Sunday, June 28, 2009

Help start a MDUSD Music Foundation!

Mt Diablo music teachers want to partner with parents and the community to form a district wide Music Foundation to preserve the K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Program. The proposed foundation's first meeting will be on Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm at the Concord High Choir Room, please join them.
Their first step is to form a Board of Directors made up of parents and community members and an Advisory Board made up of music teachers/directors and legal council. Greg Brown, Northgate Director of Instrumental Music and Gary Coartney, Concord High Director of Instrumental Music have volunteered their time for the Advisory Board.
Current priorities for the foundation are:
(A) Maintain 5th grade instrumental music beginning in the 2010-2011 school year
(B) Reinstate 4th grade music in the 2010-2011 or as soon after as possible.
(C) Work directly (and closely) with the school board and superintendent to ensure that the district resumes funding of this program as soon as possible.
(D) Establish a continuing practice of communication/publicity/celebration of the achievements, upcoming events, etc. of all of our district music programs.
(E) Establish long-term plans to support music facilities, technology in the music classrooms, music text books (literature), instruments and equipment.
For more information, please contact:
Gary Coartney at(925) 216-1049 or email neophonic@astound.net or coartneyg@mdusd.k12.ca.us
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