Seeing the musical growth in our students really excites me! What could be better than having students become enthusiastic about creating quality music and expressing themselves through quality performances. This is my 11th year at MMS. I love working here. I've now been teaching for twenty-some years.
Music really benefits children. For example, high school music students score higher on SATs in both verbal and math than their peers. In 2001, SAT takers with coursework/ experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 41 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework/ experience in the arts. Source: Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers, The College Board, compiled by Music Educators National Conference, 2001.
Read Did You Know for an impressive run down by the American Music Conference of all the known benefits of music education.
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LEA form - turn this in after you've completed your LEA activity
LEA form - Spanish
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SALUTE TO FREEDOM - MP3 file You can download it into Smart Music and record yourself playing it as you memorize it for the Veterans Day Parade - November 11, 2009
Oct 8 - Everything has been ordered and should arrive in the week of 10/12-16/09
October 30 - PTC fund raiser - More information to come.
November 11 - Veterans Day Parade - participants to be announced
December 5 - Two Times Around the Block Holiday Parade Downtown Albany
December 10 - Winter Concert - 7PM MMS Gym
January 15 - 17- Oregon Music Educators of America convention -
February 6 - NAMS Jazz Festival - Jazz band students will participate
January 25 - MMS winter concert (?) 7PM MMS Gym
March 4 - WestFest - NAMS, WAHS and MMS choirs participate - 7PM WAHS cafeteria
April 17 - OMEA District XI MS solo/ensemble Festival - ALL day at MMS
April 28 - OMEA District XI MS Large Group Festival - Newport - all day
May 13 - OMEA District XI MS Choral Festival - location TBA - all day
May 20 - MMS Spring Band Concert - 7PM MMS Gym
June 1 - MMS Spring Choir Concert - 7PM MMS Gym\
June 5 - Strawberry Parade - Lebanon
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