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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Kansas Music Educators Association works with The Government

Kansas Music Educators Association and National Association for Music Education work with Local, State and Federal Governments to advocate for Music Education. Each year Kansas hosts a day at the Kansas Capitol in support of Music Education and KMEA travels each year to Washington, D.C. to speak to our State Legislators about the importance of Music Education in our schools and communities.

VIRTUAL KMEA MUSIC ADVOCACY DAY @ THE KANSAS CAPITOL is

Wednesday,  March 10, 2021!

**How to join us “Virtually” coming soon**

A QUESTION WHICH IS FREQUENTLY ASKED…

“How do I contact the people who make the decisions on Music Education?”

Kansas Music Educators Association at Washington D.C. - June, 2019

Kansas Music Educators Association traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association for Music Education’s National Assembly in June, 2019. This three-day event allowed the KMEA Leadership to meet our Kansas Legislators in their offices. The Leadership Team discussed the importance of music education and asked for each legislator’s support to fully fund all education bills affecting music education. The Leadership Team had the opportunity to meet with all 6 Kansas legislators offices and staff.

Kansas Senators are: Jerry Moran / Pat Roberts

Kansas Representatives are: Sharice Davids / Ron Estes / Roger Marshall / Steve Watson

LIVE! KMEA MUSIC ADVOCACY DAY @ THE KANSAS CAPITOL is in March, 2022!

**Hope you can join us!**

PLAN YOUR MUSIC ADVOCACY DAY @ YOUR CAPITOL HERE!

KMEA Music Advocacy Day at the Kansas Capitol
March, 2021 (Virtual), March, 2020 and March, 2018

2021

The KMEA Advocacy and Government Relations division hosted on behalf of President Mark Gard, the first “Virtual” Music Advocacy Day @ The Capitol; this was the sixth time over all. The purpose of the day on March 10, 2021 was to promote music education in Kansas and to show the Kansas Legislators both at the state and federal level the KMEA organization. It was hosted as part of Music In Our Schools Month or MIOSM. This was in conjunction with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Hill Day 2021 too. The KMEA Leadership team of the Executive Council and Advocacy/Government Relations spoke to many Kansas Legislators and was given the opportunity to speak to the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate Education Committees.

2020

Kansas Music Educators Association on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 sent representatives from KMEA, along with the Washburn Rural HS and Shawnee Heights HS Choirs and the Tri-M group from Piper HS to the Kansas Capitol to spend part of the day with Kansas legislators discussing the importance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM).

2018

Kansas Music Educators Association on Thursday, March 12, 2018 sent representatives from KMEA, along with the Washburn Jazz Combo and the 1st Infantry Division Brass Quintet “Big Red One” from Fort Riley to the Kansas Capitol to spend part of the day with Kansas legislators discussing the importance of Music In Our Schools.

Kansas House of Representatives

KMEA is a federated state association of NAfME

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