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9 Ways to Entice More Volunteers, Backed by Science
Next time you need to beat the bushes to fill volunteer needs, put aside your dread. Use these tactics to put the odds in your favor. Chances are, you'll be doing THEM a favor!
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We have an anonymous donor who has committed to match the first $2,000.00 in gifts dollar for dollar!

AMP Participating in Give Local America, a National Day of Giving! #givelocalamerica
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Marian Bechtel: Saving Lives One Chord at a Time via @mashable
There are countless scientists and innovators—at universities, in laboratories, and in the field across every continent—using technology to further the peace and prosperity of m...
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"In the enormous domed metal building—a cavernous space dominated by three regulation size basketball courts where adults coach the kids’ teams, shouting to be heard above the din—I find the court for Nicholas’s game and quickly sit down on the bleachers. …

"When did this happen? How did we get here? When did we stop wanting our children to play nicely together, stop insisting on apologies when they hurt one another, stop valuing kindness and social skills above competitiveness and drive? And when did it become a good play to foul someone on purpose? When did we stop calling 'careful with that stick' across the playground and start shouting 'check him?'

"I’m tempted to turn to the parents beside me on these bleachers and offer an explanation for myself: I was in the band."

I'm with the Band | Full Grown People
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Where are you on this hierarchy?

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#bandhumor #bandroom
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"You want higher test scores in math and science? Music education will help. You want children with higher mental faculty? Music education will help. You want to keep kids out of trouble and on-track towards college and future employment? Music education will help."

Why Music Education Actually Matters

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The +Norwin Percussion concert is streaming LIVE now! Has your ensemble ever live-streamed a performance? Why or why not?
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Guitdoorbell - YouTube A pleasant strum every time your door opens and closes.
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“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” -Elizabeth Harrison #quote
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A 2011 study found that Nobel laureates in the sciences are 25 times more likely to sing, dance, or act than the average scientist.

Full STEAM ahead:
Across the nation, many schools are taking steps to integrate different academic disciplines, some adding art studies into traditional STEM curricula, as part of a growing effort to better connect science and technology with innovative thinking.
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Join us for our next #AMPwebinar:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Essential Rules of #SocialMedia: What every music parent and music educator should know.

Every arts organization has  access to the world of social media effectively changing arts activities, marketing management and strategic planning. While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogging and the like may be overwhelming, managing your social media effort can be easy and effective. At the end of the day social media activities are just another method of communication; another way to tell your arts story in your own way.

While we are all finding the most appropriate ways to utilize this medium, there are certain standards that should be followed in order to accomplish the goals set forth by your organization.

Participants will come away thinking about the following for their own organizations:

1) What are we currently doing on social media?

2) Do we have a plan in place for this year and next year?

3) Are our messages timely and effective?

4) Are we generating enough content?

5) Do we have the right people managing this effort?

6) Are we reaching the right audience?
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It's important to choose your instrument carefully.
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You're there for them. We're there for you.
AMP, The National ASSOCIATION of MUSIC PARENTS mission is to build a grassroots national movement that brings together ALL STAKEHOLDERS of Music Education to defend the interests of our students and ensure that music and the arts remain an integral discipline within the core education system in America.
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