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GAMS Scholars Celebrate Music in our Schools Month with Jazz and Swing Music
March is Music in Our Schools month! Students in Mrs. Karin McCartney's music class at GAMS celebrated Swing music and Jazz this month! The scholars learned about Ella Fitzgerald and her scat singing voice as well as the jazz style. The students LOVED this song, Ja-Da with Al Hirt on trumpet. Together with their teacher, scholars analyzed song form for repetition and contrast as well as repeating rhythm patterns. Adding the movement was lots of fun! #musicishappening
During this lesson, scholars engaged in NYS Arts Standards:
More about Music in Our Schools Month:
This March, music educators and music students will be celebrating music education in their school communities demonstrating how “Music. The Sound of My Heart” resonates with them. This is the theme of the 2021 observance of Music In Our Schools Month®. The impact of music education on the lives of students during this particular school year, unlike any other, is evident in how the social-emotional benefits have carried them through the pandemic and brought joy in their communities.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes March as the thirty-sixth annual Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®). Since 1985, MIOSM has been observed as a yearly month-long celebration when schools and communities celebrate music in their local schools and the educators who dedicate themselves to bringing music into the lives of students every day.
Every day, in music programs across the United States, music educators dedicate themselves to reaching all students with life-changing musical experiences. What parents, administrators, and the wider community have not always had the opportunity to observe, however, is the months of practice and rehearsals, and the process of learning that takes place in the music classroom—whether virtual or distanced in person.
ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Strategist, Cassie Sklarz (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!