In response to the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, NAfME Executive Director And CEO Michael A. Butera sent this message to the leadership of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association:
On behalf of NAfME permit me to extend our thoughts and prayers to all affected by the Moore tornado. In these early hours, there is no way to fully understand and appreciate the devastation of this event. In the weeks and months ahead we will be able to assess the impact and look at how all of us can be partners in what will surely be a long recovery.
On a personal note, Oklahoma City is my daughter’s birthplace. I know the strong character and deep faith of the Oklahoma people. Time will replace the structures, our heart and faith will rebuild lives.
Please extend to all in the Association’s family our concern and best wishes. We will be in contact to discuss options.
Michael A. Butera
National Association for Music Education