Category Archives: Advocacy

Music Has Changed My Life For Good

By Sarah Saucedo The marching band and music world have been integral parts of my life for 25 years now. Not only was I involved in the activity in high school, but I married into it as well! I have lived and breathed music on both sides of the fence for most of my life, … Continue reading Music Has Changed My Life For Good

Music Advocacy for the 21st Century

By John Gerdy We live in an environment of increasing standards and expectations for our schools to provide students with an education worthy of the 21st century. Complicating that challenge is the fact that we also live in an environment of increasingly scarce educational resources. That being the case, virtually every school district in the … Continue reading Music Advocacy for the 21st Century

Association of Music Parents Launches Major Crowdfunding Campaign in Support of Marching Beyond Halftime Documentary Film

VISIT THE CROWDFUNDING SITE Grand Prize Includes Canadian Brass Clinic and Concert at Winning School FISHERS, IN (Feb. 17, 2017) – High school music programs, music booster organizations and band supporters across the United States are being invited to assist the Association of Music Parents (AMP) with a crowdfunding effort to secure the remaining funds … Continue reading Association of Music Parents Launches Major Crowdfunding Campaign in Support of Marching Beyond Halftime Documentary Film

Marching Beyond Halftime Movie – New Year’s Update

Dear friends, Happy New Year! I wanted to reach out and give you an update on the film and also thank you for all of your support and enthusiasm for Marching Beyond Halftime. We love hearing from so many of you. It constantly reminds us how important the work is that we are doing. Along … Continue reading Marching Beyond Halftime Movie – New Year’s Update

A Time of Service: A Band Booster President Reflects on Being a Leader Parent

“As a music program booster, you are giving time and energy to something that not only benefits your child, but to those involved now and in years to come.”
An Interview with Outgoing Lafayette High School Band Booster President and AMP Member Beth Potter of Lexington, Kentucky