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We need your help!

We want to continue to provide valuable resources for recruitment into your program. We rely on your feedback in the creation of new materials. To that end, please register your email address with us so we may touch base with you from time to time with inquiries about your use of our materials, as well as announcements about newly available resources.

It is in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough - it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.

Steve Jobs

Sponsors

Be Part of the Music is made possible by the generous support of the following:

Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.

Jim Henson

Advocates

The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization.

President John F. Kennedy

My Story

Be Part of the Music reached out to leading advocates, industry leaders, and educators across the country to share "their story" of how they came to music and how it has affected their lives. Keep checking back as we continue to add more stories.

Now it's your turn!

We want to hear YOUR story and it's as easy as 1,2,3! Holding your phone in landscape position, make a one minute video using the following format:

  1. 1. State your name and location and say "this is my story."
  2. 2. End with your name and "I AM PART OF THE MUSIC."
  3. 3. Upload your video to Instagram #iampartofthemusic

We will select new videos every week to add to our Instagram channel. Be sure to share this with friends so musicians from all across the country will hear YOUR story!

Check Out Be Part of the Music on Instagram



Jeremy Andorfer, Actor

Jeremy Andorfer, Actor

Brian Balmages, Composer

Brian Balmages, Composer

Dr. Stephen Benham, ASTA President

Dr. Stephen Benham, ASTA President

Steven Bryant, Composer

Steven Bryant, Composer

Zack Clark, Simply Three

Zack Clark, Simply Three

Jeff Connor, Boston Brass

Jeff Connor, Boston Brass

Ray Cramer, Music Educator

Ray Cramer, Music Educator

Johan de Meij, Composer

Johan de Meij, Composer

Deborah Gibbs, World Projects

Deborah Gibbs, World Projects

Ron Hardin, Music Educator

Ron Hardin, Music Educator

Scott Lang, Scott Lang Leadership

Scott Lang, Scott Lang Leadership

Glen McDaniel, Simply Three

Glen McDaniel, Simply Three

Michael Markowski, Composer

Michael Markowski, Composer

Eric Martin, Music for All

Eric Martin, Music for All

Marlene Miller, FJM Inc.

Marlene Miller, FJM Inc.

Bob Moody, Orchestra Conductor

Bob Moody, Orchestra Conductor

Bob Phillips, Composer & Music Educator

Bob Phillips, Composer & Music Educator

Robert Sheldon, Composer

Robert Sheldon, Composer

Michelle Shusterman, Author

Michelle Shusterman, Author

Nick Villalobos, Simply Three

Nick Villalobos, Simply Three

Jeff Young, Dynamic Marching

Jeff Young, Dynamic Marching

Rick Young, Yamaha Corp of America

Rick Young, Yamaha Corp of America

Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.

Joseph M. Calahan, Xerox

Recruitment Products

Recruitment Packs: Finally, the tools you need to make a BIG impression on students AND parents!

Be Part of the Music recruitment packs were created to provide comprehensive and high-quality recruitment and retention tools for K-12 music educators.

What's included?

  • 100 parent information cards
  • 20 school recruitment posters
  • 100 "Be Part of the Music" pencils
  • 100 "I Love Music" wristbands
  • 2 teacher buttons

More Info & Ordering


All of our videos and documents are available through our websites, but you can also request a physical USB that contains Be Part of the Band, Be Part of the Orchestra, and Stay In Music: High School. These resources are free, but there is a $10 charge for shipping/handling.

Create even more buzz when recruitment time rolls around with one of our "Be Part of the Music" banners. Two sizes are available and shipping is included.

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