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Mariachi: Lessons in music and life

What is the best way to increase college acceptance rates at a high school where half the students live in poverty? Teach them to play Mariachi music. Wenatchee High School, a low-slung brick building framed by the toothy spires of Saddle Rock, is one of the largest high schools in the state. Read More »

for Advocates

Berklee College of Music, Little Kids Rock and NYCDOE Partner for Amp Up NYC Initiative

Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock have partnered with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to expand the district’s Modern Band music program to an additional 60,000 students in 600 city schools. The Amp Up NYC initiative is the largest single private investment in a city’s public school music education program in the Read More »

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Lee High School Band receives new instruments through music education program

Members of the Lee High School Band will be playing a new tune after being presented with a donation as part of Musical Instrument Gift Day. Band members got to see the new brass and percussion instruments awarded to them by Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and the National Pawnbrokers Association Thursday. The instruments have a total value of almost $18,000. Read More »

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Utah MEA Holds Successful “Music on the Hill” Event

The Utah Music Educators Association held its first advocacy day, “Music on the Hill.” The event featured the American Fork High School Brass Ensemble, the Farmington Jr. Percussion Ensemble, two choir ensembles, and other performances. Speakers included UMEA President Sam Tsugawa, Utah Symphony CEO Melia Tourangeau, Utah House Majority Leader Brad Dee, and Composer Kurt Bestor, who was the keynote speaker. Read More »

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