This is it. Crunch time. A half-million dollars is on the line. It's time to act. Click this link (http://bit.ly/jEsk7B), "like" MENC, and then "VOTE & Share".
We need your vote, your friends' votes, your families -everyone. I care about this cause very much. Music is so important and how your active support matters!
Just this morning, I heard from a music teacher in California that he is being laid off at the end of the school year - and another who reported that the entire band program was cut. This is sad - because behind those cuts are hundreds of kids who will lose an important part of school. MENC wants to change that and one way we can do this is by using these Chase funds to create a national awareness campaign about how important and valuable music education is and to make grants to programs that need to a little extra money to keep going. $500,000 will go a long way!
Please take a minute to Vote (http://bit.ly/jEsk7B) and Share!
Jane Balek, MENC: The National Association for Music Education