March 8, 2016
This March marks the 31st annual Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM) celebration! Beginning in 1973 as a single day of celebration in New York, MIOSM has since grown in popularity to span a full month and be recognized nationwide. This month, teachers and music educators across the country will celebrate the joys of incorporating music in the classroom, while promoting the benefits that high quality music education programs provide.
If you’re looking for a few ways to celebrate music in your school halls, here are some of our favorite ideas:
Compose a tune in the classroom. Discuss the poetry behind some of your students’ favorite songs. Then, let them write their own! Encourage them to use instruments or digital music creation tools, like GarageBand, to give their song some pzazz! Recording their performances makes for a great open school night presentation.
Purchase new instrument lockers. If your school already has a music education program in place, you’ll want to preserve it as best you can. Celebrate your students’ commitment to music by offering new and improved storage options to keep their instruments safe.
Make your hallways musical. Encourage teachers to spruce up their hallway bulletin boards with music related decor. They can spotlight student-written songs, or display favorite songs of students and faculty. In addition, consider playing some music over your school’s sound system each morning to start the day off the musical way.
Revamp your concert auditorium. Spring concerts will be here before you know it. Take this month to survey your auditorium and make sure your seating options are adequate. Having an inviting place for your students to perform will encourage musical participation.
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