ERIC Number: EJ726863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-1
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Eureka! Students Lead Sports Crowd in Anthem Singing: Helping Promote Music Education in Our Communities
Teaching Music, v13 n1 p24 Aug 2005
On March 10, 2005, MENC launched The National Anthem Project: Restoring America's Voice, which was nationally televised on Good Morning America from the U.S. Capitol grounds. If one goes to the project Web site, www.thenationalanthemproject.org, one will find ample evidence that music educators are already getting across the message of the importance of America's musical heritage. On the Web site bulletin board, Todd Stalter, director of bands at Eureka High School in Eureka, Illinois, gave one example of students who have learned that lesson well. Sporting events will play a role as The National Anthem Project emphasizes patriotic songs and the importance of music education over the next three years. Some music teachers already report that the project is raising the profile of music education in their communities, which is one of the project's goals.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Patriotism, National Programs, Music Teachers, High School Students, Athletics
MENC (National Association for Music Education) Subscription Office, P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.menc.org.
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois