Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Is Music In Our Schools Month

The National Association for Music Education has designated March as “Music In Our Schools Month” (MIOSM).  This is 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.
The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to 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.
There were a lot of great things happening at Craig in the area of music area this month.

1) Spotlighters were named Grand Champion at a show choir competition in Epworth, IA.  They also won awards for Best Vocals and Best Choreography.  Freshman Lexi Ganong won Best Female Soloist.

2) Spotlighters also competed at Totino Grace High School in Fridley, MN. They made the finals and placed 4th at this very tough competition.

3) The Spotlighters will be competing at a national competition in Branson, MO. This is the first time the Spotlighters have competed in a national competition.

4) Two Craig students, Teegan Lentz (Junior) and Lexi Ganong (Freshman), were selected from thousands of auditions into the Wisconsin State Honor Choir, which is a 100-voice choir.

Congratulations and job well done!

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