Musicking: To music is to take part, in any capacity, in a musical performance, whether by performing, by listening, by rehearsing or practicing, by composing, or by dancing.”-Christopher SmallPreamble:Music epitomizes man's capacity for creativity and is an essential part of a complete education. The acts of performing, creating, and responding to music are fundamental processes that humans engage in to connect historically, culturally and socially.Want to learn more:
Go to www.bepartofthemusic.org for more info.Mission Statement:The mission of Music Education in the MSBSD is to provide meaningful musical experiences for our community through performance, education and advocacy.About Us:Our job is to ensure that students receive high level instruction encompassing the many facets of music taught by a highly qualified professional musician and educator. With a strong foundation in music appreciation and literacy we hope to help students develop a lifelong love of the arts.FYI Facts about Music:In an average 10 minute marching band show, there are a staggering 1 MILLION individual choices and responsibilities on the members for a single performance. Each one helps develop teamwork and skills that impact everyone else on the field. Colleges are aware of the demands and view participation in band as a strong indicator of future success. Music students are often given preference for admission and scholarships colleges, including the Ivy League schools.-National Association of Music Parents.Creativity is always an asset when it comes to college applications. Students active in creative arts, like music, drama and visual arts tend to be open-minded, eccentric and think outside of the box. These qualities add to campus life, which is a bonus in the eyes of a college admissions officers. - Impressive Extracurricular.NOTE to all Mat-Su families. Due to school online learning set-up and the closure of our buildings, the following events are canceled.Secondary Honor Festival (March 26-27)PHS Jazz Fest (April 3-4)Region III HS Solo/Ensemble event (April 13-14)Elementary Honor Festival (April 28)ASAA State HS Solo/Ensemble Festival (at UAA) (May 8-9).For each individual school events, please contact your child's music teacher for more info. All individual school events are canceled through May 1 at this time. After that, it depends on what the State of Alaska and the Mat-Su decide.Festival Coordinator & District Liaison:Jamin BurtonColony High SchoolPhone: 907-861-5584Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHigh School Representative:
Jamin BurtonColony High SchoolPhone: 907-861-5584Email: email@example.comMiddle School Representative:
Toby LambertColony MiddlePhone: 907-761-1517Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgElementary School Representative:
Deborah CooperSherrod ElementaryPhone: 761-4125Email: email@example.com
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