In observance of Music In Our School's Month this March, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, has been working to collect signatures for the organization's Petition for Equal Access to Music Education. Distributed nationally, the petition is a mandate to legislators that music and the other arts be included as part of every student's core curriculum.
With a goal of one million signatures, all collected sheets will be presented to the new US. Secretary of Education during a rally that will take place as part of MENC's Music Education Week in Washington, D.C. from June 17-23.
For the thousands of young men and women comprising the ranks of Drum Corps International's elite units, the quest to achieve the ultimate performances you see on the drum corps stage each summer began with a first step in a music classroom. Download the petition today and help ensure that future generations of students have access to the music education curriculum that is an integral part of every corps member's experience.
Download and print the petition at MENC.org.