Always Sing for #MIOSM

One component of National Association for Music Educators' Music in Our Schools Month was an invitation to schools nationwide to present their choirs singing one of 8 songs prescribed on their website. I have to admit, there were a few songs I didn't recognize, but I chose my favorites from among the elementary schools.

Feel the Beat
Words and Music by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson

Valley View Elementary School
Ellensburg, WA

Lenox Elementary School
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Always Sing
Music and Lyrics by RaeLynn, Gaylon, & Robbins

East Laurens Primary School
East Dublin, GA

Soldiers' Joy
Arranged by Emily Crocker
South Miami K-8 Center
Miami, FL

Star Spangled Banner
Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by John Stafford Smith

Tar River Elementary School
Franklinton, NC

One thing you might notice is the difference between those choirs that have pristine uniforms or costumes and those that are dressed in plain clothes. While it certainly doesn't detract from the students' voices, those choirs with students dressed in plain clothes most likely don't have the funding that other schools do. I would highly recommend making any donation you can to your local schools that might need additional funding for their music programs. Every little bit helps!

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