5th, 6th and 7th grade parents and students should check the document section for Summer Band Registration. There is an option for online sign up this year which will mean a lot less paper going back and forth.
We are encouraging all of our students to try and participate. 4-14-16
**** CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 15 STUDENTS WHO WERE SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE TWIN CITIES HONOR BAND!! YOU WILL FIND THE NAMES IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THIS COVER PAGE.
***THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE CALENDAR FOR 6TH GRADERS AND 8TH GRADERS. THERE HAS BEEN A THANK YOU POSTED ON THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PAGE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CORRESPONDING PAGES FOR THE INFO.
Dear Music Education Advocates,
For the last nine months, you have helped urge Congress to re-authorize No Child Left Behind (also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA), and to strengthen the status of music in any new version of the bill. Thanks in large part to your efforts, we are close to reaching our goal.
Congress has reached a compromise agreement for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act, called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bill includes a critical stand-alone listing for music in the definition of a "Well-Rounded Education" (previously known as Core Academic Subjects), which connects to a variety of other significant provisions throughout the rest of the bill language. Reaching this point in the re-authorization process with this level of support for music and arts represents a major legislative victory.
Now, the House and Senate must each vote to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act. If that happens, the bill will go to the President for signature. The House is expected to vote on this legislation as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2nd, with the Senate to follow suit shortly after.
The time has come to act once more. We need your help TODAY to help Congress cross the finish line on fixing No Child Left Behind. Please act now by participating in the petition below, asking Congress to support passage of this historic legislation.
- Visit the Take Action page at NAfME.org to join the petition asking Congress to support passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Share this link with your contacts and encourage them to join the petition as well!
THE FOLLOWING BAND MEMBERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE
2016 Twin Cities Honor Band (3 - 10 - 16)
Amanda Carlson Megan Miller
Saloni Kumari FRENCH HORNS
Yash Patel Eric Forrest
Trinity Bair PERCUSSION
Kelsey Deroeck Josh DeKeersgieter
Sean Varghese Joseph Dubravec Connor McClelland