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2020 All-National Honor Ensembles

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. The 2020 ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education. Ensembles include: Modern Band, Guitar Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Deadline to apply: May 1.

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Elimination of Well-Rounded Programs Featured in President’s Budget

The Trump Administration released its budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Unfortunately, the budget recommends the elimination of all well-rounded education programs, including Title I-A, Title II-A, and Title IV-A. In their place, the Administration suggests combining these and 26 other K-12 discretionary programs authorized by Congress in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). If this budget became law, almost all ESSA programs would be consolidated into a single block grant, allowing the Department of Education to slash staffing and administrative costs over time and significantly reduce the federal role…

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Guitar Class in the Constitution State

Guitar Class in the Constitution State Number 43: The State of Connecticut By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “50 States of Guitar Class,” the NAfME Council for Guitar Education visits Danbury, Connecticut, and the guitar program at Immaculate High School which is directed by Niall Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds looks forward to working with students each day who find joy and passion in music. He hopes he can use all his experiences to help his students progress and grow as musicians.  …

NAfME Elects Scott Sheehan 2020–2022 National President-Elect

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina Hurlburtcatherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 National Association for Music Education Elects Scott Sheehan2020–2022 National President-Elect NAfME North Central, Southern, and Western Division Presidents-Elect Also Elected RESTON, VA (February 18, 2020)—On February 13, 2020, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced the 2020–2022 National President-Elect, Scott Sheehan, elected by NAfME members. Scott Sheehan is the Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He is also a consultant for strategic planning and association development. “My vision for music…

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