Yes, we finally made it to May, the final month of school. The month when all of the testing is finally over and all the field trips and special convocations occur and we will only see some of our students two more times. Now I know that some of you enjoy not seeing a certain class, but remember that in that class might be the best singer in your school and we at ICC would love to see them at the Choral Festival.
I know that the last thing I need right now is someone asking me to add one more thing to my already full plate, but the ICC needs your help now more than ever! We have so many spots still open in the choral festival and we would love to work with your students. All we are asking is that you pass out as many of the registration forms as you can to all of your good singers!
As for us, we are ready to come to your school and help you in any way that we can! Henry, Ruth, and I will be making school visits during the month of May and would love to come and see you and your students. If you have a time that you would like us to stop by, please give the office a call and we will set that up! Our visit can be as short or as long as you wish. Remember we are here to serve you!
I also want to take a moment and address the issue of school funding and the arts. We as teachers are all feeling the strain and the worries about money. Isn't it sad that the future of our children all rests on how much money we have? As we listen to the news, the word "cuts" is echoed over and over and I know that in many schools systems the arts are the first to go.
Please know that you have a family and support system here at the ICC. If you need someone to come and bat for you and your program we will be there. We would love to come and talk to your principal, superintendent, and school board. We are here to help you and if you need some extra voices in that choir, we will be there!
As I said in the first blog, we are all in this together. We all need to stand together now more than ever and show the world why music is so important to us all!
Have a wonderful May!