KANSAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
Kansas Music Educators Association has 7 Kansas Districts, each with its own Music Advocacy Chairperson. Each of the Chairpersons are Music Teachers, both current and retired.
Sheree's Favorite Advo Quote:
Choral music is not one of life’s frills. It’s something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls. A church or a school without a choir is like a body without a soul. Whatever the cares of the day, if they meet after a long day’s school or work, you leave your troubles at the door. And when you’re sitting there, that’s the only thing that matters at that moment. You walk away refreshed. You walk away renewed. And that’s a value that goes beyond the music itself. ----John Rutter
Mary Jo's Favorite Advo Quote:
I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well. ----John F. Kennedy
Bill's Advo Thought:
I believe one of the best ways to advocate for music education is to have the students performing out in public: ballgames, veterans programs, senior center, retirement center, bakery or other places where people gather. Promote the students achievements on the local radio station. Put articles in the newspaper and have pictures of them performing.