The mission of the National Association of Music Parents (AMP) is to build a grassroots national movement that brings together ALL STAKEHOLDERS of music education to defend the interests of our students and ensure that music and the arts remain an integral discipline within the core education system in America.
This grassroots movement rallies every parent of school aged students along with grandparents and other concerned citizens throughout the country to unite. In concert with great teachers and the music industry, AMP encourages parents to “turn up the volume and be heard” advocating for music education on local, state and national levels. AMP serves parents by educating them about the benefits of music education, the importance of advocacy, and the best practices of the daily management of music booster organizations.
AMP provides parents with resources to support their child’s music education, whether it be information for beginning band parents, the tools to create or improve their booster organizations or anything in between.
With an eye toward the education reform movement, we can no longer simply hope that music and the arts will be included in the discussion. We encourage the parents of music students (past, present and future!) to present the benefits of music education to local school boards and administrations. Then, en masse, parents must band together to educate our legislators on the importance that the arts play in the development of our young people and of our nation.