Families Visit Music Class

Schools across the country as well as in Pine-Richland celebrate Music in Our Schools Month each March.

Students and teachers across the district invited family members to visit music classes at Hance, Richland and Wexford elementary schools. Guests had the chance to see what the students are learning in music class.

We stopped in to see Music Teacher Kim Campbell’s classroom at Richland Elementary on March 17, 2017 to hear some of the great skills students are working on in class.

“You’re here to see the learning process,” said. Mrs. Campbell. “This is where the magic happens.”

The month is a great time highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators whether it be in the classroom or during concerts.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) chose March as Music in Our Schools Month. The program began when music education became the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music.

The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages. The celebration continues to grow each year, reaching more and more students, teachers, musicians, and music supporters.