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Making a School Whole Again

Making a School Whole Again David Byrd revived a long-gone high school music program in Oakland, California. By Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the October 2018 issue…

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Recruiting and Retaining Students

  Build It and They Will Come Recruiting and Retaining Students By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article was originally published in the March 2017 teacher edition of In…

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Prepare for Next School Year

  Prepare for Next Year Reflection, Excitement, and Initiation Must Start Now By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article was originally published in the May 2017 teacher edition…

A Recruiter of Excellence: Member Spotlight

A Recruiter of Excellence Member Spotlight: Vanessa Bliley By Lisa Ferber This article originally appeared in the October 2017 Teaching Music. Vanessa Bliley started playing oboe in her freshman year of high…

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Top 10 Tips for Music Recruitment

by: Sarah Bean Stafford Granite Falls Middle School Band Director in Caldwell County, North Carolina   We’ve all been there. Looking out at a crowd of little, seemingly fresh-out-of-the-womb faces…