Program Health

School during the pandemic has taken many paths that no one could have foreseen. 
Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 
Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it.
Funding is a major obstacle to growing a music program. For the past five years, Nick Maupoux, band director for Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, has overcome this hurdle by grant writing and using the following strategies.
Updated 12/16/2020 at 10:33 a.m. PST We want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.
With the passage in December 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, music was named as part of a "well-rounded education."
"Music for all, and all for music" is a goal that all music educators strive for, but unfortunately, access to music in schools isn't a guarantee.
When working with Paige's Music in Indianapolis, Indiana, local band directors give the game "red light, green light" a new twist. 
When busloads of middle school students with the Mater Dei Music Academy pull up to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm, motivated young musicians disembark, ready to perform and have fun. 

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