Cindy Schave
Cindy Schave

Both music AND the visual arts must be funded!

Danni Stephens
Danni Stephens
  • Cindy Schave

There are many studies that show that the arts help the brain in processing math, science, etc. Math, science, physics, history, language are all used in the arts. We can read about them, but the arts help us to experience them.

Christopher Downie
Christopher Downie

We all owe so much to the American music tradition. Let's give something back.

Tracy Conard
Tracy Conard
  • Christopher Downie

Thanks Chris!

Ron Fitch
Ron Fitch

The school music program enhanced my life! From 6th grade on, concert band and marching band were a not-insignificant part of my life, I owe my LOVE of Classical music today to Mr. Bruhn, Mr. Vierra, Mr. Stasko & Mr. Ward. We gave a command performances at every competition for 6 years straight! It all brings a smile to my face.

Ron Fitch
Ron Fitch
  • Ron Fitch

Does any clarinet or flute player remember ducking when Stasko's tall chair went flying in their direction? (That's the REAL reason Doug Stewart and I played Alto Clarinet - we sat directly in FRONT of Stasko - out of the line of fire). He only threw the chair when he knew we were command-performance bound but were acting like ding-dong brains.

Nina Gerganova
Nina Gerganova

I say "Yes" for that petition. Children must have the opportunity to develop their potential through all kind of arts - music, danse, painting etc. Don't take them off this chance.

Gregg Griffin
Gregg Griffin
  • Nina Gerganova

As I listen to the change in popular music, I believe it reveals the lack of importance that this society has placed on training, as opposed to the past.

Angela Cavallo Gross
Angela Cavallo Gross

Becasue of budget cuts most music programs were cut from our school district. This can't continue to happen. Our children & grandchildren deserve more. Music is as important as any other program including sports.

Camille Fiorito-Marino
Camille Fiorito-Marino
  • Angela Cavallo Gross

Sign your petition Aunt Angie. I agree music and dance should be part of every school day and after school programs.

Camille Fiorito-Marino
Camille Fiorito-Marino
  • Angela Cavallo Gross

Sign your petition Aunt Angie. I agree music and dance should be part of every school day and after school programs.

Camille Fiorito-Marino
Camille Fiorito-Marino
  • Angela Cavallo Gross

Sign your petition Aunt Angie. I agree music and dance should be part of every school day and after school programs.

Serena Lynn Fincel
Serena Lynn Fincel

School music has saved my life. As a child growing up, I had learning disabilities. Back then ADD, short term memory, and processing issues went undiagnosed and ignored. I believed that I was just stupid, until I joined marching band and choir. Marching band, Choir, and drama gave me a reason to believe in myself and not give up. While academics will always be a struggle for me I excel in music and it is all because I was able be a part of music programs in high school. I have passed...

School music has saved my life. As a child growing up, I had learning disabilities. Back then ADD, short term memory, and processing issues went undiagnosed and ignored. I believed that I was just stupid, until I joined marching band and choir. Marching band, Choir, and drama gave me a reason to believe in myself and not give up. While academics will always be a struggle for me I excel in music and it is all because I was able be a part of music programs in high school. I have passed this love of marching band onto my children and my daughter is not majoring in music at college and will someday be a high school band director.

Elisheva Berkowitz
Elisheva Berkowitz
  • Serena Lynn Fincel

I can SO identify with this! I thought-in fact a whole lot of "proffesionals" thought that I just had a learning disability because I was "emotionally desturbed" But it was undiagnosed ADHD--had to be, because my dr at home diagnosed me as being hyper when I was just 5. I did horrible in ALL subjects at school (except reading because I loved to read fiction...it took me away to another place where there were none of my daily struggles). But when I joined orcrestra (played violin) and chior,...

I can SO identify with this! I thought-in fact a whole lot of "proffesionals" thought that I just had a learning disability because I was "emotionally desturbed" But it was undiagnosed ADHD--had to be, because my dr at home diagnosed me as being hyper when I was just 5. I did horrible in ALL subjects at school (except reading because I loved to read fiction...it took me away to another place where there were none of my daily struggles). But when I joined orcrestra (played violin) and chior, it's was like the sun coming out from behind a dark cloud =)

Serena Lynn Fincel
Serena Lynn Fincel
  • Serena Lynn Fincel

Oops, I meant that Anneliese is now majoring in music, not not majoring in music.

James Aldrich
James Aldrich
  • Serena Lynn Fincel

Please make sure that she takes a good minor to go with the music major...so she has another course of action to go into. Because the way that music is getting cut from school programs, I would hate to see her work hard to get a music teaching degree...and have no school to hire her. It's already bad and getting worse-music and arts are becoming like tumbleweeds in the ghosts towns we used to call great schools. So sad...

James Aldrich
James Aldrich
  • Serena Lynn Fincel

And you were NEVER stupid, Serena...we all helped each other at MCC...I so miss those days of our study groups at Wags...you, Beth, Lester...sigh. Good times...and better memories.

Roxanne Frias
Roxanne Frias

it was Music that taught me to read - and music that set a foundation helping me to understand math - through music history is learned and principles can be put to memory - I bet anyone reading this - who was alive in the 70's and recite at least one commercial song - that is how powerful the presence of music is - it assists in all areas of life - to remove it from our schools would be a very tragic mistake.

Cynthia Stevens
Cynthia Stevens
  • Roxanne Frias

Hi Roxanne! It's Cyndy. Been thinking about you lately. How ya been?

Roxanne Frias
Roxanne Frias
  • Roxanne Frias

same old story - workin', going to church. nothing special. How have you been?

Stephanie Stampalia Goldman

I can't say it better than these folks. Keep music in our schools and strengthen the programs!!!

Randy Finelli
Randy Finelli
  • Stephanie Stampalia Goldman

Are they looking to take it out?

Stephanie Stampalia Goldman
Stephanie Stampalia Goldman
  • Stephanie Stampalia Goldman

It's not the priority it should be. And yes, it's in danger of being taken out - or at least "downsized." We've fought for these programs in schools for as long as I can remember. ANd the NEA. You know my feelings there.

Rebeca Johnston
Rebeca Johnston

As a high school counselor, I noticed that most of the students in the Top 25 were also in music classes. Music requires discipline and repetitious practice, skills applied to academics. Children also learn things faster and easier if they sing them. Why else did we sing the alphabet?

Beatrice Hall
Beatrice Hall
  • Rebeca Johnston

Lol

Rebeca Johnston
Rebeca Johnston
  • Rebeca Johnston

Didn't you blow horns, too? Lol.

Tracy Conover
Tracy Conover

SO important! Please pass this along to everyone you know! Let's give the option to receive the basics of Music education BACK to our children! And let's give some jobs BACK to American Music Educators! Please sign ~ Thank you! xoxo Tracy :)

Brian Bell
Brian Bell
  • Tracy Conover

Done!

Darla Minter Collins
Darla Minter Collins
  • Tracy Conover

Yea Tracy; when ya coming back to Kemah?

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