National Music Week has as its objective “to create an understanding and appreciation of the value of music in the home, the community, the nation, and the world.” National Music Week is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
Music participation provides a unique opportunity for literacy preparation. Whether students are singing, playing, or listening, teachers direct them to listen and hear in new ways. Playing instruments and adding movement to the lessons teaches students about sequential learning which is essential in reading comprehension.
Today USD 475 celebrates National Music Week by coordinating events in classrooms for students to learn and appreciation for music.
Did you know that the jive, a dance made popular in the 1930s (significantly be Cab Calloway) is a based on the jitterbug dance and is meant to go with jazz music. Glenn Miller also attempted to introduce his own style of jive, however, it didn’t catch on.