Music in Our Schools Month By Emma Guidotti & Sara Frasson
When you think of music in our schools, what do you think of? We think of a time to appreciate music everywhere. Music in Our Schools in March is a time where we support music education in our schools. It became nationally recognized in 1973. Our Read Across America assembly helped to kick off the start to Music in Our School Month! Thanks to the 3rd grade performance, Music in Our School Month was totally fun, as always.
Things we do and learn about during this time is play with instruments, learn music from everywhere in the world, dance, play games, and learn different music signs. Without music school would be boring. Music calms everyone down because we sing and talk about different songs!
We asked Mrs. Elkachouty's 1st grade class what they would do without going to music once a week. They said cry, do nothing, read music books, and be sad. We also asked them what they like about going to music, and they said because you get to learn all about music, have fun, and play games.
Music in our school is important because without music, some students will have nothing to look forward to. They won't have instruments or chorus. Students come to music class excited to learn. Some places don't have enough money for the music programs so we should be thankful that we do. If a school was running low on money, music programs might be something the school would consider taking away. Music education is just as important than any other subject.
Thank you to Mrs. Newell, and Mrs. Elkachouty's class for help with this article!