Program Health

The first musical performance of the school year is an exciting milestone for beginning band students because they can showcase their budding musical talents to their family and friends.
Seemingly overnight in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our world, leaving us isolated at home and plagued with fear and uncertainty about the future.
Art and science work in harmony at Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Each student has an assigned Apple device to pursue knowledge of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math. 
“The world of musicians is small,” says Larry Williams, a French horn performer and teacher. 
Over the past two months, it feels like I have watched more webinars than I have in the last two years. I am sure that is the case for many of you.
Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.
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.

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