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John Rutter: The Importance of Choir

Listen as composer John Rutter delves deeply into the importance of choir in all aspects of life.  He shares his own love of music...

Play Music, Age Well

There has been much research done on the cognitive benefits of musical activity during childhood;  a recent study conducted by the University of Kansas...
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Granting Three Wishes – The Schoener MusicMan Camp

A love of making music is ingrained in the culture of not only our nation, but the entire world. The evidence of that can...

How I Got Started In Marching Band

Looking back on my childhood  I realize how, in some form or fashion, music has always been an integral part of my life.   As things...

Music and the Brain

It’s no secret that taking part in musical activities has a significant positive effect on young people’s academic achievement. There are countless news stories...
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The Stars and Stripes Forever

Music is a natural accompaniment to enjoying the summer's bounty of good food, good times and patriotic celebrations.  Watch how some New England band members expressed their patriotism as they...

Celebrating Music in our Schools

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and this year we are celebrating with quotes from some of our close friends in the world...
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Wired For Music

Music exists within us all.  You don’t have to play cello in the symphony, sing tenor in the choir, or shred a mean guitar...

It’s Time to Celebrate Music in Our Schools!

What started as a single day of music advocacy by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) back in March of 1973 has grown...