SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 27
February 2, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Music In Our Schools Month, March 1996|
March has been officially designated as Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) by the Music Educators National Conference, a professional association representing more than 60,000 music educators. This year commemorates the twenty-second national observance of MIOSM, a time when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. During March, educators are encouraged to provide opportunities for students to share musical ideas and accomplishments with their families, friends, and communities. One way to highlight MIOSM in our schools is to participate in the World's Largest Concert. The World's Largest Concert (WLC) is the annual nationally- televised sing-along concert that unites students across the nation and around the world through music. The 1996 the WLC, with the theme Music Is Key," will originate from the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. Featured on stage will be the Northwestern Michigan Children's Choir and the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. The WLC will be broadcast over PBS on Thursday, March 7, 1996, at 1:00 PM EST. A free teacher's guide that contains reproducible student music, piano accompaniments, and performance instructions is available for the WLC from MENC Publication Sales, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 22091. Send $2 to cover shipping and handling. Additional information about MIOSM may be obtained by contacting Theresa Bailey, Music Specialist K-12, Department of Education at (804) 786-8078. WCBJr/vdg