Let’s connect North Carolina through SONG!
How will you celebrate Music In Our Schools Month this year in your community? You could start by teaching some of the NAfME Music in Our School Month Concert songs to your students. This year we are providing multiple arrangements of various levels to help you best meet your music goals with your students.
Post your photos and videos on social media! Tag @NAfME and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use the hashtags #MIOSM and #AllMusicAllPeople. Ensure you have permission to video ALL OF YOUR PERFORMERS.
The other side of celebrating Music In Our Schools Month is stepping into the role of music advocate. Take the time this month to contact your local school board members, community leaders, elected officials and state representatives. Tell them how having access to high quality music education benefits the children in your community.
Find more information and useful resources on NAfME’s MIOSM website.
Here’s the schedule for our very own Concerts At The Capitol series, now in it’s second year. The series features North Carolina middle & high school students performing in the rotunda of the NC State Capitol every Wednesday in March. State Senators, Representatives, tour groups, friends and family all get to hear the wonderful sounds our students create in this unique space.
Miss America Joins NCMEA Capitol Concerts In March
As a continuation of NCMEA’s successful Concerts at the Capitol to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), we are excited to announce we will host four student ensemble concerts at the North Carolina Capitol every Wednesday in March. And we are even more excited to announce Miss America 2019, Nia Imani Franklin, is joining NCMEA in celebrating MIOSM.
Nia Franklin, a North Carolina native, will make a 2-day visit to Raleigh, March 12 and 13, to help NCMEA advocate for the importance of arts education during Music In Our Schools Month.
As Miss America 2019, she embarks on a year of service taking her on a national tour where she will not only entertain audiences with her remarkable vocal performances, she will also address an array of audiences on her social initiative Advocating for the Arts, encouraging children and adults to get involved in arts, and stressing the importance of the arts in education.
Franklin has been a teacher and music mentor, and has written over 100 songs, including one she began performing at age of five.
As part of her visit, she will visit a Raleigh area high school, meet with key legislators and attend Concerts at the Capitol to hear her alma mater, North Davidson High School Chorus, perform. NCMEA will host a reception for NCMEA members and their families to meet Miss America on Tuesday evening, March 12. Look for your invitation in February.
Tentative Schedule (thus far):
TUESDAY MARCH 12
- Afternoon: Visit Millbrook High School’s Choral Program
- 6:00 – 7:30PM: Reception for NCMEA members and families by invitation; Ligon Middle School, downtown Raleigh
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13
- Morning: Legislative Visits
- Noon – 1:00PM: Concerts at the Capitol featuring North Davidson High School Chamber Choir
- Afternoon: Miss America introduced in the House and Senate Chambers at the General Assembly