Category Archives: Communication

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

Are Your Boosters Ready to Support National Music in Our Schools Month?

By Marc C. Whitt One of the best national observances for advocating music education will soon be arriving as The National Music in Our Schools Month is set for the entire month of March. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and supported by leading music advocacy organizations such as The National Association … Continue reading Are Your Boosters Ready to Support National Music in Our Schools Month?

“We are rejuvenated and excited to move forward!”

Music parents challenged, energized at 3rd Annual National Music Parents Symposium By L. Scott McCormick “Thank you for a great weekend. I’m already putting many of the ideas I gained to work.” That was a common sentiment expressed by one of the more than 40 parents who attended the 3rd Annual National Music Parents Symposium … Continue reading “We are rejuvenated and excited to move forward!”

Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

By Scott McCormick Now that I have your attention, I’m sure most of you who are involved with high school band programs were ready to stone me or check my noodle with this blog’s headline: “Now that band season’s over, what’s left to do?” Believe me, as one who has spent a professional lifetime working … Continue reading Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents

By L. Scott McCormick, Founder and President, AMP – The National Association of Music Parents In his book, Ball or Bands, author John Gerdy, founder and executive director of Music for Everyone and a friend of the Association of Music Parents, said: “Music is a far superior educational investment in the twenty-first century because it … Continue reading Why You and Your Music Parents Organization Need the Association of Music Parents