Category Archives: Resources

Find Tons of Cool Tools!
The purpose of this tool kit is to give you the resources you need to be an effective, efficient music parent. In the following sections, you’ll find modules covering specific areas of interest from advocacy to communication and fundraising to music facts, along with links to key websites for additional information.
Look here to find answers to your organizations challenges. Why reinvent the wheel? Check out what other programs are utilizing around the country. Adapt it to your specific needs. Cut your planning time in half!
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Flyer Templates
Music Fact Sheets
Power Point Programs

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Click the upload link in the side column to add your programs materials to the list of resources. The success of this tool depends on everyone sharing so please take a moment and upload a document that your group uses. The more documents that are uploaded the more files and ideas there are for everyone.

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?

February Webinar – Walking the Music Parenting Tightrope

This month meet Amy Nathan, author of The Music Parents’ Survival Guide, A Parent-to-Parent Conversation. You will hear parent-to-parent advice aimed to encourage, support, and bolster the morale of one of music’s most important back up sections: music parents. In this book over 150 veteran music parents (including the mother of violinist Joshua Bell and … Continue reading February Webinar – Walking the Music Parenting Tightrope

October 2015 Webinar – Growing Your Fundraising Efforts

A Look at a Few Large Scale Successes AMP Webinar Guests include: PJ Littleton, VP of Fundraising at Franklin High School, Franklin, TN David Aydelott, Director of Bands, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN Ian Barrett, President-Elect, Ravenwood High School Band Boosters, Brentwood, TN This webinar took a look at a few large scale fundraising successes … Continue reading October 2015 Webinar – Growing Your Fundraising Efforts

Legal Risk, Would Your Booster Organization Be Protected?

By Barry E. Morgan, Esq. You, as booster president, have been served; the document is very official with pages of legal jargon, John Doe, Plaintiff vs. Happy Valley High School Band Boosters, Defendant. What next? Will the school district provide a lawyer and pay any judgment? Can we as officers of the organization be held … Continue reading Legal Risk, Would Your Booster Organization Be Protected?

Social Media for Music Educators

by Troy Wollwage, Marketing Manager of Percussion Instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America Download Social Media for Music Educators.PDF By now nearly every music educator, every band parent and every music student has access to the world of social media. There is no doubt that it has changed everything we do on a daily basis. It … Continue reading Social Media for Music Educators