The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Fiscal Procedures

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Each school district has specific procedures to follow in order to conduct business. The Music Achievement Council has compiled a list of procedures to review with your school administration.

“I establish[ed] a music booster group because they didn’t have one,” said Jason Brown. “It was my responsibility to create opportunities for instruments to be provided for students.”

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 is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, to share real-world, successful strategies developed by instrumental music teachers.

Sound Bites From The ‘Tips for Success’ Videos

“Get your booster programs to really push the advocacy of music and how important it is. Do what you can to get the community to know such about your program and more about music.” - William Thomas

“I started asking people for money. In the last five years, I’ve collected over $20,000. Between companies and parents that their companies match donations. If you ask people tend to give,” – Bryan Itzkowitz

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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