Focusing on the Classroom: Know the Territory

Focusing on the Classroom: Know the Territory
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District Surveyed:Date:

District Level

Y/N Has a music coordinator
Y/N Has written music curriculum
Y/N Funds music program through district budget
Y/N Updates books and equipment regularly
Y/N Provides equal access for all students to music program

Elementary Level

Y/N Has music-certified instructor
Y/N Offers band and orchestra programs
Y/N Provides 100 minutes of music instruction weekly
Y/N Teaches varied music types through varied activities
Y/N Students create music

Middle/Junior High Level

Y/N Offers band, orchestra and choral programs during regular school day
Y/N Provides six or more periods in the school day
Y/N Teaches varied music styles

High School Level


Y/N Has music-certified instructor
Y/N Requires fine arts credit for graduation
Y/N Offers band, orchestra and choral programs during regular school day
Y/N Offers credit for band, orchestra and choral classes
Y/N Includes the band, orchestra and choral grades in students’ overall GPA
Y/N Offers non-performance music courses for credit during regular school day


Adapted from MENC Teacher’s Guide for Advocacy