Music in Our Schools Month

Musicians from the John F. Kennedy Intermediate School Advanced Band had the opportunity to perform side-by-side with students from the High School Wind Ensemble. The unique program provided younger student musicians with the opportunity to be mentored by accomplished high school musicians, which culminated in a special assembly that entertained the audience in the intermediate school gymnasium.

The district is known for its rich music program, and the event served as an excellent way to kick off March's Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM), which is a nationwide initiative to put the spotlight on music education. According to Dr. Jeff S. Dailey, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, the purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children, and to remind the community that school is where all students should have access to music. Not only is MIOSM an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and community, it also serves as a chance to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.