We are very excited to present our Spotlight Of The Month organization: VH 1 SAVE THE MUSIC.
Everywhere in the nation, the funding for arts in schools has been cut dramatically due to our nationwide budgetary problems. But music is not superfluous! It is proven that music is crucial in a child's life. Music in education furthers brain development on all levels. Kids who play and enjoy music develop better spatial skills, performance skills, coordination, perseverance, self esteem and much much more. You don't believe us, just click THIS LINK to see the scientific evidence from MENC.org
March also happens to be Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM)!!
ShopAnthropists can do their share by downloading VH1 Save The Music's EZ Shopper app and turn your Everyday Shopping into Everyday Giving.
March has been officially designated by MENC: The National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.
The celebration continues to grow each year, reaching more and more students, teachers, musicians, and music supporters. Schools and communities throughout the country and overseas celebrate MIOSM with concerts and other activities < http://www.menc.org/events/view/miosm-activity-ideas> based on the year's theme. Classrooms, concert halls, civic buildings, clubs, parks, libraries, and shopping malls are just some of the arenas in which the public can observe the processes and results of music education.
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