MIOSM cancellation update

 

**Update 3/13/2020**

We will not be having our MIOSM Choir Rehearsal and Concert next Monday & Tuesday 3/16 & 3/17, as schools across the state and nation are closing.  While it will be a challenge to reschedule this upon our return (so please be looking for updates), and may even become impossible due to many items needing to be rescheduled, we will still revisit the opportunity for our Choir Rehearsal & Concert after April 6, or some form of an opportunity.  Students should continue to review their MIOSM Music & practice tracks/samples in light of this.  EHS Choir members will still look to participate in the CHSAA Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 18, pending further information from our school and state leaders on next steps.  

 


 

A collaboration of all Englewood Schools and their student Choirs! To celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM):

 

“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 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. Schools and communities throughout the country and overseas celebrate MIOSM with concerts and other activities 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, representing more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers and 60,000 honor students and supporters, is the sponsor of MIOSM….

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…”.

(http://musiced.nafme.org/events/music-in-our-schools-month/

More about MIOSM:  https://nafme.org/programs/miosm/music-in-our-schools-month-miosm/

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