Celebrate Music Education from Smith River, California:
Friday, January 30, 2015

Smith River, California

The NAMM Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus sponsored a video contest that answered the question, "What Makes Music Education Great in My School or District?"

Produced in collaboration with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the Community Forum fall tour continued in Smith River, CA with a live webcast on the morning of January 30th to celebrate the benefits of music education, with a special focus on the community's commitment to assuring access and opportunity.


Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation


Paige Swan, Principal of Smith River School
Marshall Jones, Music Teacher, Smith River School
Ross Morgan, Guitar Teacher, Smith River School
Dan Sedgwick, Music Teacher, Del Norte High School
Gina Zottola, Wild Rivers Foundation
Angie Fortier, 8th grade student, Smith River School
Dakota Vigovich, 7th grade student, Smith River School
Leah Hartwick, Music Education Advocate, helped secure LCAP Funding, edited "Music Never Dies,"video
Rene Hutzell, General Manager KCRE/KPOD

Smith River is the seventh Community Forum that will be produced across the U.S. See Smith River's winning video!