“What Makes Music Education Great in My School” 2015-2016 Tour: Presented by The NAMM Foundation with the John Lennon Educational Bus

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The NAMM Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus invited 2015 Best Communities for Music Education districts and SupportMusic Merit award schools to submit a student-made/faculty-advised video that answers the question, “What Makes Music Education Great in Your School?”

Six winners were selected to host a two-day residency with The NAMM Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Winning schools will host a SupportMusic Community Forum, which is a panel discussion made up of community leaders & advocates who articulate goals for music education in the community; the forum may be webcast “live” to a national network of music education advocates and/or it may be filmed and rebroadcast.


  • Celebrate music education support by the community.
  • Unite, inspire, and share commitment of community to support to provide access to music learning opportunities for all children.
  • Convene community leaders and stakeholders who impact access to music and arts education to speak and serve on a panel discussion; including school administrators, community leaders, elected officials, teachers, students and parents.
  • Generate local media coverage about community support for music education advocacy.
  • Capture citizen (and student) documentary-style footage and learn “what music education means to me,” which will be promoted by the SupportMusic initiative.


Contact: For more information, contact Claire Kreger-Boaz at Clairek@namm.org or 760-304-5775

View their winning videos.

2015-2016 Tour Stops

October 14 & 15McKeesportPAMcKeesport Area High School
October 19 & 20WaxhawNCCuthbertson High School
October 28 & 29MiamiFLMiami-Dade County Public Schools
February 1 & 2San DiegoCACrown Point Junio Music Academy
March 30OklahomaOKSanta Fe Charter School
April 8St. Croix FallsWISt. Croix Falls School District