Jefferson County Public Schools gets it!

I am excited to announce that the Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky is getting serious about ensuring that every child has an opportunity to Be Part of the Music. In addition to hosting a teaching in-service where I met with all music teachers in the district and discussed recruitment and retention strategies, the district purchased Recruitment Kits for EVERY music teacher in EVERY elementary school!  Wow!  That is a commitment to music education!
As we transition the Be Part of the Band website to a the more inclusive Be Part of the Music site, one of our hopes is that school districts and communities will begin to recruit on a more holistic level. Instead of each teacher approaching recruiting individually, we believe that the synergy of an ENTIRE district music faculty approaching recruiting in a cohesive, communal, and united way will result in a greater gain in studentenrollment numbers for everyone.  Way to go Jefferson County Public Schools!