MENC, Department of Education Make Plans to Spotlight Music in DC

As part of continuing efforts to raise awareness of the need to support school music programs, MENC is working with Department of Education officials to launch a series of student performances on the plaza in front of the Department of Education building in Washington, DC.

On October 16, MENC Executive Director John Mahlmann (right) and Education Secretary Arne Duncan attended the Principal’s Institute and Awards Banquet in Washington, DC, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals to honor the Principals of the Year. At the event, the two discussed developing plans for student performances at the Department of Education.

The student performance initiative is supported by the SupportMusic coaliton, of which MENC and NAMM, the International Music Products Association are major sponsors.

Elizabeth Lasko, October 28, 2009. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education