative program provides a platform for budding musicians to showcase their newly-acquired musical skills in a public venue within the first 6-7 weeks of school to encourage continued engagement in music, as well as to rally parents, the community and the school at-large in support of the music program.
With less than a month until the start of The 2018 NAMM Show, The NAMM Campus is set to come alive with a variety of performances at night, on The NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage. On Thurs., The NAMM Foundation Celebration of Music Education will celebrate the advocacy and dedication of NAMM members with a performance from indie/pop rockers, OK Go.
The Music Achievement Council, an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, has compiled tips to better inform the community about the purpose, structure and achievements of school music programs.
The Best Communities for Music Education survey acknowledges schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education.
On May 22, 2017, NAMM members participated in a Day of Service, as part of the 2017 NAMM Music Education Advocacy D.C. Fly-In, by coaching students and making music at Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C.
Source: NAMM Foundation