Music In Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Educator’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
Once again our Music teacher, Mrs. McLoughlin, embraced this idea at Albany Avenue. She created a contest for all K-5 students to participate in. The first four Friday's of March each homeroom watched a video based James Corden's Carpool Karaoke. The students' had to answer a trivia question based on the video. One student per grade level was chosen and received a prize.
The month concluded with a special assembly where our teachers held a Lip Sync battle and were also treated to live performances by our talented Music staff in Heritage Hall.
It was an exciting month as many staff members joined Mrs. McLoughlin in the carpool each week. The videos can be viewed below.
A special thanks to Mr. Schwab for his expert filming and editing.