The month of March is “Music in Our Schools” month. What? Never heard of it? Originally formed as a day event in 1973 by the National Association for Music Education was expanded in 1985 to include the full month of March. The purpose for the music in our schools campaign 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.

Many studies have been conducted on the effects of music to the brain. Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t.

There are some great activities available on the National Association for Music Education web site which have little to no cost to implement.  Of course if you would like to bring something spectacular to celebrate the occasion consider one of the many music programs available on the web site.

Are you going to bring music in your school this March?  We’d love to hear from you.

Pete Ellison
One World Rhythm