Communicating Music Education to Your Community

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The Music Achievement Council, an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, has compiled tips to better inform the community about the purpose, structure and achievements of school music programs.

“For me it’s about the kids. If they are excited about something, their parents will be excited about something. If their parents are excited about it, the community will become excited about it,” said Chip De Stefano.

The Music Achievement Council shares real-world, successful strategies developed by instrumental music teachers. Listen to Chip De Stefano and Ryan Arp share their “Tips for Success.”

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“We did a parade later in the season, and somebody came up [to me] and [slapped] me on the back, and said ‘we’re looking real good this year aren’t we?’ What was important was they didn’t have a kid in band. They are just somebody in the community. But the key word was ‘we.’ It’s just like the football team, that’s their band.” - Jim DePriest

“One of the first things I did as soon as I arrived at City High School was I created a band website. They didn’t have one. So the way we see it, is every student going to go to the website to check things? No, but there is no excuse for them now.” – Ryan Arp

Further your understanding of what school administrator’s can do by watching these videos containing “Tips For Success”, brought to by The Music Achievement Council.

The Music Achievement Council (MAC) is an action-oriented nonprofit organization sponsored by the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). MAC is made up of three representatives from NASMD, three manufacturers and suppliers of Instrumental Music Products and one representative from NAMM. The council was formed in 1983 and reorganized in 1990, forming a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization.

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