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March 2018 is Music in Our Schools Month

March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes 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 schools 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 that 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. Schools and communities throughout the country and overseas celebrate MIOSM with concerts and other activities (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. based on the year’s theme. Classrooms, concert halls, civic buildings, clubs, parks, libraries, and shopping malls are just some of the arenas in which the public can observe the processes and results of music education.

NAfME’s 52 federated state organizations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (representing each state, the District of Columbia, and Europe) play an active role in the observance, securing governors’ proclamations, enlisting the support of chief state school officers, and establishing organizational structures to help reach individual music educators. MIOSM chairpersons (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with each state organization provide the major thrust for the MIOSM celebrations, with the goal of involving students, administrators, parents, civic groups, and community members. Other national arts and education organizations also lend their endorsements and support to the programs through publications and events.

MIOSM and the events surrounding it are the ideal opportunities for increasing awareness of the benefits of high quality music education programs in our nation’s schools. NAfME hopes that teachers, students, and music supporters alike will find ways to join in on the celebration through creative activities and advocacy. Learn more about how NAfME works to support music education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..


Winter Band Concerts - December 18, 2017

Veterans Day Celebration Performance 2017

Join the Wind Ensemble on Friday, November 10 for our 3rd Annual Veterans’ Day Performance

Future Musician Night with Glenelg Band - Sept. 28

Glenwood Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The Glenwood Middle School Band is proud to help the GMS Community celebrate 50 years of Glenwood Middle School.  

Stay tuned for more information about events throughout the 2017-2018 school year and how we will celebrate all of our current and past achievements.

Winter Band Concerts on December 14, 2016

The Wind Ensemble Celebrates our Veterans 2016

Some thoughts as we start band next week.

Jazz Under The Stars

Join the GMS Jazz Ensemble for this annual community event featuring the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble.

Wind Ensemble Assessment 2016

Congratulations to the Glenwood Middle School Wind Ensemble for receiving an overall Superior Rating at the 2016 Howard County Middle School Band Assessments on Thursday March 17.  Congratulations!

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