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?
By Marc C. Whitt A seismic-like shift is occurring within the world’s leading economies that should literally be music to the ears of music and arts educators, music parents, and school districts that value and support the arts. That global economic shift is called the Creative Economy and as music education advocates, I cannot think … Continue reading Preparing Our Children for the Creative Economy
Marc Time: by Marc C. Whitt Where has the Summer gone? I don’t know about you, but it seems the older I get the faster my Summers go! Perhaps even more so, for those among us who are band boosters, band camp is right around the corner. Ready or not, here it comes! This year … Continue reading Band Camp, Anyone? Ready or Not….Here It Comes!
Today’s guest post is by Marc C. Whitt, AMPassador.
One of the most important aspects of any music parents organization is leadership and in particular, the individual who serves as your president or chair.
Some leaders are born. Many more are groomed and developed over a period of time to become the positive force the organization needs and demands.
Recognizing that leaders come in all shapes, sizes and personalities, I contend that a critical trait often overlooked by organizations is that of being a “servant leader.”