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MIOSM & Concert

2015 is the 30th Anniversary of
Music In Our Schools Month!

You can participate and Advocate for Music Education in so many ways.  Start planning now and involve your community!

"The Concert for MIOSM"
The World's Largest Concert is now known as "The Concert for Music In Our Schools Month."  
Millions of students annually participate in this national concert. Teachers may perform these songs anytime in March.  Many schools choose the 2nd Thursday in March nationwide.

2015 Concert Repertoire:
Always Sing, written for our 30th Anniversary.  View video and music at the link.
Feel the Beat!
Funga Alafia
J'entends le Moulin
Soldier's Joy
The Star-Spangled Banner
We the People
Why We Sing

Here is your link to the Sheet Music and Audio Tracks.  You must have a NAfME member ID to log in.  Everything is free for NAfME members!

Coloring Contest for MIOSM
    J. W. Pepper is celebrating Music in Our Schools Month with a coloring contest for grades K-6.  Go to or  Print one of the music-themed coloring pages and submit your best work.  The prize will be a box full of musical fun for your school's music program!
    Submissions may be dropped off or mailed to the store, or emailed to  Include your name, email, phone and name of school.              Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Winners will be announced by Friday April 10, 2015.  

Submit a Video for the Concert!
Deadline has been extended to February 15, 2015.  Read the Student Video Production Guidelines.  Maybe you will Submit a Video and your students could be featured in the Concert!

Here are some events Michigan teachers held for Music In Our Schools Month in 2014:
MMEA Instrumental Clinic, Fowlerville
MMEA Elementary Choral Festivals, Clare and Beverly Hills
MMEA FAME PD Workshop: General Music in Grades 4-8
FAME/GIML Workshop with Miriam Moore
NAfME Collegiate Conference, MSU
Concerts for "Music in Our Schools Month" across Michigan

Have questions? Contact your MIOSM Michigan Chair:
Diane Mehringer

Click here for a wealth of  MIOSM resources from NAfME:
logos, advocacy materials, teacher guides and MIOSM ideas!

Advocate with NAfME for Music Education!
We need you to advocate for music education all year.  Use this link to see how to * Get a Resolution Passed
*Work with Media
*Radio and Television
Sample language, photo opportunities, how to write a press release, and more!

MMEA has Advocacy Resources here in Michigan too!
Please see our MMEA Links page for organizations that have pre-made materials you can distribute, quote on concert programs, and use in press releases.  You can also find ideas that have helped sustain music programs similar to yours on our Advocacy page.