Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Broader Minded

Recently, a new campaign was launched by the National Association for Music Education called broader minded. The website offers a well-designed interface to help music education advocates like us make their cases to decision makers on every level.

9 Ways You Can Use Science to Get More Volunteers

So often it feels like the same small core of people always does the heavy lifting for the organization. By putting some forethought into recruiting volunteers, and perhaps building some of these ideas into your yearly calendar, your organization will reap the benefits for months and years to come.

Purchasing New Uniforms: Our January 2014 Webinar

Ever wonder how to begin the process of purchasing new uniforms? Obviously this is a question that many schools have. In last spring’s National Report of Music Parents & Booster Organizations, nearly one third of the respondents said they raised money to purchase new uniforms.

We thought it would be good to look at the process, including everything from designing a new uniform to shopping for best pricing and the ordering process. Then we’ll answer questions about how long these garments should last and how best to care for them.

Run Run Run

It happened.  Every single school board member is a music parent complete with razor sharp talon-like opinions clawing at everyone who threatens their babies.  Every administrator is a former band, orchestra, or choir director that sits in their rotating leather chairs with a look of sweet satisfaction on their face while gently placing their fingertips … Continue reading Run Run Run