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Stories Matter: Wellpinit School District

By Samantha Manus

BACKGROUND Located within the boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington state, Wellpinit is a small rural town of approximately 2,100 people. The overall unemployment rate is 25.84% and the poverty rate is 32.7%, both more than double the national...

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Principal’s Guide

By Samantha Manus

We’ve updated our Principal’s Guide and it is now available for download. This guide can help you better understand the necessary steps it takes to build a lasting music program. It includes information on scheduling, budgeting, instrument maintenance, performances, and the latest research on the benefits of music education.

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21 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY

By Jaclyn Rudderow

Download PDF #1 Connect with your local school music teachers to see how you can help support the music program. Something as simple as baking cookies for back to school night can be a tremendous help as the school year gets underway! #2 Identify key supporters of...

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Send an email to your local school board

By Jaclyn Rudderow

Learn How: Send an email to your local school board member supporting music education.   Visit your local school district website and search for the school board page. The school board members will be listed with their email addresses or a general contact email....

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Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah Project to Save The Music

By Samantha Manus

From her Crowdrise page: “Hi! My name is Rachel Strausman. Music is a very important factor in my life. Playing the clarinet and piano really keeps me busy and I wish that every kid could have the opportunity to learn and play music like I have. As part of my...

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