As our school year comes to a close, we want to congratulate you on embarking on what we hope is just one of many years of your child’s (and your own) musical journey.
Perhaps you were thinking that this year may be your last as part of our music program. Maybe you feel as if you “tried” music and now it’s time to move on. But before you make that rather drastic choice, we believe it’s important for you to understand some things your child experienced and learned this year through music — whether you know it or not. Additionally, we are asking you today to join hundreds of parents in this district –and thousands across this nation — in building our music parents’ association in order to come together and strengthen what we believe is an essential part of the core of our children’s education and our community.
We are not necessarily asking you to run bake sales or fundraisers, although we would appreciate if you choose to become involved in that way. We are asking you to be a part of something more enduring and powerful than that. We are asking you to be mindful of the power of music instruction in your children’s K-12 life and come together to form a grassroots movement which powerfully states that music education is a crucial component to your child’s education. Just to know that you are all behind us and will consistently advocate for what we do gives us comfort and strength during difficult times, both today and in the future.
Here are 4 things you are saying — loud and clear — when you join our music parents’ association: