World’s Largest Concert, 25 years and counting!

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Kids Singing
Sing along with us!

This year marks a milestone as the Music Educators National Conference sponsors its twenty-fifth “World’s Largest Concert.”  Over six million teachers, students and members of the music community will participate in this year’s concert.   The concert is a marquis event of Music in Our Schools Month celebrations. 

Participating students sing along with schools across the country, led by hostess Florence Henderson, famous for her role in “The Brady Bunch.”  Henderson is a well-known music advocate.  She joined basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at MENC’s Rally for Music Education held last June in Washington, D.C., where both communicated the importance of music education to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. 

The World’s Largest Concert highlights the universal appeal of music.  Not only does the event give students a chance to participate in an event that brings their school together, but it brings them together with kids across the country.   The inclusive nature of music is just one of the many things we celebrate this month.  Congratulations MENC, on providing a platform for the celebration!

Kathy Fernandes
Kathy Fernandes is Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for J.W. Pepper. With her background as a school band director, studio teacher, and ongoing experiences as a flutist and mother of three musicians, Kathy is immersed in music. She continues to be involved in education by teaching middle school-aged students at her church and also serves on its Pastoral Council. Kathy advocates for a healthy musical culture by serving on the Board of the Music Publishers Association of the United States, as an industry representative for the American Choral Directors Association and through participation on the Corporate Advisory Council for the National Association for Music Education and the Support Music Coalition. Kathy is Secretary of Corporation for J.W. Pepper’s Board of Directors, is a Forbes Communication Council member, and is a former member of the Key Executive Group for the greater Philadelphia area.

1 COMMENT

  1. Like I mentioned in my survey I took from the WLC survey, I really miss not seeing the program on PBS. I purchased the DVD last year and it just was not the same program that you have had on PBS.

    Therefore, I did not participate this year. Sorry

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